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Blog Post: A Few Ways to Engage Volunteers in your Employment Program

Author(s): Higher
Date: August 2, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Though it can be time consuming to bring on volunteers, when volunteers are involved in the resettlement process they can become powerful community advocates on behalf of refugees. Here are a few specific …

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Blog Post: When Serving Highly Skilled Refugees, You Don’t Need to Re-invent the Wheel!

Author(s): Higher
Date: July 31, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Many refugee employment professionals dream about developing customized employment services for clients with higher levels of education and professional experience. Unfortunately, because of limited time and resources, these dreams are rarely realized. Take …

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Blog Post: Laughter and Trauma

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 1, 2017
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. For ten years, I served refugees at administrative and policy levels. I missed working with clients, but I feared vicarious traumatization (being negatively impacted from the heavy weight of experiencing traumatic …

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Blog Post: Head, Heart, Hands: A Strategy for Employer Conversations

Author(s): Higher
Date: June 11, 2017
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. When I was a rookie job developer just starting out I came up with a little strategy that I would use when approaching employers. I called it Head, Heart, Hands, and it represented …

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Blog Post: 5 Mapping Strategies for Employer Outreach

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 9, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Aside from language, literacy, and cultural adjustment issues, transportation is one of the most significant barriers to employment that our clients face. While not always possible, finding employment that is easily accessible by foot, …

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Blog Post: 7 Tips if You’re New to Job Development

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 22, 2017
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. If you’re new to refugee job development, welcome to what is sure to be one of the most challenging and rewarding chapters of your career! Maybe you’re fresh out of college or perhaps …

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Blog Post: Unaccompanied Children: Factors in Successful Integration

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: August 1, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Introduction Unaccompanied children (UC) who have been migrating from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to the United States for years, were largely unnoticed by the general population until this phenomenon captured our …

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Blog Post: Overcoming the Financial Challenge of Higher Education

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Are you one of the 3.8 million college-aged immigrants in the U.S.? Although a college education that may not have been available in your home country is now a possibility, you …

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