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Map of Myanmar

Guide: Burmese Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: June 6, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Burmese refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health care access and conditions in refugee camps, medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees, and health conditions to consider in post-arrival medical screening. 

Guide: Suicidality Among Refugees

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Suicidality
This guide introduces components that affect refugees’ risk for self-harm. While some refugee populations are more at risk than others, this guide navigates individual, family, community, and programmatic aspects pertaining to risk of suicide.

Guide: Mental Health Interpretation: Program Structures and Funding Challenges

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: April 1, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Interpretation
This guide provides a programmatic approach to interpretation, outlining practical examples of sourcing, training, and funding interpretation services. Use it to explore helpful ways to increase your program’s interpretation pool, grasp core concepts to include in interpreter trainings, and gauge how the size and ingenuity of your program can affect interpretation funding.

Guide: Mental Health Screening Tools and Referral Networks

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: April 1, 2016
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
This guide highlights important steps when implementing a mental health screening process and focuses on ways organizations and providers can create an effective network to address refugee mental health.

Guide: Resources for Staff New to Serving Survivors of Torture

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
This list summarizes training resources for staff at Survivors of Torture programs and refugee-serving agencies who are new to working with torture survivors. The list was developed by the National Capacity Building Project at the Center for Victims of Torture. All resources and materials are available on HealTorture.org.

Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Federal Republic of Somalia/Somalia

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of Somalia. The Federal Republic of Somalia has endured turmoil for many decades, contributing to the current lack of a strong health infrastructure or integration of mental health services into mainstream healthcare services. Civil war and ongoing violence have caused …

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Guide: Job Skills Mentor Guidebook

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 22, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This guidebook was provided to Higher by World Relief DuPage/Aurora, IL. It is intended for use by volunteer mentors with refugee clients and includes five lessons on job skills with corresponding homework assignments. Topics include pre-employment paperwork, pre-employment tests, taxes, job applications, interviews, first jobs, changing jobs, and more.

Guide: Careers & Connections: A Program Planning and Implementation Guide for Employment Mentoring

Author(s): Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Date: June 6, 2015
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Employment-focused mentoring is one way that local communities and churches can stand with newcomers to overcome obstacles that inhibit economic success and block the routes out of poverty. Employment-focused mentoring leverages social networks to more effectively support newcomers’ long-term integration, and it can also be a critical support for career advancement. The Careers and Connections …

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Guide: Iraqi Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: December 17, 2014
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Iraqi refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health information, healthcare and nutrition, and medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees.
Map of DRC and surrounding countries

Guide: Congolese Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: August 29, 2014
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Bhutanese refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health information, healthcare access and conditions in refugee camps, and medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees.