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Archived Webinar: Mental Health Screening Tools and Referral Networks

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: March 12, 2016
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
The objectives of this webinar are to: Discuss the importance of identifying and addressing refugee mental health issues through screenings Discuss how to implement effective screening tools in your programs and train staff on using various instruments Highlight three different programmatic approaches to using screening tools and building referral networks Address common barriers to streamlining …

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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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Tool or Template: Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15) Packet

Author(s): Pathways to Wellness
Date: January 1, 2016
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
The RHS-15 is a tool for screening refugees for emotional distress and mental health. The RHS-15 Packet includes the RHS-15 tool, background on the tool’s development, and guidelines on using the RHS-15 with recently resettled refugees. To access the RHS-15 in all languages, complete the linked JotForm and download your desired language(s) via DropBox. Early …

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Video: Getting and Staying Well for Congolese Refugees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 15, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence, Grief and Healing, Healthcare, Sexual and Reproductive Health
This six part video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) covers a variety of health topics specifically for Congolese refugees and it is narrated in Kiswahili. The series includes:  Introduction to Healthcare in the U.S. explains the role of healthcare providers, preventive care, and health insurance. Your Body Before, During and After Pregnancy …

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E-learning: Fundamentals of Providing Services to Survivors of Torture

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: September 1, 2015
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Created by the Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers (CVT) This course was funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to give refugee service provides a basic foundation in the knowledge and skills required to provide effective services to torture survivors. The nine modules are directed …

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Tool or Template: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Date: April 19, 2015
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This World Health Organization (WHO)-approved assessment of 10 questions is the most frequently used alcohol screening instrument in the world. Created Professor John B. Saunders, it can be administered orally or as a written self-assessment and it has been translated into 50 languages. Related Tools: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) manual contains exercises …

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Video: Stories of Hope from Bhutanese Refugees: Moving from Distress to Wellness

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: March 31, 2015
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
This eight part video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement provides Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees living in the United States, those who are about to be resettled, new arrivals, and former refugees with testimonials about the resettlement experience, emotional wellness, and suicide prevention. The main video includes a general message of hope and encouragement for …

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Video: Introduction to Mental Health

Author(s): The Parent Network of Western NY
Date: February 19, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
These 2015 videos are designed to help parents have a conversation about mental health with their children. These videos describe the basics of mental health and provide tips and suggestions on how to start a conversation about mental health. A mental illness is a medical condition that may change a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability …

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Toolkit: Measures that are Appropriate for Refugee Children and Families 

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 1, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Data Collection
This toolkit provides links and information about a variety of tools including checklists, inventories, questionnaires, and reports to address issues that refugee children and families face. Domains referenced include anxiety, attachment, cognition, conduct problems, depression, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, mood, parenting stress, physical health, psychosocial functioning, quality of life, relationships, resettlement stressors, resilience, substance use, …

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