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Guide: Improving Cultural Competence: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 59

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Date: August 11, 2014
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This guide, developed by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), covers the role of culture in substance use services and mental health. It helps professional care providers understand cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations. Screening and assessment instruments are included.
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Guide: Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: April 7, 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 and diet, and medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees. 

Tip Sheet: Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 24, 2014
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Grief and Healing
This document outlines the feelings of young children struggling with the death of someone meaningful and offers suggestions on what caregivers can do to help.

Tip Sheet: Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 24, 2014
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Grief and Healing
This document describes how school-age children may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.

Archived Webinar: Substance Abuse and the Torture Survivor Experience

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: March 4, 2014
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This webinar describes the varying degrees of trauma that refugees and torture survivors have experienced and the subsequent substance usage in response to emotional turmoil.

Archived Webinar: Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in Schools: Approaches & Opportunities

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Welcoming America
Date: February 1, 2014
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Welcoming America partnered with the Center for Applied Linguistics on this webinar to begin exploring how schools can promote a culture of welcome and models that work. Webinar participants will identify components of a welcoming school, learn from promising examples from the field, and share their own questions and successes. This archived Webinar identifies key …

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Archived Webinar: Refugees and Substance Use in the Karen Community

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: April 12, 2013
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This webinar explores how varied immigrant and refugee communities understand substance use and trauma. The role of the helper (service provider) is also explored, with implications for adjusting our practice to better align with familiar cultural practices of different groups. Specific reference is made to the Karen community.

Guide: Anti-Bullying Instructional Resources

Author(s): State of New York Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)
Date: February 26, 2013
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide is part of the New York State Welcome to Our Schools (WtOS) program, designed to ease the transition of refugee children into elementary and secondary schools and to empower their parents to be effective partners in the education of their children. The guide provides background on refugees and bullying, when bullying may be …

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E-learning: Preventing Child Maltreatment in ORR-/DCS-Funded Care Provider Programs

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: January 1, 2013
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Created by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) This course is intended for service providers working in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)/Department of Child Services (DCS) residences/programs. It is available in English and in Spanish on the BRYCS website. After completing this 48-minute course, you will have a better understanding of: Professional ethics, boundaries, …

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Guide: Rainbow Response: A Practical Guide to Resettling LGBT Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: October 22, 2012
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs, Mental Health and Wellness
This guide includes information on understanding sexual orientation and gender identity, creating a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants, community integration, and on providing direct services, legal services, and mental health services to LGBTQI+ clients. By acknowledging the unique circumstances under which LGBTQI+ refugees arrive and considering how their backgrounds and experiences will inform each service, …

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