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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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Poster: Refugee Suicide Prevention

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: October 11, 2012
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Suicidality
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) created the Refugee Suicide Prevention Training Toolkit and poster in response to reports of suicides among resettled Bhutanese refugees. The poster is designed to raise awareness about suicide in refugee communities and encourage gatekeepers to help refugees in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It is designed to be printed …

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Tip Sheet: Refugees from Burma: Considerations for Health Providers

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: September 1, 2012
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Country Guides, Domestic Violence
Designed for health care professionals and others helping new refugee arrivals adjust to their resettlement communities, this health profile provides basic information about refugees from Burma, their health experiences, and cultural beliefs that may influence their approach to health. This resource was produced by the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) in collaboration with the …

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Tip Sheet: Substance Abuse or Dependence

Author(s): Health Information Translations
Date: August 28, 2012
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This fact sheet contains information on drug, alcohol, or substance dependence/misuse, signs of substance abuse, and a list of hotlines.

Guide: Enhancing the Lives of Older Refugees

Author(s): Older Refugee Working Committee
Date: July 6, 2012
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Grief and Healing
This resource aimed at refugee care workers in Australia aims to provide guidance covering four key areas:the individual life experiences of older refugees, loss and grief, the aging process, and the impact of the refugee experience on older age.

Archived Webinar: Making CLAS Happen

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: June 20, 2012
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
Making CLAS Happen from Refugee Health TA. This webinar, that took place on June 18, 2012, introduces clinical providers, health care administrators and social service providers to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards, issued in 2001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. There is a specific …

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