We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

Tool or Template: “Vaccination Is” COVID-19 Vaccine Poster Kit

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: April 7, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This template is designed for refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) community members to create posters with the goal of raising awareness of, and confidence in, COVID-19 vaccines. The template includes a video tutorial, links to image libraries, and other customizable features to ensure the posters resonate with the communities they are designed for. NRC-RIM has …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Podcast: Leading during Times of Transition: The National View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kay Bellor, Independent Consultant, and Hans Van de Weerd, Vice President of Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration at the International Rescue Committee, discuss leadership strategies that have been effective over the past several years. They consider challenges such as the dramatic reduction of the U.S. resettlement program, the COVID-19 …

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Evidence Summary: What works to build welcoming and inclusive communities?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the available interventions for building inclusive communities and their effectiveness. It examines contact-based interventions, bystander interventions, and youth-focused interventions. It also includes implications for practice and research.

Blog Post: Persevering during Times of Transition: Lessons from Leaders across the Resettlement Field

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
Strategic and everyday tactical leadership is critical to any organization, but confronting change as a leader can require new and different approaches. I recently interviewed leaders from several sectors working within refugee resettlement to learn how they had confronted the challenges of the past years. This blog post includes several areas of action based on their strategies.

Tool or Template: COVID-19 Vaccine Social Media Graphics

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: March 26, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These social media graphics, developed by International Rescue Committee, contain quick facts about the  COVID-19 vaccine in 15 languages. They do not contain logos, organizations are able to add their own image in order to customize the document. These graphics are available in Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Nepali, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, …

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Archived Webinar: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging: Practical Tools for Building Hyperlocal Custom Communications

Author(s): NRC-RIM, Switchboard
Date: March 26, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Media and Communications
Hosted on March 25, 2021, this training was delivered by Erin Mann, Program Manager and co-Principal Investigator, the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM); Courtney Chang, Senior Program Lead, IDEO.org; and Ridhi Arun, Senior Program Coordinator, IDEO.org.  Customized health communications developed for specific local communities are thought to be more effective than …

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Video: Vaccine 101: Information for Organizations Serving RIM Communities

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: March 23, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video is intended to aid those working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities in understanding the COVID-19 vaccine and effectively communicating about the COVID-19 vaccine to the communities they serve.

Blog Post: Leveraging Volunteers Remotely during COVID-19 to Support Ongoing Economic Integration

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 19, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
With the economic and health crises that came with COVID-19, many service providers were forced to shift priorities with clients. To ensure we did not lose sight of our long-term integration work with clients, we utilized the greater community, including volunteers, to support clients with professional development, professional networking, and complex financial systems navigation. This post provides ideas for leveraging volunteers remotely to support ongoing economic integration for refugees and asylees.

Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: March 18, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This poster presents the symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and emergency warning signs include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or not being able to be woken, and bluish lips or face.