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Podcast: From Turmoil to Triumph: Assisting Refugees in their Journey to Entrepreneurship Part II

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Entrepreneurship
This two-part podcast series features a conversation between Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment at Switchboard and Khalid Ahmadzai, Director of Economic Advancement at Canopy Northwest Arkansas. In this episode, they discuss microlending; how participants are selected for the Canopy Northwest entrepreneurship program; success stories; and more!

Podcast: From Turmoil to Triumph: Assisting Refugees in their Journey to Entrepreneurship Part I

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Entrepreneurship
This two-part podcast series features a conversation between Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment at Switchboard and Khalid Ahmadzai, Director of Economic Advancement at Canopy Northwest Arkansas. In part one, Khalid shares his story of growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan; how he created the existing microlending entrepreneurship program at Canopy; and the collaborative process …

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Archived Webinar: Listening for Change: Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Client-Facing Staff

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 16, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This interactive webinar featured panelists working alongside refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities who discussed the benefits of Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and provide practical, inclusive approaches. 

Archived Webinar: Supporting Workers from Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Employment Rights
Employers can play a key role in ensuring their employees can confidently access COVID-19 vaccines, which is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This not only protects the lives and well-being of your employees, it protects your business from major disruptions. A growing number of employers are requiring that …

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Blog Post: From Pediatric Developments to Employer Mandates: Five New COVID-19 Vaccination Facts to Know

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be overwhelming to keep up with current vaccine recommendations and requirements. This is especially true for staff in resettlement agencies, community-based organizations, and public health departments who are working tirelessly to support clients. This post shares easy-to-remember facts from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) that enable staff to answer common questions clients may have.
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Tip Sheet: USDA Rural Housing Service Program: An Available Option for the Afghan Resettlement Program

Author(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides direct financial rental assistance for qualifying tenants under short-term (6-12 months) and long-term (12 months+) housing programs. USDA has determined that many Afghan arrivals, including those who are part of the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA), may qualify for this program. Under the USDA program, rental …

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Archived Webinar: Service Provider Roundtable: Supporting Afghan Women

Author(s): Canadian Women's Foundation
Date: December 7, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
This webinar discussed the ways service providers can better support Afghan women, girls and gender-diverse people.

Poster: Understand Your Rights & Responsibilities in the United States

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 3, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Employment Rights
This flyer, produced by the International Rescue Committee, describes important laws and rights that apply to everyone who lives and works in the United States. These include laws surrounding violence and exploitation, discrimination, and child abuse and neglect. It also shares information about civil rights and the right to work. This flyer is available in …

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Archived Webinar: Access to Housing, Disaster Relief, and Homelessness Assistance Programs for Immigrants

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: December 2, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness, Federal Housing Programs
This webinar covers public assistance services and how immigration status affects — or doesn’t affect — one’s ability to receive assistance in housing, disaster relief, and/or homelessness.

E-learning: Psychological First Aid in Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: November 29, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
This self-paced course, developed by the IRC, explains the foundational skills of Psychological First Aid. It is designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts who support refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other clients impacted by forced displacement. Learning objectives: Define Psychological First Aid (PFA) Understand the foundational principles of PFA Apply …

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