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.

Video: Digital Literacy for Life and Work

Author(s): HIAS
Date: June 8, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Digital Inclusion
HIAS and HIAS Pennsylvania have created a series of digital literacy videos for Newcomer families. Each video series includes 16 short videos, covering topics such as digital safety and scams, preventing viruses and malware, work readiness and job applications, and financial capabilities and online banking. Translations are forthcoming in Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Swahili and Ukrainian.

Blog Post: How to Maintain a Community-Centered Approach While Developing Vaccine Messaging

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: June 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Media and Communications
As COVID-19 vaccination rates plateau, it is vital to put clients at the center of the work. It is critical to hear directly from the community to develop tailored health messaging that is contextualized in the lives of the people with the lived experience. This blog post includes tips for receiving this detailed information and maintaining a community-centered approach while developing vaccine messaging.
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Guide: Recommendations for Welcoming and Inclusive Vaccination Sites

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: June 2, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This guide includes tips and best practices for creating inclusive vaccination sites including staffing, a welcoming environment, engagement, and communications materials.
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Video: Reflections Series: How COVID-19 Changed Our Lives

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: June 1, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video series, featuring different guests, highlights the ways that COVID-19 has affected the lives of refugees, immigrants and migrants. Featured speakers include Elder Villatoro, Alicia Cervantes, Every Gyi, Maribel Ovalle, and Osman Said.

Podcast: Leading During Times of Transition: The Community View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 24, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
This episode features host Kay Bellor interviewing Henny Ohr, Founder and Executive Director, Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) Iowa. They discuss the challenges experienced by EMBARC during the COVID-19 pandemic including providing essential services to clients while protecting staff and how the refugee resettlement program can be improved moving forward. This …

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Toolkit: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Curriculum

Author(s): HIAS
Date: May 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This HIAS MHPSS curriculum offers a teaching curriculum to implement community-based support groups for refugees, newcomers, and immigrants. This curriculum offers nine sessions with scripts, resources, and activities for skilled facilitators to promote healing, connection, and support. The curriculum and accompanying materials are designed to support any organization or individual in implementing community-based support groups that …

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Archived Webinar: Practical Approaches for Discussing COVID-19 Vaccines with Clients

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: May 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This webinar discusses how to build clients’ trust and strengthen your ability to answer clients’ commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine while reinforcing their safety, dignity, and agency.
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Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: May 10, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Bringing healthcare, including COVID-19 vaccinations, to where people live, work, learn, and play has promising potential to improve community engagement and communities. This guide lists seven steps for health professionals, public health departments, and community organizations to help plan vaccination events for RIM communities. Mobile vaccination campaigns, in coordination with community-based or faith-based organizations, can …

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Blog Post: Resource Round-Up: Confronting, Reporting, and Healing After Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 6, 2021
Topic(s): Safety
This blog post includes resources to help address the growing crisis of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, including: resources for service providers to educate themselves and confront the rise in hate incidents; resources on the intersection of bias and COVID-19; multilingual resources for Asian-American Pacific-Islander (AAPI) individuals to report hate incidents; and resources on supporting clients following traumatic experiences.

Toolkit: Developing Your Board to Advance Your Organization’s Mission

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 4, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This toolkit aims to guide board members and executive directors on best practices for board development within ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs), including those who take part in the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program. This document addresses the topics of board responsibilities, recruitment, new member orientation, diversity, fundraising, and conflicts of interest. The toolkit is primarily designed …

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