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Promising Practice: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) Graduation Recognition Program

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) in Seattle, WA created an annual graduation recognition program for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) graduating from high school or college. The program includes a formal gala; free professional photo portraits; an acknowledgement of foster families and others who provided support; and provides an opportunity for former URMs, who often return, …

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Video: Schoology Overview

Author(s): RefugeeResponse
Date: November 16, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Digital Inclusion
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this video, we will show how students and parents can log in to Schoology through Clever, and how they can access necessary features in Schoology.
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Video: The U.S. Refugee School Impact Program

Author(s): Seidlitz Education
Date: November 12, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This webinar was facilitated by Laura Gardner of Immigrant Connections as part of Seidlitz Education’s Virtual Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Conference. It describes the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) Program and is aimed at teachers and other school staff. Topics include: goals of the Refugee School Impact Program, program examples in …

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Video: Refugee School Impact (RSIG) Series

Author(s): Catholic Charities, USCCB
Date: November 2, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This video series provides information to support refugee parents as they learn about the public school system in the United States. Topics include: Community Involvement, Supporting Remote Learning, COVID-19 and Hygiene, Bullying, Student Progress & Discipline, and a Introduction to Public Schools
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Archived Webinar: Working With Diverse Student Groups

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: October 3, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this 90 minute webinar and discussion, Anne-Fleur Lurvink introduced us to her “super-diverse” city of Rotterdam and her teaching and learning context at Lyceum Kralingen in The Netherlands. She shared policy, curricular, and practice approaches her school uses to foster inclusion, safety, and belonging, noting the challenges and opportunities ever-present in this work.
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E-learning: Supporting Refugee Students with Interrupted or Limited Formal Education (SLIFE)

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: October 1, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, English Language Skills
This course is designed for classroom teachers working with SLIFE and/or refugee youth, mentors, coaches, administrators, or teacher preparation program professors working with teachers of refugees. It will take, on average, 4-6 hours to move through each self-paced, asynchronous micro-course. There is no direct facilitation, but there are opportunities to reflect and share resources. The …

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Guide: Integrating Digital Citizenship into Refugee and Immigrant Youth Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 1, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Digital Inclusion
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide is designed to help staff integrate digital citizenship education into existing programs, with a focus on digital safety, security, and rights and responsibilities. It describes suggestions for identifying risk and protective factors among refugee youth participants; determining your digital citizenship objectives and core messages; designing activities within your program context that align with …

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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 15, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches are widely endorsed in refugee resettlement programs. The purpose of this summary is to assess the state of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of these approaches with refugee populations. Specifically, the following questions are addressed: What are the impacts of strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches with refugees? What is the strength of …

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Archived Webinar: Helping Refugees Integrate into National Schools

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: August 29, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this webinar, Lisa Wakefield introduced her learning community at Glendale High School in the state of Arizona and shared strategies she uses to make sure each of her students feels welcome and fully integrated into the school community.

Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: The What, Why, and How of Safety Planning

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 28, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence, Safety Planning
Hosted on July 29, 2020, this webinar was hosted by Reema Sharma, Manager of Outreach and Community Education, Womankind; and Shan Huang, Associate Director of Residential Programs, Womankind. This recording was edited for publication.  Following on Switchboard’s recent introductory webinar, this training focuses on the specifics of safety planning. It will emphasize the importance of creating …

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