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.

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Video: Hellooo America

Author(s): Advocates for Youth, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: June 29, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Hellooo America is a three-part mini series, for and by refugee youth, exploring the often-stigmatized conversations around sexual health and rights in the refugee community. Backed by sexual health experts, Hellooo America is a low-pressure space where young refugees can access the information they need to lead safe and healthy lives, in a way that …

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Guide: Supporting Refugee Students and Families in Home-Based Learning

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 6, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, COVID-19
Refugee service providers can play a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic to foster equity of access to home-based learning. Now more than ever, providers need to liaise between families and schools, help bridge the gaps between them—be they cultural, linguistic, or otherwise—and advocate on behalf of families for the education system to fulfill its …

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Tool or Template: Home-Based Learning Templates

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 6, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, COVID-19
This document includes two templates to be completed by refugee service providers alongside refugee families as they work to support home-based learning. Included are a template for a Home-Based Learning Plan and a Weekly Schoolwork Schedule. To use these templates: Translate into families’ preferred language(s) Add additional visual supports for those with low literacy, as …

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Blog Post: Helping Refugee Children and Parents Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 2, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19, Self-care
This blog post offers tips on how to help families cope during the COVID-19 crisis. Helping children begin to develop coping skills in response to COVID-19 stressors can not only help them get through this volatile time, but also positively manage feelings during uncertain times in the future.

Archived Webinar: Supporting Immigrants & Refugees During Remote Learning

Author(s): Seidlitz Education
Date: March 27, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Digital Inclusion, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, COVID-19
Laura Gardner, Founder of Immigrant Connections, Social Worker and Consultant, joined Carol Salva and Valentina Gonzalez discuss some of the most important considerations as we aim to support Immigrant and Refugee students and their families during this time of social distancing. This webinar was hosted by Seidlitz Education. 

Video: Adjusting to Life & Work in the U.S. – Perspectives from Refugee Youth

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 25, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
In the summer of 2019, Switchboard interviewed established refugee youth in Atlanta, GA; Hyattsville, MD; and Lancaster, PA. The goal of this video is to elevate the voices of refugee youth, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their early experiences in the U.S. and a platform to share their perspective and advice with service …

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E-learning: Addressing the Contraceptive Needs of Refugee Youth and Women

Author(s): Advocates for Youth, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 9, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Resettlement in the United States can offer enhanced opportunities for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services; at the same time, refugee youth and women face particular barriers (i.e. communication difficulties, low health literacy, unfamiliarity with healthcare system, etc.) that must be considered, including their experiences of violence and ongoing trauma. Addressing these barriers …

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Guide: Immigrant and Refugee Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 20, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse
This e-book includes 10 chapters that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families’ challenges and resilience across multiple domains, including economic, political, health, and human rights. Click the links below to access each chapter. Within each chapter, subsections can be navigated via the Contents menu at left.   Introduction Chapter 1. Immigration and …

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Guide: Partnering with Schools to Provide Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments for Refugee Students

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide describes how providers and schools can partner to both proactively prevent incidents of hate, bias, and bullying, and respond to those incidents in a way that ensures students are held accountable.

Archived Webinar: Partnering with Schools to Provide Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments for Refugee Students

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar was presented by Laura Gardner of Gardner & Associates and covers ways to proactively prevent and respond to bias and hate incidents.