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Archived Webinar: Engaging Refugee Parents and Families in School

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 5, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this 60-minute webinar and discussion, Kelly Cooper introduced her teaching and learning community in Buffalo, New York. She shared the many ways she aims to engage parents of refugee students in school, both pre-pandemic and during remote or distance learning. Many tools and tips were shared in this session.
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E-learning: Teaching for Refugees: Building Knowledge

Author(s): Carey Institute, UNHCR
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This 20-minute course seeks to expand awareness, deepen understanding, and develop resources that will be useful in the classroom to cultivate harmony and belonging as part of larger efforts to welcome and fully integrate newcomers into our communities. This particular course targets educators within Europe (although it is open to educators everywhere). This course builds …

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Podcast: Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers

Author(s): NCTSN, University of Minnesota
Date: November 23, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family …

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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 animated video, narrators discuss how students and parents can log in to Schoology through Clever, and how they can access necessary features in Schoology.
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Archived Webinar: The U.S. Refugee School ImpactProgram

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 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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