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Video: Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC) in the United States

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This 6-minute video provides a brief overview of the mental health needs of unaccompanied children (UC) who have experienced significant trauma in their home countries and along their journey to the United States. It discusses push and pull factors, complex trauma, prolonged threats, policies, prevention, mental health, and support.
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Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 29, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar series covered the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Nationally recognized speakers from NCTSN were joined by experts from the Irving Harris Foundation’s Professional Development Network to provide best practices for culturally responsive and trauma-informed provision of services. This series featured diverse expertise from the fields of …

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Tool or Template: Checklists for Tracking Child Development Milestones

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: July 28, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
How a child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about child development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. This series of checklists explains key milestones in several areas of development: social/emotional; language/communication; cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving); and movement/physical development. Checklists are available for children aged two, …

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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Protect Your Child. Protect Your Community.

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: July 28, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet provides information about the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. This information includes that children and youth will be safest when they are vaccinated; that the vaccine also prevents children and youth from getting seriously ill if they do get sick; that vaccines protect against variants like Delta; that vaccinating children and youth protects the …

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Guide: Children, Youth, and Families Who Experience Migration-Related Trauma and Family Separation

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 23, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource offers information on unaccompanied and separated immigrant youth in the U.S. who have experienced migration-related trauma and family separation. This brief includes information about: who unaccompanied children (UC) are and how many are in the U.S.; how traumatic separation affects immigrant children, youth, families, and systems; and what can be done to assist …

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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for unaccompanied children (UC) is an evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions. It is useful for working with unaccompanied children preparing to reunite with family members, or …

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Toolkit: Guide for Universities

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: June 1, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Universities can facilitate refugees’ access to their campuses by offering scholarship/mentorship programs for refugee students. This toolkit gives universities necessary background information on challenges facing refugees when accessing higher education in the U.S. throughout the educational pipeline: pre-admission, after admission, and post-graduation. It also provides recommendations on addressing these challenges to make U.S. campuses more …

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Toolkit: Guide for Student Advocates

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: May 31, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
College students have a unique role to play as advocates for refugees as they can help address some of the challenges and obstacles refugees often encounter in their higher education pursuits. This toolkit provides suggestions and resources to help promote accessibility to higher education, create welcoming campuses, and support opportunities for long-term integration.

Evidence Summary: What works to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence among refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 30, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence
This evidence summary assesses the state of available evidence regarding interventions to prevent or respond to intimate partner violence among resettled refugees.

Archived Webinar: Safety Planning with Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning
This webinar, hosted on April 15 2021, was delivered by Amy Fleischauer, Director of Survivor Support Services, International Institute of Buffalo, and Tigest Coleman, Strengths-Based Services Training Officer, Switchboard.  This webinar introduced current URM service providers to key approaches, including safety planning, to help identify vulnerable youth and prevent further exploitation. Webinar transcript coming soon! …

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