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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Tip Sheet: Seven Tips to Stay Safe Online

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Digital Inclusion, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource, created by CARRE, provides clients with seven tips for staying safe online. It is aimed at children and youth at risk of online sexual exploitation, or “sexploitation.” Tips include: Change privacy settings Do not share personal photos, videos, or information Never send money Never meet up Block any online aggressors Tell a trusted …

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Guide: Helping Children Cope After Coming to a New Country

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Guardianship
This resource, created by CARRE, is designed to help clients support their children after coming to a new country. 

Guide: Talking with your Children about Islamophobia and Hate-Based Violence

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This resource, created by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, discusses Islamophobia and hate-based violence against Muslims with children. This fact sheet highlights, for parents and caregivers, strategies that can be used to facilitate effective conversations, age-specific guidelines, and actions families and communities can take before an event occurs.

Guide: Keeping Safe! Children’s Bilingual Guide

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: August 2, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
This guide, created by BRYCS, was created for unaccompanied children and will assist young people in knowing their rights while they are in the United States, keeping them safe so they can thrive in their life journeys.

Evidence Summary: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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Guide: School Enrollment for Students in Temporary Housing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Housing
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Ensuring access to education is an essential element of resettlement. Finding affordable housing is a significant challenge in most communities in the U.S., and at times, clients may be unhoused or in temporary housing. This guide discusses school enrollment for children and youth who are facing this circumstance. The McKinney-Vento/Homeless Assistance Act is a U.S. …

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Archived Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Supporting the Social Emotional Learning Needs of Afghan and Other Newcomer Students

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the Office of English Language Acquisition, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted this webinar on strategies to assist Afghan and other newcomer students to …

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Archived Webinar: Keeping the Promise: Higher Education and Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 4, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This webinar explored how higher education partners can extend their services to Afghan evacuees and refugees more broadly and support their successful transition into our country and respective communities; how institutions and systems are rising to the occasion and providing an array of supports and opportunities to Afghan evacuees, such as school supplies for children, …

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Archived Webinar: Keeping the Promise: Education and Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: January 24, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) presented this webinar about ORR’s process for placing and supporting Afghan refugees in the context of the U.S. educational system. The webinar also featured representatives from the Office …

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Toolkit: Supporting Afghan Students in Schools & Youth Programs in the United States

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 4, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
In the 2021-22 school year and beyond, schools across the United States will enroll significant numbers of children and youth from Afghanistan. These students fled the country after the withdrawal of American military troops and the subsequent fall of the Afghan government on August 15, 2021. While many schools and communities have a long history …

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