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Toolkit: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Toolkit for Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC) States

Author(s): Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC)
Date: September 26, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This toolkit responds to the identified needs of Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC) States and recognizes their commitment to supporting the mental health and wellness of refugees and asylum seekers. It acknowledges and builds on the work of other organizations, such as IOM and UNHCR, to provide an evidence-based, high-level overview of factors that contribute to improving …

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Archived Webinar: A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 16, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar uncovers key concepts related to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in the context of refugee resettlement service delivery.

Guide: A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
There is growing interest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This guide reviews key MHPSS concepts relevant to those who are designing and implementing services that seek to improve resettled refugees’ mental health and psychosocial wellbeing.

Blog Post: Does Self-care Really Matter to My Health or Identity?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 6, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Protecting ourselves from overwhelming stress is similar to staying healthy in general: the familiar advice to eat right, exercise, and maintain good sleep patterns is important to follow. But resilience from stress is also reliant on nurturing our relationships, work life and hobbies, material safety, and values. This blog post offers some tips to help you do this.

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

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Curriculum

Author(s): HIAS
Date: May 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This HIAS MHPSS curriculum offers a teaching curriculum to implement community-based support groups for refugees, newcomers, and immigrants. This curriculum offers nine sessions with scripts, resources, and activities for skilled facilitators to promote healing, connection, and support. The curriculum and accompanying materials are designed to support any organization or individual in implementing community-based support groups that …

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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.
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Tip Sheet: Trauma-Informed Strategies To Engage With Youth Seeking Asylum

Author(s): Global Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Children who have been exposed to trauma can experience learning difficulties, regression in development (e.g., bed-wetting, speech), sleep disruption, clinginess, or may break rules and push boundaries. This pocket card offers some tips to keep in mind as volunteers and behavioral health professionals engage with youth seeking asylum.