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Tip Sheet: Coping with Stress During the 2019-nCoV Outbreak

Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Date: March 1, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This short document uses images and text to convey tips about coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. Tips include talking with friends and family, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding alcohol and drugs, gathering credible information, limiting consumption of stressful news coverage, and using existing coping skills. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, …

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Tip Sheet: Employment Rights and Resources for Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): US Dept. of Justice
Date: February 14, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Development
Refugees and asylees have permanent permission to live and work in the United States. Several federal laws protect this right to work. This document will help refugees and asylees learn more about their rights and provide information for the government agency to contact with questions or problems.

Tip Sheet: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work – Information for Employers

Author(s): US Dept. of Justice
Date: February 13, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Development
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) prohibits employers from discriminating against U.S. citizens and other work-authorized individuals based on their citizenship status or national origin. The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division enforces this law, found at 8 U.S.C. § 1324b, and its regulations, found at …

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Tip Sheet: Information for Refugees and Asylees about the Form I-9

Author(s): US Dept. of Justice
Date: December 10, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Development
Everyone starting a job as an employee in the United States completes the Form I-9, a government form that employers use to verify identity and permission to work. This flyer is intended to help asylees and refugees complete the Form I-9 and know their rights in this process. Translations are available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian,  Burmese,  Farsi, French,  Karen, Kayah, Nepali, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu.

Tip Sheet: Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees in Your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 13, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
Download this resource for guidance on engaging, supporting, and managing volunteers to help welcome refugees in your community. It includes tips on volunteer outreach, designing options for volunteer engagement, volunteer onboarding, and keeping volunteers energized. This toolkit also shares field spotlights from a number of refugee-serving organizations that are successfully utilizing volunteers in new and …

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Tip Sheet: Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: August 31, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Suicidality
This tip sheet explains the risk and protective factors associated with suicide in refugee children and adolescents and includes a guideline for screening refugee children and adolescents at risk for suicide. 

Tip Sheet: 3 Steps for Developing Key Evaluation Questions

Author(s): META
Date: July 6, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Evaluation questions, also called key evaluation questions or KEQs, are the high-level questions an evaluation project is designed to answer. KEQs are not the individual questions you ask during data collection, such as those used in a survey questionnaire, interview or focus group discussion. Instead, KEQs define what the project team seeks to learn and …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Planning Surveys

Author(s): META
Date: June 26, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
A survey is a data collection method that allows you to systematically gather information from a defined population. This tip sheet walks through five steps to take when planning surveys and provides additional resources that can help you in the process.

Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Planning Focus Group Discussions

Author(s): META
Date: June 26, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
A focus group discussion (FGD) is a data collection method that involves a structured interview with a small group of 6-12 people. A moderator asks respondents both standardized and follow-up questions to collect information about their experiences, feelings, and preferences. This tip sheet walks through five steps to take when planning FGDs and provides additional …

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Tip Sheet: Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: June 25, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
The relationship with a parent is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. Separations from parents and siblings— especially under sudden, chaotic, or unpredictable circumstances such as those related to war, refugee, immigration, or detention experiences—may lead children to develop depression, anxiety, or separation-related traumatic stress symptoms. This tip sheet for current …

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