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Toolkit: Building Meaningful Contact: A How To Guide

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 13, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This how-to guide explores lessons learned from promising models for contact building from across the United States, and delves deeper into a series of activities that the nonprofit Welcoming Michigan conducted in Macomb County, Michigan. By focusing on one example in particular, readers are able to learn step-by-step how to plan, implement, and follow-up on …

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Toolkit: The Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an inclusive Economy

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: August 1, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Employment
This toolkit describes how to develop an inclusive approach to economic development, shares tips for success, and offers strategies in areas such as workforce development, entrepreneurship, home ownership, and urban and rural agriculture.

Toolkit: Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness

Author(s): NPCT, Welcoming America
Date: May 1, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Mental Health and Wellness
This toolkit explores the connections between wellness and welcoming communities. Created in partnership by the National Partnership for Community Training and Welcoming America, the toolkit focuses on how those from diverse sectors – such as academics, employers, health providers, and neighbors – can create a vibrant ecosystem that supports refugee and community wellness.

Toolkit: Citizenship Application Navigator Training Guide

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: December 1, 2017
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Citizenship
This training guide reviews the materials that are essential for providing community education events on the citizenship application process. It provides information on how to prepare for and execute a community outreach event on the citizenship application process. A number of training materials are associated with this guide, including presentation slides and handouts. These are …

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Toolkit: Building and Sustaining Community Collaborations for Refugee Welcome

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2017
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This Community Engagement Toolkit was created to help organizations and community groups identify their current strengths and consider specific new strategies and tactics for expanding and deepening their collaborations in order to promote welcoming communities. The get-started guide provides quick tips and strategies for taking the first steps.

Toolkit: Building Welcoming Schools

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: August 1, 2017
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Ensuring refugee and immigrant students and their families feel welcome and accepted in their school environments is not only foundational for their academic success, but for their longer-term economic and social success as well. Welcoming Refugees created this toolkit to offer schools and after-school learning centers an easily accessible way to promote a welcoming school.

Toolkit: Neighbors Together: Promising Practices to Strengthen Relations with Refugees and Muslims

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2016
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This toolkit provides promising practices to counter anti-refugee and anti-Muslim backlash and work towards a positive vision for our communities. These promising practices demonstrate how: building meaningful contact between diverse populations; positive communications strategies; and engaging civic and community leaders can help create a climate in which all people can thrive. The stories in this …

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Toolkit: Stand Together: Messaging about Muslims and Refugees in Challenging Times

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2016
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Media and Communications
This guide was created for advocates, service providers, and supporters as a tool to address the backlash toward refugees and Muslim Americans, and to help you proactively engage with community leaders and neighbors. Through the messages, sample conversations, story ideas, and worksheets in this toolkit, we will help you develop straightforward yet persuasive language to …

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Toolkit: Refugee Training and Orientation: A Guide and Workbook for Service Providers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: January 30, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Organizational Development
This training-of-trainers (ToT) guide was developed for service providers who work with refugees overseas or domestically to enhance understanding and delivery of orientation and training. The purpose of this guide is to provide new trainers, experienced trainers, and supervisors with a comprehensive tool that can be used to enhance the design and delivery of refugee …

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Toolkit: Measures that are Appropriate for Refugee Children and Families 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: January 1, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Data Collection
This toolkit provides links and information about a variety of tools including checklists, inventories, questionnaires, and reports to address issues that refugee children and families face. Domains referenced include anxiety, attachment, cognition, conduct problems, depression, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, mood, parenting stress, physical health, psychosocial functioning, quality of life, relationships, resettlement stressors, resilience, substance use, …

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