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Toolkit: Developing Your Board to Advance Your Organization’s Mission

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 4, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This toolkit aims to guide board members and executive directors on best practices for board development within ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs), including those who take part in the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program. This document addresses the topics of board responsibilities, recruitment, new member orientation, diversity, fundraising, and conflicts of interest. The toolkit is primarily designed …

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Toolkit: Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: April 19, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities. Recipes were submitted by members, staff, and friends of the Welcoming Network, which comprises more than 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments. Each recipe is accompanied by …

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Toolkit: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 9, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make …

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Toolkit: Welcoming, Registering, and Supporting Newcomer Students: A Toolkit for Educators of Immigrant and Refugee Students in Secondary Schools

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: February 16, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This resource is intended to help educators identify and use research-based policies, practices, and procedures for welcoming and registering newcomer immigrant and refugee students who are attending secondary schools in the United States and for supporting them once they are in school.
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Toolkit: Community-led Messaging for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), University of Minnesota
Date: February 12, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Contact tracing is a critical tool in our collective approach to ending the pandemic. This toolkit was designed to support leaders with expertise and extensive knowledge of their communities to create a customized contact tracing messaging campaign that is rooted in that community’s values, motivations, and realities. We know that customized health communications that are …

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Toolkit: Safety Planning with Foreign National Children and Youth Survivors of Trafficking

Author(s): U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Date: February 2, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning, Screening and Assessment
Foreign national minors in the United States who have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons are eligible for certain benefits and services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) funds case management services for qualifying minors. This toolkit uses notes, tips, …

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Toolkit: Establishing & Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant & Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen existing emergency preparedness plans by ensuring immigrants and refugees are part of any emergency response. It contains checklists on inclusive communication practices, community assessments, building trust with refugee communities, and more. 

Toolkit: My Body. My Health: A Health Education Toolkit

Author(s): Centre for Culture, Ethnicity, and Health
Date: October 19, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This toolkit includes a series of five educational presentations to help organizations deliver health information to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Topics covered include: health checks, good food for good health, move more sit less, how to feel more positive in life, and the importance of vitamin D. Each PowerPoint presentation is available to download …

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Toolkit: Building Capacity to Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A Toolkit for Settlement, Social, and Health Service Providers

Author(s): Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Date: May 28, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, tools, resources, and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work of settlement, social, and health service providers across Canada, with the aim of building the capacity to better support the mental health unique needs of immigrants and refugees. This …

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Toolkit: U.S. Citizenship Practice Questions & Answers

Author(s): USAHello
Date: January 1, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Citizenship
USAHello has compiled the 2008 and 2020 U.S. citizenship test questions and answers in translated languages. The citizenship test is also known as the civics or naturalization test. For some languages, videos are available in which native speakers read the text of each question aloud in both English and the translated language. This provides aspiring …

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