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Archived Webinar: Alternative Therapeutic Approaches to Refugee Mental Health

Author(s): NPCT
Date: September 14, 2016
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness

The objectives of this webinar are: Provide an overview of alternative modalities to refugee mental health Identify replicable tools and approaches to integrating modalities into health and resettlement services Explore the meanings of alternative, non-traditional, complementary, and integrative theories and methods Highlight program frameworks that encourage holistic health care Explore various body-based and art therapy interventions including …

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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: 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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Guide: Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development

Author(s): BRYCS
Date: September 1, 2016
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing, Early Childhood Education

BRYCS and the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR) partnered to create this illustrated handbook for newcomer families parenting young children. It addresses the following themes: Family Well-Being, Safety and Protection, Guidance and Discipline, Healthy Brain Development, Early Learning and School Readiness, and Connecting to Early Care and Education. …

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Guide: Raising Children in a New Country: An Illustrated Handbook

Author(s): BRYCS
Date: September 1, 2016
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing

This booklet can help refugee service providers ensure that newcomer parents have the basic information they need about U.S. laws and parenting practices. Although newcomers may find the booklet useful by itself, it is primarily intended for case managers and other service providers to use together with their refugee and immigrant clients. The booklet is …

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Archived Webinar: Effective Presentation of Data for Reports, Winning Proposals and Outreach

Author(s): META
Date: August 15, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation

For this webinar, we were joined by an internationally recognized data visualization expert who brings a research-based approach to improving the communication of data through more effective graphs, slides, and reports. The training was tailored to the needs of refugee service providers, drawing on data examples from programs serving refugees and other populations of concern …

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Ahmad and Friends

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: August 4, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment

This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Ahmad arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina without any existing ties in the U.S. He now works two jobs to provide for his family and played a key role in creating a …

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Guide: Integrative Healthcare Settings – Information Guide

Author(s): NPCT
Date: August 1, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Healthcare

This guide discusses common components and structures included in approaches to integration, demonstrates the benefits to community stakeholders of integrating mental and primary healthcare, and explains the potential implications of a lack of integration. Ultimately, the guide will outline practical recommendations for integrating care.

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Archived Webinar: Enrolling Refugee Children in U.S. Schools

Author(s): BRYCS
Date: August 1, 2016
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Youth Education

This webinar focuses on the challenges of enrolling children into the local public school system and the current protections in place at the federal level, such as Plyler v. Doe and the McKinney-Vento Act. Additional recommendations are discussed.

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Tool or Template: Theory of Change and Logical Framework (Logframe) Templates

Author(s): META
Date: July 25, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning

In some cases, donors provide the templates they want you to use for illustrating your project’s theory of change or describing your project’s performance monitoring and evaluation strategy. But when they don’t, these META templates may be useful. For example, you might use a theory of change template in the Logic Model section of a proposal, …

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