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This library hosts materials developed by Switchboard and by former Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded technical assistance (TA) providers (most in fiscal years 2016-2018, with selected earlier materials). This library links materials externally where: their formats were incompatible with internal hosting; they were developed by current ORR-funded TA providers; or they were developed by non-ORR funded authors who granted permission for the links.

Author Definitions

BRYCS
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
CLINIC
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. National Citizenship Capacity Building Project
CVT
Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers
Higher
Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance
Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing Refugee Housing Program
META
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance Project
NPCT
National Partnership for Community Training Mental Health Technical Assistance Program
Project SOAR
Project for Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees
RHTAC
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Welcoming America
Welcoming America's Welcoming Refugees Program
Other
Authors not receiving technical assistance funding from ORR

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Organizational Sustainability: A View from 3 Perspectives

Archived Webinar
Author(s): CVT
Date: September 19, 2018
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): SoT Services, SoT Services

In the first session of this two-part webinar, presenters examined organizational sustainability through three essential factors: financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention. Participants had the opportunity to identify and explore strategies and practices in each of these areas that can help them develop more sustainable, healthy, vibrant organizations. In the second session, presenters shared …

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Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees in Your Community

Tip Sheet
Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 13, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development

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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Building Meaningful Contact: A How To Guide

Toolkit
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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What Now? Post-High School, College & Career Readiness for Refugee Youth

Archived Webinar
Author(s): BRYCS
Date: September 11, 2018
Topic(s): Child and Youth Development, Employment
Subtopic(s): Youth Education

Watch this webinar to gain insight into ways to prepare refugee students for college and career, including involving refugee parents in decision making. Presenters also shared promising practices among programs serving refugee youth transitioning to adulthood.

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Webinar on Building Meaningful Contact: A How To Guide

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 6, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion

Organizations across the United States have developed contact building activities that bring together refugees and receiving communities to discover commonalities and work towards shared goals. Research and practice demonstrate how efforts that provide people from different backgrounds an opportunity to learn more about one another and build authentic relationships based on shared connections​ can be …

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Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents 

Tip Sheet
Author(s): NCTSN
Date: August 31, 2018
Topic(s): Child and Youth Development, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing, Suicidality, Youth Wellbeing

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. 

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Overview of the U.S. Naturalization Process and Citizenship Benefits

Archived Webinar
Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 30, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Citizenship

Watch this webinar for an overview of the U.S. naturalization process and citizenship benefits. CLINIC discussed basic eligibility requirements and what clients can expect as they move through the application process.

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Template: Data Visualization Examples

Tool or Template
Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data

Good data visualization not only helps donors and stakeholders outside your project understand your results, it helps project staff interpret and analyze data to make better project decisions. This document provides some simple examples of data visualizations that communicate three common messages: how something changes over time, how one thing compares to another, and how …

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Webinar – Data Visualization in Excel Made Easy

Archived Webinar
Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data

This beginners-level webinar is intended for staff in all roles who don’t work with data every day but who want to learn basic steps to get started using the tools you already have. See below for an Excel file that includes all of the examples shown in this webinar and along with tips for making …

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The Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an inclusive Economy

Toolkit
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.