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Guide: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 22, 2020
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child Wellbeing, Using Data and Evidence, Youth Wellbeing

This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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Archived Webinar: Reopening After COVID-19 Closures: A Conversation Among Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 20, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19

Hosted on July 21, 2020, this virtual panel discussion included Tracy Reines, Regional Director, Atlantic/Central Region, IRC; Sarah Peterson, Washington State Refugee Coordinator and Chief of Office, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance; Emily Jentes, Team Lead for the Domestic Program with the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, CDC; Michael Kacka, Medical Consultant and South Carolina …

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Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence for Refugee Service Providers: What Does a Culturally Responsive Approach Mean?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 7, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Children/Youth and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Domestic Violence

Hosted on July 7, 2020, this webinar was presented by Reema Sharma, Manager of Outreach and Community Education, Womankind; and Alena Victor, Director of Residential Programs, Womankind.  There has been a growing interest among refugee service providers in understanding the dynamics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence). This webinar will be an …

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Guide: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: What Does a Culturally Responsive Approach Mean?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Children/Youth and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Domestic Violence

This information guide reviews the basics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence) within refugee and immigrant communities. It explores what a culturally responsive approach to GBV services can look like.

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Podcast: How Can Supervisors and Organizations Support Staff Care?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care

Are you looking to increase staff care programming in your organization? Stream the latest episode of the Switchboard podcast, where Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Licensed Psychologist and Tenured Professor at the City College of New York, discuss the importance of providing resettlement staff with the …

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Podcast: Ask an Expert: Self-Care Q&A

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care

In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Aprile Andelle, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, discuss the importance of self-care for refugee service providers and respond to questions submitted by listeners. They offer advice for those living alone during the pandemic, tips on staying …

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Video: Hellooo America

Author(s): Advocates for Youth, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: June 29, 2020
Topic(s): Children/Youth and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Sexual and Reproductive Health

Hellooo America is a three-part mini series, for and by refugee youth, exploring the often-stigmatized conversations around sexual health and rights in the refugee community. Backed by sexual health experts, Hellooo America is a low-pressure space where young refugees can access the information they need to lead safe and healthy lives, in a way that …

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Archived Webinar: In Search of Safety: LGBTQ+ Refugee Protection and HIAS

Author(s): HIAS
Date: June 25, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Gender Equality

In this webinar, Heidi Lehmann, Senior Director of Gender and GBV Programs at HIAS; Blythe Raphael, Director of Refugee Services at HIAS resettlement partner Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay (Ca.); and Galo Quizanga, Director of Global Economic Inclusion at HIAS discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and our U.S. and international partners have stepped …

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Tip Sheet: What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: June 22, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19

This fact sheet describes what you should know about COVID-19 and how it spreads in order to protect yourself and other, including how to practice social distancing and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick. Available in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chuukese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Korean, …

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Tip Sheet: What to Do if You are Sick

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: June 15, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19

This fact sheet provides steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community if you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Steps include staying home except to get medical care, separating yourself from other people in your home, calling ahead …

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