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Archived Webinar: The Golden Ticket: Accessing Financial Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 11, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Hosted on March 11, 2021, the training was delivered by Lindsay Dusard, Program Associate, AnLar; with participation from Aaron Washington, Management and Program Analyst at the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), U.S. Department of Education; and David Bartnicki, Policy Specialist at Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education.   For many refugee youth and …

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Tip Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: March 9, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet, developed by International Rescue Committee, contains information on COVID-19 in 14 languages. This fact sheet does not contain logos, organizations are able to add their own image in order to customize the document. This document is available in Arabic,  Burmese and Karen, Dari and Pashto, French and Swahili , Kinyarwanda and Lingala, Nepali,  Spanish, Tigrinya, and Ukrainian and Russian.

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
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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Blog Post: Partnering with School Districts during COVID-19: Tips for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19, Partnerships
Partnerships between school districts and refugee service providers have always been important, but they have become vital during COVID-19. This blog post includes some general tips for refugee service providers seeking to build productive partnerships with school districts.
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Tip Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccines

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NRC-RIM
Date: March 3, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These multilingual fact sheets were developed by the CDC, then translated by NRC-RIM. Translations were completed by professional translators and went through a rigorous review process that involved linguists as well as people in the target communities. The fact sheets use text and images to explain what vaccines are, that they are effective and safe, …

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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of resources to share with employers. Immigration statuses discussed include: …

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Blog Post: You Asked, We Acted: New Features on the Switchboard Website

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion
Switchboard is continually seeking feedback on how we can improve our services. Among the recommendations for improvement that we received through our most recent program evaluation, there were several suggestions for our website. We are pleased to announce several new updates that were informed by these suggestions.
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Archived Webinar: COVID Vaccinations: Practical and Ethical Considerations

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: February 24, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Screening and Assessment
The COVID-19 crisis has particular implications for Survivors of Torture programs and non-hospital-based organizations are starting to ask questions about safely providing services now that vaccination is possible for many staff and clients. What are the ethical considerations about safely returning to in-person services? Do we need to mandate that staff get vaccinated? Clients? Can …

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E-learning: Working with Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities in COVID-19

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: February 23, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The National Resource Center for COVID-19 among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) is focused on contact tracing, mitigation, and prevention activities. They are funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Organization for Migration to provide assistance and resources to state and local health departments working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant …

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Archived Webinar: Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Session 2: Indigenous Nations’ Power and Law of the Conquerors

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: February 19, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
The Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work series, presented by the IRC in Boise, is a monthly large group learning experience, interspersed with small group reflection sessions applying the learnings to our day-to-day work. The sessions study systemic racism in the U.S., histories and lived experiences of people new to the U.S., how each of us …

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