We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

E-learning: Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: October 3, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
This module, developed by the IRC, will help explain the foundational skills of of supporting survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. You will learn what intimate partner violence is and what foundational skills you need to support survivors. On completion of this course you will: Learn about what is intimate partner violence (IPV) Understand the foundational skills of responding …

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E-learning: Adult Education Principles for Refugee Job Readiness

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This self-paced course is designed for direct service employment staff and other service providers who help prepare refugee clients for work in the United States. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to identify adult education principles and recognize how these principles can be applied to refugee employment services. You will also …

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Blog Post: How Schools Can Support Newcomer Youth: Ten Innovative Practices

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This is the second part of a series on school integration for refugee youth and their families.   While most students in the U.S. start the school year thinking about their locker decor, who their favorite teacher might be, and whether they’ll get to sit next to their crush in math class, most newcomer youth arrive …

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Blog Post: Parenting My Sibling: An Afghan American Social Worker’s Integration Journey

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Guardianship, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
 Switchboard is committed to sharing stories of lived experiences with service providers across the U.S. Today, Switchboard is sharing the anonymous story of an Afghan American Social Worker who arrived in the United States as an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor.  Experiences in the U.S. Foster Care System At the early age of 14, I was forced …

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Toolkit: Get the Facts Campaign

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: September 29, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These resources, created by National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), provide service providers with tools to spread facts about the COVID-19 vaccination. This campaign includes a variety of guides, tip sheets, and videos translated into 30+ languages. In the links you will find materials covering the following:  Social Media Short Fact Sheet …

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Guide: Mentors Can Help Kids Heal From Trauma

Author(s): Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Youth Mentorship
This guide, created by Childhood Trauma Changing Minds, promotes healing and demonstrates how mentors can avoid re-traumatization by understanding how violence impacts a child’s health and development. 

Guide: School Staff Can Help Students Heal From Trauma

Author(s): Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
This guide, created by Childhood Trauma Changing Minds, helps school staff understand how violence impacts child development and how they can promote resilience. 

E-learning: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Upon completing all five trainings, participants will be able to:   • Describe key historical, political, and cultural experiences of Afghan newcomers • Name major ethnic groups in Afghanistan and recognize considerations for mitigating interethnic tension • Describe factors that affect communication and name effective ways of working with Dari and Pashto interpreters • Describe common …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Gender & Gender Sensitive Services – Module 5

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 27, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 27, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session four of a five-part series. This video covers …

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Tip Sheet: Social Security Numbers for Noncitizens

Author(s): Social Security Administration
Date: September 26, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Social Security Number
This resource, created by the Social Security Administration, provides resources for noncitizens regarding social security numbers. Service providers and clients can use this resource and the Immigration webpage to find more answers about how to obtain a SSN, multilanguage resources, and resources for workers and students.