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Guide: Refugee Youth Mentoring: Essential Elements for Effective Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 30, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
In September 2018, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announced the allocation of over $8 million for a Refugee Support Services Youth Mentoring “Set-Aside,” dramatically increasing support for 15- to 24-year-old refugee and other ORR-eligible youth in 34 states.  This information guide, designed for service providers implementing or applying for funding through the Set Aside, …

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E-learning: Refugee and Immigrant Family and Community Engagement in the Schools

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: February 6, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Created by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) Intended for schools and refugee services staff, this course reviews the Parent-Teacher Association’s (PTA) six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and provides recommendations on implementing each of the standards with refugee and immigrant students and their families.  It discusses promising practices for each of the standards …

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Guide: Raising a Girl: A Handbook for Newcomer Mothers and Daughters

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: January 11, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This handbook was created for parents and preteens who are new to the U.S. and addresses things that often come up in families raising girls in the United States. It is intended for mothers and daughters or caregivers of girls to read through and talk about together. This can help girls and their caregivers understand …

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Guide: Pregnancy and Childbirth for Women Affected by Female Genital Cutting (FGC)

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: November 29, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, FGC, Sexual and Reproductive Health
This guide provides information and tips for victims of FGC who are pregnant and what to expect during childbirth. It includes information on prenatal and postnatal care, labor and delivery in the U.S., and tips on speaking with a doctor.

Archived Webinar: Family Engagement with Refugee Populations

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: September 29, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Watch this webinar to discover best practices for engaging refugee, immigrant, and English Learner families in their children’s education. Key frameworks and strategies linked to learning are discussed along with information on populations being resettled in the U.S. (Please Note: This webinar is most appropriate for those that already have a basic understanding of who …

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Blog Post: Job Corps Provides Opportunities for Refugee Young Adults

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 27, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Job Development
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Refugee young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may have narrow educational and career training options due to low English language proficiency and a lack of formal education. Job …

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Archived Webinar: Refugee Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Doubly Vulnerable

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: September 27, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence
Children who are exposed to intimate partner violence suffer. In fact, “mother treated violently” is one of the ten Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) known to impact children’s health into adulthood. This webinar discussed the overlaps between children who witness intimate partner violence (IPV) and children who grow up in refugee families, as well as culture …

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Archived Webinar: Raising Teens in a New Country: Using the BRYCS Guide in Your Work with Refugee Families

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: September 26, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Whether you work in child welfare, education, resettlement or another field, this archived webinar will help you use a dual generational approach with parents and teens to address their common challenges with the help of BRYCS’ parenting guidebook Raising Teens in a New Country.

Archived Webinar: What Now? Post-High School, College & Career Readiness for Refugee Youth

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: September 11, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and 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.

Archived Webinar: To Speak or Not to Speak about Past Trauma: Shifting the Focus to the Present Impacts of Current Events and Assimilation on Immigrant Children

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: September 10, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Grief and Healing
This webinar covers how to assess and respond to a child’s current difficulties arising from assimilation and tragic events in news reports. The webinar also includes how to recognize stress induced reactions in children and what to recommend to both children and their parents to support adjustment and healing.