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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for unaccompanied children (UC) is an evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions. It is useful for working with unaccompanied children preparing to reunite with family members, or …

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Toolkit: Guide for Universities

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: June 1, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Universities can facilitate refugees’ access to their campuses by offering scholarship/mentorship programs for refugee students. This toolkit gives universities necessary background information on challenges facing refugees when accessing higher education in the U.S. throughout the educational pipeline: pre-admission, after admission, and post-graduation. It also provides recommendations on addressing these challenges to make U.S. campuses more …

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Toolkit: Guide for Student Advocates

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: May 31, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
College students have a unique role to play as advocates for refugees as they can help address some of the challenges and obstacles refugees often encounter in their higher education pursuits. This toolkit provides suggestions and resources to help promote accessibility to higher education, create welcoming campuses, and support opportunities for long-term integration.

Evidence Summary: What works to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence among refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 30, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence
This evidence summary assesses the state of available evidence regarding interventions to prevent or respond to intimate partner violence among resettled refugees.

Archived Webinar: Safety Planning with Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning
This webinar, hosted on April 15 2021, was delivered by Amy Fleischauer, Director of Survivor Support Services, International Institute of Buffalo, and Tigest Coleman, Strengths-Based Services Training Officer, Switchboard.  This webinar introduced current URM service providers to key approaches, including safety planning, to help identify vulnerable youth and prevent further exploitation. Webinar transcript coming soon! …

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E-learning: Toxic Stress and Well-being among Students Affected by Forced Migration

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: April 7, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
The International Rescue Committee’s New Jersey Office for Refugees is excited to share a new professional development offering for educators. This course is developed in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education and draws from the International Rescue Committee’s expertise in implementing education and social-emotional learning programs with conflict-affected children around the world. In …

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Tip Sheet: What to Expect from an Interpreter: Communicating Effectively with Your Child’s School

Author(s): National Accreditation of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages
Date: March 20, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Interpretation
Self-advocacy is an essential skill among bilingual families. In education, professional interpreters/translators support families with communication to ensure that they can protect their own rights and lift their own voices. This tip sheet (available in 13 languages) describe the basic knowledge and skills that families should expect from professional interpreters/translators in education, and a list …

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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, Higher 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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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, Higher 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.