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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, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, 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.

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, Safety
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 its U.S. and international partners …

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Evidence Summary: What are the best strategies for emergency preparedness and emergency information dissemination among resettled refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 1, 2020
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This evidence summary aims to identify the best strategies for emergency preparedness and emergency information dissemination 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 strategies are there for helping resettled refugees prepare for emergencies? What strategies are there …

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Tool or Template: Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees Safe Space Checklist

Author(s): ORAM
Date: May 17, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Safety
This checklist can be used to ensure that your agency is open and safe for sexual and gender minority (SGM) refugees and asylum seekers. It covers office practices and environment, organizational documents and professional resources, safe space cues, information and referral, and training and capacity building. This checklist is provided as part of ORAM’s Sexual …

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Tip Sheet: Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities: Key Strategies to Prevent COVID-19 Infection among Employees

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: May 16, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Employers should assess their workplaces for factors that might increase the risk of spreading COVID-19 and develop a health and safety plan using the prevention guidance in this tip sheet. Employers should also reach out frequently to state and/or local public health officials and occupational safety and health professionals to get relevant and up-to-date information …

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Blog Post: Resource Round-up: Workplace Safety for Essential Workers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 8, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
While some of our clients have experienced difficult layoffs or furloughs, others are continuing to serve our communities through their daily work. Essential workers range from child care providers and healthcare professionals to grocery store staff and meatpacking employees. How can we support the wellbeing of clients who must work?

Tool or Template: “You are Safe Here” Printable Pins

Author(s): ORAM
Date: April 1, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
These images may be printed and inserted into pins that can be worn by staff and volunteers in your office to indicate that it is a safe space for LGBTQI+ clients. They are provided as part of ORAM’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) toolkit. 

Poster: “You are Safe Here”

Author(s): ORAM
Date: April 1, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
These multilingual posters may be printed and displayed in your office to indicate that it is a safe space for LGBTQI+ clients. They are provided as part of ORAM’s Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) toolkit.

Guide: Immigrant and Refugee Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 20, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse
This e-book includes 10 chapters that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families’ challenges and resilience across multiple domains, including economic, political, health, and human rights. Click the links below to access each chapter. Within each chapter, subsections can be navigated via the Contents menu at left.   Introduction Chapter 1. Immigration and …

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Archived Webinar: Broken Borders: Responding to Trauma in Hispanic and Latino Immigrants and Refugees

Author(s): South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Date: August 26, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
This webinar discusses the different forms of trauma experienced by Hispanic and Latino immigrants, including the effects of family separation and other traumatic events.