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Toolkit: Establishing & Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant & Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen existing emergency preparedness plans by ensuring immigrants and refugees are part of any emergency response. It contains checklists on inclusive communication practices, community assessments, building trust with refugee communities, and more. 
Slide with image of emergency tools and supplies

Archived Webinar: Establishing and Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
With the COVID-19 pandemic and greater occurrences of natural disasters, the need for inclusion in emergency management is paramount. This webinar discussed a variety of topics, including Welcoming America’s Inclusive Emergency Management Toolkit, which was created in partnership with the I-DIEM and focused on how organizations can develop more inclusive preparedness and practices in emergencies. …

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Blog Post: Supporting Clients Experiencing Housing Insecurity: Tips and Multilingual Materials on Housing Relief Legislation

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 19, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs, Landlords
As many clients continue to experience financial hardship due to the effects of COVID-19, service providers are offering support by helping to navigate pandemic relief measures. This post shares eviction prevention and rent assistance information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including multilingual information where available.

Promising Practice: COVID-19 Automated Call System

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
The International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis (IISTL) in Missouri, MN recognized a need to provide state and local COVID-19 information to their clients in eight common languages that were not already available. They repurposed their automated call system to share pre-recorded messages with clients in their primary language and engaged both local and state …

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Tool or Template: Safety During Client Home Visits Checklist

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 5, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Safety
Subtopic(s): Boundaries
Accidents and incidents may occur when staff are out of the office, particularly if safety is not kept front-of-mind. This includes cases where staff are familiar with the environment and let their guard down. This checklist is designed to help you prepare for client home visits through steps like planning ahead, checking in with your …

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Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: The What, Why, and How of Safety Planning

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 28, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence, Safety Planning
Hosted on July 29, 2020, this webinar was hosted by Reema Sharma, Manager of Outreach and Community Education, Womankind; and Shan Huang, Associate Director of Residential Programs, Womankind. This recording was edited for publication.  Following on Switchboard’s recent introductory webinar, this training focuses on the specifics of safety planning. It will emphasize the importance of creating …

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Guide: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: The What, Why, and How of Safety Planning

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 28, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence, Safety Planning
Safety planning is an essential tool when working with survivors of violence. This guide shares tips and examples demonstrating how to develop a safety plan with refugees who have experienced gender-based violence.

Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: What Does a Culturally Responsive Approach Mean?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 7, 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
Hosted on July 7, 2020, this webinar was presented by Reema Sharma, Manager of Outreach and Community Education, Womankind; and Alena Victor, Director of Residential Programs, Womankind.  There has been a growing interest among refugee service providers in understanding the dynamics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence). This webinar will be an …

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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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