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Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugee Families from Iraq

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide provides general cultural information on refugees and cultural groups from Iraq. This resource provides basic information to help staff begin discussions with families and communities. 

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugee Families from Burma

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide provides general cultural information on refugees and cultural groups from Burma (Myanmar). This resource provides basic information to help staff begin discussions with families and communities. 

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Bhutanese Refugee Families

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide provides general cultural information on refugees and cultural groups from Eastern Nepal (Bhutan). This resource provides basic information to help staff begin discussions with families and communities. 

Tool or Template: Ways to Use Cultural Backgrounders

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
 This tool is designed to assist programs in making use of the four Cultural Backgrounders. It provides basic information to help staff begin discussions, relationships, and partnerships with immigrant and refugee families from Burma, Iraq, Somalia, and Eastern Nepal (Bhutanese).

Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Burma (Myanmar) Rohingya

Author(s): NPCT
Date: October 1, 2017
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide explains the situation of the Rohingya population in Myanmar and offers tips for resettlement workers and mental health providers. The history of the Rohingya people in Burma (Myanmar) dates back to the 15th century. Despite this history in Burma, the Rohingya are not viewed as legal citizens or recognized as one of the …

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Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Iraq

Author(s): NPCT
Date: September 1, 2017
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of Iraq. Iraq encompasses most of the land that was once the ancient region of Mesopotamia, commonly referred to as the “cradle of civilization” due to its development of agriculture and the concept of the city-state.  Iraq’s rich cultural heritage …

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Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Syrian Arab Republic

Author(s): NPCT
Date: March 1, 2017
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of Syria. The Syrian Civil War, which began in 2011, has traumatized many Syrian citizens, caused immense damage to the public healthcare system, and forced millions to flee the country’s borders. Children fleeing the country and their mental health are …

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Guide: Central American (Guatemalan, Honduran, Salvadoran) Minor Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: January 25, 2017
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Central American (Guatemalan, Honduran, Salvadoran) refugees including their background, priority health conditions, health information, healthcare access and conditions in countries of origin, and medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees. 

Guide: Syrian Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: January 10, 2017
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Syrian refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health information, healthcare access, and medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees.
Typed guide with map of DRC

Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Democratic Republic of Congo

Author(s): NPCT
Date: November 1, 2016
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC is the second largest African country and approximately one quarter the size of the United States. Some of its natural resources include diamonds, gold, coal, and petroleum. Conflicts have included several …

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