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Video: Hellooo America

Author(s): Advocates for Youth, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: June 29, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Hellooo America is a three-part mini series, for and by refugee youth, exploring the often-stigmatized conversations around sexual health and rights in the refugee community. Backed by sexual health experts, Hellooo America is a low-pressure space where young refugees can access the information they need to lead safe and healthy lives, in a way that …

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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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Podcast: How Are You Really Doing?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 22, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care
Are you experiencing increased stress, worry, or burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic? Stream Switchboard’s latest podcast, where Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Minal Giri, Medical Director of Melrose Park Pediatrics, share how they are feeling during the pandemic. They discuss the challenges of connecting with people virtually; how …

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Blog Post: Wellbeing for Refugee Service Providers during COVID-19: Am I Ok?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 11, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care
As the coronavirus pandemic redefines “normal,” many people are experiencing more symptoms of emotional distress. For most of us, seeing some of these signs some of the time isn’t too concerning. It’s when we begin to feel this way most of the time that it can become alarming. Learning to recognize signs of emotional distress in ourselves or our loved ones is one step towards beginning to cope.

Archived Webinar: Psychological First Aid (PFA) during COVID-19 Response

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 6, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
Hosted on May 5, 2020, this webinar was presented by Jessica Dalpe, Technical Advisor for Women’s Protection and Empowerment, IRC. Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based intervention designed to help stabilize and mitigate psychological distress and to facilitate coping and functioning in the immediate aftermath of disasters and other tragic events. PFA is not …

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Blog Post: Wellbeing for Service Providers during COVID-19: Managing our Own Emotional Needs While Helping Refugee Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 20, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care
People in helping professions are being challenged in numerous personal and professional ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Service providers are supporting clients who may be in crisis due to employment, childcare or healthcare needs. At the same time, we ourselves may be in crisis for similar reasons. The challenge of caring for and being concerned about family and friends, as well as clients, is leading to extreme stress in many helping professionals.

Blog Post: Helping Refugee Clients Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 2, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care
This blog post offers tips on how to help your clients cope during the COVID-19 crisis, including suggestions for sharing information in a trauma-informed way and supporting clients’ mental health and wellbeing.

Blog Post: Helping Refugee Children and Parents Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 2, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19, Self-care
This blog post offers tips on how to help families cope during the COVID-19 crisis. Helping children begin to develop coping skills in response to COVID-19 stressors can not only help them get through this volatile time, but also positively manage feelings during uncertain times in the future.

Tip Sheet: Coping with Stress During COVID-19

Author(s): American Red Cross
Date: March 20, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This guidance document includes suggestions for coping with stress and supporting others during the COVID-19 emergency. Coping tips include staying connected with loved ones, remaining informed with accurate, reliable information, monitoring your physical health needs, going outside to exercise and walk pets, holding an image in your mind of the best possible outcome, and if …

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Archived Webinar: Fundraising for Torture Treatment

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: March 10, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Torture treatment programs face unique fundraising challenges and opportunities in these competitive times.  In this webinar, the perspectives of two organizations are shared – one a stand-alone program, and one that is embedded within a larger organization – about how torture treatment programs can meet challenges and take advantage of opportunities in the current fundraising …

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