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Podcast: Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers

Author(s): NCTSN, University of Minnesota
Date: November 23, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family …

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Archived Webinar: “I Was Already Burned Out, and Now This…” Strategies for Staff and Supervisors to Mitigate Burnout, Vicarious Trauma, and Other Occupational Hazards

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Hosted on November 18, 2020, this training was delivered by Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Ph.D., ABPP, Licensed Psychologist & Professor, The City College of New York Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture; and Kristen Guskovict, LCSW, Founder, Humanitarian Empathy and Refugee Trauma (Heart) of Aid Work. For many months now, U.S. refugee service providers and the clients …

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Guide: Preventing Occupational Hazards by Promoting Organizational Resilience

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 17, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Burnout, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue are all considered occupational hazards. These effects can result directly from working in certain professions, such as refugee service provision. The internal culture and environment of an organization can increase a staff person’s vulnerability to these occupational hazards, or these can enhance organizational resilience. This guide …

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Video: Managing, Maintaining, Coping and Changing: A Series On Mental Health

Author(s): RefugeeResponse
Date: October 14, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This four-part video series includes: How to Better Manage Your Stress and Anxiety – Every individual experiences stress and anxiety. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. This animated video discusses managing your stress and anxiety. Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health – The status of our mental health isn’t …

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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 15, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches are widely endorsed in refugee resettlement programs. The purpose of this summary is to assess the state of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of these approaches with refugee populations. Specifically, the following questions are addressed: What are the impacts of strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches with refugees? What is the strength of …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 10, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on September 10, 2020, this webinar was facilitated by Ling San Lau, Senior Program Officer, Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Webinar panelists included Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead Mental Health Consultant at the National Partnership for Community Training; Meheria Habibi, Senior Program Officer at the International …

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Guide: Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: Guidance for Service Providers Based on a Scoping Review of the Literature

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 8, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Refugees have unique strengths and needs related to their cultural backgrounds and experiences of forced displacement and resettlement. Refugee service providers must demonstrate cultural competence to effectively serve clients, but this is often complicated by unclear definitions and a lack of practical guidance. This guide highlights key culturally competent approaches in refugee service settings, based …

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Evidence Summary: What is the impact of peer support groups on refugees’ mental health?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 19, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This evidence summary aims to assess the impact of peer support groups on resettled refugees’ mental health. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What is the status of evidence about the effectiveness of peer support groups among refugees? What is …

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Evidence Summary: What is the impact of cultural competence training among health and mental health providers?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 12, 2020
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
This evidence summary aims to assess the effectiveness of strategies to build cultural competence among health and mental health providers working with 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 is the state of evidence about the effectiveness of …

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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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