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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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Toolkit: My Body. My Health: A Health Education Toolkit

Author(s): Centre for Culture, Ethnicity, and Health
Date: October 19, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Gender Equality
This toolkit includes a series of five educational presentations to help organizations deliver health information to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Topics covered include: health checks, good food for good health, move more sit less, how to feel more positive in life, and the importance of vitamin D. Each PowerPoint presentation is available to download …

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Archived Webinar: Reopening After COVID-19 Closures: A Conversation Among Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 20, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Hosted on July 21, 2020, this virtual panel discussion included Tracy Reines, Regional Director, Atlantic/Central Region, IRC; Sarah Peterson, Washington State Refugee Coordinator and Chief of Office, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance; Emily Jentes, Team Lead for the Domestic Program with the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, CDC; Michael Kacka, Medical Consultant and South Carolina …

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Podcast: How Can Supervisors and Organizations Support Staff Care?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
Are you looking to increase staff care programming in your organization? Stream the latest episode of the Switchboard podcast, where Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Licensed Psychologist and Tenured Professor at the City College of New York, discuss the importance of providing resettlement staff with the …

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Blog Post: Wellbeing for Service Providers: How Can Organizations Support Staff through the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 26, 2020
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Digital Inclusion, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Refugee service providers are used to putting clients first, working long hours, and moving mountains to meet clients’ needs, no matter how difficult. This work is unique: we are entrusted with helping people who have experienced significant hardship and trauma as they rebuild their lives in a new country. Because our work is unique, our organizations have a unique role in supporting us.

Blog Post: Providing Successful Remote Services During the COVID-19 Crisis: Tips from the International Institute of New England

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 5, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
When a busy human services operation providing critical support to vulnerable people is forced to immediately suspend face-to-face interactions, the sudden transition to remote work is not easy. Staff miss their work spaces, their clients, and each other. Program participants can no longer walk in for assistance, and quick questions that could have been easily answered now require an email or a pre-scheduled phone call. But as difficult as things may be, it is important to remember that it is still possible to provide support to clients.

Archived Webinar: Ask an Expert: Creating Engaging Virtual Trainings and Meetings

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Organizational Development
Hosted on April 15, 2020, this webinar was presented by Jamie Bussey, Deputy Director, Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE); Sumita Chandrasekhar, Program Officer for Instructional Technology & Design at the IRC; and Kristy Gladfelter, Senior Director for Research, Analysis, and Learning at the IRC. Designing effective virtual trainings and meetings can be a challenge. We’ve …

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Tool or Template: Gender Equality in Program Design Checklist

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
This tool provides guidance to project designers and proposal writers on how to meaningfully include gender equality during the design phase of a project. For more information on gender in project design and gender analysis, see Switchboard’s Gender Equality in Service Programs Continuum; Information Guide: Improving Gender Equality through Basic Gender Analysis; Gender Analysis Project …

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Guide: Improving Gender Equality through Basic Gender Analysis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
Gender analysis gathers critical information on the lived experiences and unique needs of clients of all genders. It helps staff to understand risks to safety and access, particularly for women and girls, and to develop strategies to mitigate these risks. This information guide describes what a basic gender analysis is, its core concepts, and provides …

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Tool or Template: Basic Gender Analysis Workplan Template

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Gender Equality, Project Design and M&E Planning
This template is meant to help with planning for conducting a gender analysis by outlining dates by which to complete certain tasks, individuals responsible, and resources needed. For more information on gender in project design and gender analysis, see Switchboard’s Gender Equality in Service Programs Continuum; Information Guide: Improving Gender Equality through Basic Gender Analysis; …

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