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Guide: Partnering with Schools to Provide Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments for Refugee Students

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide describes how providers and schools can partner to both proactively prevent incidents of hate, bias, and bullying, and respond to those incidents in a way that ensures students are held accountable.
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Guide: Overcoming Barriers to Adult Education: Strengths-based Strategies for Effective Enrollment and Retention

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
Education and learning are important to all people striving to attain their goals life. For refugees and other ORR-eligible adults, it is essential to rebuilding a stable and fulfilling life in the United States. As such, many organizations that serve refugees are striving to help their adult clients continue their education, including English Language Proficiency …

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Guide: Access to Mental Health Services For Refugees and Other Vulnerable Immigrants in the U.S.

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 29, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This information guide provides evidence-based recommendations for service providers working to improve refugees’ access to mental health services across these levels. This content is based on a narrative review of the literature conducted by Switchboard in 2019.  

Guide: Demystifying Strengths-Based Services: Fostering Refugees’ Resilience in Resettlement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 15, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
Recognizing the inherent strengths of refugee individuals, families, and communities is an important starting point for health, social work, and human service professionals. This brief information guide aims to equip those working in U.S. refugee resettlement with evidence-informed strategies to deliver strengths-based programming.

Guide: Refugee Youth Mentoring: Essential Elements for Effective Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 30, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
In September 2018, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announced the allocation of over $8 million for a Refugee Support Services Youth Mentoring “Set-Aside,” dramatically increasing support for 15- to 24-year-old refugee and other ORR-eligible youth in 34 states.  This information guide, designed for service providers implementing or applying for funding through the Set Aside, …

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Guide: Supporting the Career Pathways of Female Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 23, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
Informed by field interviews, this information guide offers practical strategies for delivering gender-sensitive employment services to women from refugee, asylee, and other humanitarian immigrant backgrounds and for supporting women as they work to overcome common employment barriers.

Guide: Career Pathways in Nursing: Using Your Foreign Education in the United States

Author(s): WES Global Talent Bridge
Date: July 15, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement
This guide is designed to help clients with international training explore career pathways related to the field of nursing, as well as alternative careers that use related skills but may not require a license.
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Guide: Career Pathways in Education: Using Your Foreign Education in the U.S.

Author(s): WES Global Talent Bridge
Date: July 15, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement
This guide is designed to help clients with international training explore career pathways related to teaching, as well as alternative careers that use related skills but may not require a license. It discusses the process of gaining recognition for foreign education, examples of pathways within the field of education, licensing and certification requirements, and transferable …

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Guide: Building a Culturally Informed Network of Refugee Mental Healthcare Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 11, 2019
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Many of us move between several cultures throughout the day, often without thinking about it. We may not always engage with others about the experiences of our cultures, but when working with refugees, culture is an essential component of understanding our clients as whole people. This information guide offers suggestions aimed at refugee service providers …

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Guide: Collecting and Analyzing Data for Learning and Program Improvement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 30, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality
Data-informed decision making is a guiding principle for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the programs it supports. But what is involved in making data-informed decisions and implementing data-driven programs? This info guide explains the importance of data-driven programs, how to set a learning agenda for collecting purposeful data, and how to develop a …

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