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Archived Webinar: Practical Approaches for Discussing COVID-19 Vaccines with Clients

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: May 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This webinar discusses how to build clients’ trust and strengthen your ability to answer clients’ commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine while reinforcing their safety, dignity, and agency.

Archived Webinar: National Origin Discrimination: Workplace Issues & Civil Rights Protections for Immigrant and Refugee Workers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Hosted on April 29, 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney, Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Maria E. Flores, Program Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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Archived Webinar: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuela

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
On April 14, 2021 and April 29, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Engagement Division (PED) held stakeholder engagements to discuss Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuelans. During these webinars, USCIS provided an overview of TPS and DED for eligible Venezuelans, explained eligibility requirements, and shared filing …

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Archived Webinar: Safety Planning with Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
This webinar, hosted on April 15 2021, was delivered by Amy Fleischauer, Director of Survivor Support Services, International Institute of Buffalo, and Tigest Coleman, Strengths-Based Services Training Officer, Switchboard.  This webinar introduced current URM service providers to key approaches, including safety planning, to help identify vulnerable youth and prevent further exploitation. Webinar transcript coming soon! …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Archived Webinar: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging: Practical Tools for Building Hyperlocal Custom Communications

Author(s): NRC-RIM, Switchboard
Date: March 26, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Media and Communications
Hosted on March 25, 2021, this training was delivered by Erin Mann, Program Manager and co-Principal Investigator, the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM); Courtney Chang, Senior Program Lead, IDEO.org; and Ridhi Arun, Senior Program Coordinator, IDEO.org.  Customized health communications developed for specific local communities are thought to be more effective than …

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Archived Webinar: The Golden Ticket: Accessing Financial Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 11, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
Hosted on March 11, 2021, the training was delivered by Lindsay Dusard, Program Associate, AnLar; with participation from Aaron Washington, Management and Program Analyst at the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), U.S. Department of Education; and David Bartnicki, Policy Specialist at Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education.   For many refugee youth and …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging a Refugee Community to Address COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

Author(s): Georgia State University
Date: February 25, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
It is critical to engage those most affected by COVID‐19, including vulnerable populations such as refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities, in developing effective health education campaigns so their lived experiences can inform contextually and culturally specific messaging. We do not fully understand RIM population knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs) about COVID-19 testing and the …

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Archived Webinar: COVID Vaccinations: Practical and Ethical Considerations

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: February 24, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Screening and Assessment
The COVID-19 crisis has particular implications for Survivors of Torture programs and non-hospital-based organizations are starting to ask questions about safely providing services now that vaccination is possible for many staff and clients. What are the ethical considerations about safely returning to in-person services? Do we need to mandate that staff get vaccinated? Clients? Can …

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Archived Webinar: Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Session 2: Indigenous Nations’ Power and Law of the Conquerors

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: February 19, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
The Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work series, presented by the IRC in Boise, is a large group learning experience, interspersed with small group reflection sessions applying the learnings to our day-to-day work. The sessions study systemic racism in the U.S., histories and lived experiences of people new to the U.S., how each of us fits …

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