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Guide: Burmese Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): CDC
Date: June 6, 2016
Topic(s): Country Guides, Health, Mental Health and Wellness

This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Burmese refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health care access and conditions in refugee camps, medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees, and health conditions to consider in post-arrival medical screening. 

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Archived Webinar: Project Design: Providing a Foundation for Good M&E

Author(s): META
Date: May 24, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation

Effective monitoring and evaluation begins with project design. During this webinar, held on May 20, 2016, M&E Technical Advisor Jaime Costigan proposes two M&E standards for refugee service providers to consider during project design. Kasia Kedzia, Director of Evaluation at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), then presents practical examples of how M&E is integrated into …

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Archived Webinar: Suicidality Among Refugees: Program Approaches and Community Responses

Author(s): NPCT
Date: May 18, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Suicidality

The objectives of this webinar are: Discuss research conducted on refugee suicides and subsequent recommendations for stakeholders Highlight current grass roots initiatives addressing suicide prevention and intervention with refugee communities Identify common mental health perceptions within refugee populations and suggestions for improved program responses to suicidality

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Tool or Template: Sexual and Gender Minority Refugees Safe Space Checklist

Author(s): ORAM
Date: May 17, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Organizational Development

This checklist can be used to ensure that your agency is open and safe for sexual and gender minority (SGM) refugees and asylum seekers.

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Tool or Template: Take Fifteen: Assess Mental Health, Build Trust, Create Safety, and Decrease Stigma in 15 minutes

Author(s): NPCT
Date: May 13, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Boundaries, Case Documentation

This tool provides a breakdown of a fifteen minute encounter with a refugee client. The tool can be used in settings such as refugee resettlement agencies, hospitals, or mental health clinics.

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Tool or Template: Take Fifteen: Assess Mental Health, Build Trust, Create Safety, and Decrease Stigma in 15 minutes

Author(s): NPCT
Date: May 13, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Boundaries, Case Documentation

This tool provides a breakdown of a fifteen minute encounter with a refugee client. The tool can be used in settings such as refugee resettlement agencies, hospitals, or mental health clinics.

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Jalal and Family

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: May 5, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment

This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Jalal arrived in Richmond nine months ago in order to give his young family a safe and secure life. Jalal had worked as a translator, English and computer instructor, and deputy …

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Qahtan and Leen’s Family

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: May 5, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Guardianship

This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Qahtan and Leen are Iraqis who have successfully created a new life for themselves and their two sons after five years in Austin, Texas. They discuss the importance of employment for …

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Guide: Suicidality Among Refugees

Author(s): NPCT
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Suicidality

This guide introduces components that affect refugees’ risk for self-harm. While some refugee populations are more at risk than others, this guide navigates individual, family, community, and programmatic aspects pertaining to risk of suicide.

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Archived Webinar: Program M&E: A Path Towards Program Improvement and Better Outcomes for Refugee Clients

Author(s): META
Date: April 21, 2016
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Project Design and M&E Planning

In this webinar, originally hosted on March 14, 2016, we discuss the role that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can play in achieving improved outcomes for refugee clients. Jaime Costigan, M&E Technical Adviser, first provides strategies for changing organizational culture around M&E, after which we hear practical examples from Erica Bouris, Deputy Director for Programs in …

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