We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

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Tip Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccines

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NRC-RIM
Date: March 3, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These multilingual fact sheets were developed by the CDC, then translated by NRC-RIM. Translations were completed by professional translators and went through a rigorous review process that involved linguists as well as people in the target communities. The fact sheets use text and images to explain what vaccines are, that they are effective and safe, …

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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of resources to share with employers. Immigration statuses discussed include: …

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Blog Post: You Asked, We Acted: New Features on the Switchboard Website

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion
Switchboard is continually seeking feedback on how we can improve our services. Among the recommendations for improvement that we received through our most recent program evaluation, there were several suggestions for our website. We are pleased to announce several new updates that were informed by these suggestions.
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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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E-learning: Working with Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities in COVID-19

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: February 23, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The National Resource Center for COVID-19 among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) is focused on contact tracing, mitigation, and prevention activities. They are funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Organization for Migration to provide assistance and resources to state and local health departments working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant …

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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 monthly 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 …

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Archived Webinar: Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Immigrant Communities

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: February 18, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
While efforts to administer the COVID-19 vaccine are ramping up across the country, there is a dramatic rise in misinformation being shared. As a result, many individuals and families are hesitant to receive the vaccine, and this is especially true in many immigrant communities.  Welcoming America has responded to this crisis with a webinar made …

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Toolkit: Community-led Messaging for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Author(s): NRC-RIM, University of Minnesota
Date: February 12, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Contact tracing is a critical tool in our collective approach to ending the pandemic. This toolkit was designed to support leaders with expertise and extensive knowledge of their communities to create a customized contact tracing messaging campaign that is rooted in that community’s values, motivations, and realities. We know that customized health communications that are …

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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines: A National Learning Session from the Frontlines of Refugee, Migrant, and Immigrant Health

Author(s): Migrant Clinicians Network
Date: February 11, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Migrant Clinicians Network addresses the issues of ensuring that COVID-19 vaccines reach immigrant communities and farmworkers and their families. Watch their national learning session to share experiences from the frontline of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and initiatives to reach disenfranchised and vulnerable populations. The diverse faculty discusses best practices, challenges and lessons learned in order to …

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Video: What is Contact Tracing?

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC), NRC-RIM
Date: February 9, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The “What is Contract Tracing?” video series was developed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants. The IRC started with a CDC infographic on the topic of contact tracing. The infographic was shared with bilingual and bicultural community members and IRC staff who made recommendations for …

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