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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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Tool or Template: Helping Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Students Register for Secondary School

Author(s): Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
Date: February 16, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
A clear, comprehensive secondary school registration process can ensure that newcomer immigrant and refugee students receive appropriate supports, credits, and course placements. Newcomer immigrant and refugee students bring assets, such as emerging bilingualism, that can benefit themselves and their U.S.-born peers, but they may also face systemic barriers depending on their unique history with formal …

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Toolkit: Welcoming, Registering, and Supporting Newcomer Students: A Toolkit for Educators of Immigrant and Refugee Students in Secondary Schools

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: February 16, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This resource is intended to help educators identify and use research-based policies, practices, and procedures for welcoming and registering newcomer immigrant and refugee students who are attending secondary schools in the United States and for supporting them once they are in school.
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Toolkit: Safety Planning with Foreign National Children and Youth Survivors of Trafficking

Author(s): U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Date: February 2, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning, Screening and Assessment
Foreign national minors in the United States who have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons are eligible for certain benefits and services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) funds case management services for qualifying minors. This toolkit uses notes, tips, …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Refugee Parents and Families in School

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 5, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this 60-minute webinar and discussion, Kelly Cooper introduced her teaching and learning community in Buffalo, New York. She shared the many ways she aims to engage parents of refugee students in school, both pre-pandemic and during remote or distance learning. Many tools and tips were shared in this session.
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E-learning: Teaching for Refugees: Building Knowledge

Author(s): Carey Institute, UNHCR
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This 20-minute course seeks to expand awareness, deepen understanding, and develop resources that will be useful in the classroom to cultivate harmony and belonging as part of larger efforts to welcome and fully integrate newcomers into our communities. This particular course targets educators within Europe (although it is open to educators everywhere). This course builds …

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Podcast: Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), University of Minnesota
Date: November 23, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family …

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Promising Practice: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) Graduation Recognition Program

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) in Seattle, WA created an annual graduation recognition program for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) graduating from high school or college. The program includes a formal gala; free professional photo portraits; an acknowledgement of foster families and others who provided support; and provides an opportunity for former URMs, who often return, …

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Video: Schoology Overview

Author(s): RefugeeResponse
Date: November 16, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Digital Inclusion
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this animated video, narrators discuss how students and parents can log in to Schoology through Clever, and how they can access necessary features in Schoology.
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Archived Webinar: The U.S. Refugee School Impact Program

Author(s): Immigrant Connections, Seidlitz Education
Date: November 12, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This webinar was facilitated by Laura Gardner of Immigrant Connections as part of Seidlitz Education’s Virtual Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Conference. It describes the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) Program and is aimed at teachers and other school staff. Topics include: goals of the Refugee School Impact Program, program examples in …

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