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Guide: A Handbook for Teaching English to Afghan Women Refugees

Author(s): University of San Francisco
Date: May 18, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
This handbook, authored by Deborah de Lambery, seeks to train volunteer mentors who work with Afghan women refugees. The handbook provides an overview of the historical and cultural background of Afghanistan so that the volunteers know more about the women with whom they are working. It also provides information about the incidence and impact of …

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Tip Sheet: Financial Aid for Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet provides answers to pressing questions that can assist refugee and asylee students in determining if enrollment in postsecondary education is possible. This tip sheet answers questions like: What do I need from the Department of Homeland Security to …

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Tip Sheet: Tip Sheet for Financial Aid Administrators Working with Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help financial aid administrators working with this population with some of the questions they may have processing the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) for these students.
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E-learning: Introduction to Adult Learning Principles

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 1, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Case Management, Employment
This module was created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher). This module explains different types of learning and the best practices for teaching adults. This 47-minute module contains two sections. After completing both sections, you will be able to:

Guide: Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: December 21, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health, Housing, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, Emergency Preparedness, English Language Skills, Healthcare, Higher Education, Landlords
This guide includes practical information to help New Americans settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics and know your rights (KYR) information. Topics include: Federal Departments and Agencies The United States Today Federal Holidays Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Maintaining Your Permanent Resident Status …

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Guide: Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 1, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Higher Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Substance Misuse
This guide was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S. and for the service providers working with them. The teen years are a time when children learn important lessons and skills that will help them as they develop into adults. This is also a time when parents’ and teens’ relationships can …

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Blog Post: Overcoming the Financial Challenge of Higher Education

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Are you one of the 3.8 million college-aged immigrants in the U.S.? Although a college education that may not have been available in your home country is now a possibility, you …

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Tool or Template: Housekeeping Vocabulary Picture Guide

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 31, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
These housekeeping vocabulary picture guides were developed by Caritas of Austin, TX and provided to Higher. Service providers can incorporate them into job readiness training, clients can use them to improve their vocational English language skills, and both clients and employers can use them for improving workplace communication. They are laid out in a half-page …

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Tool or Template: Hotel Housekeeping Vocabulary Picture Guide

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 31, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
These housekeeping vocabulary picture guides were developed by Caritas of Austin, TX and provided to Higher. Service providers can incorporate them into job readiness training, clients can use them to improve their vocational English language skills, and both clients and employers can use them for improving workplace communication. They are laid out in a half-page …

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Toolkit: Refugee Training and Orientation: A Guide and Workbook for Service Providers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: January 30, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Organizational Development
This training-of-trainers (ToT) guide was developed for service providers who work with refugees overseas or domestically to enhance understanding and delivery of orientation and training. The purpose of this guide is to provide new trainers, experienced trainers, and supervisors with a comprehensive tool that can be used to enhance the design and delivery of refugee …

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