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Guide: Leaders of Tomorrow – Immigrant & Refugee Youth: A Guidebook on Leadership Development

Author(s): Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program developed by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) with a curriculum co-created by immigrant and refugee youth. The goal of Leaders of Tomorrow is to support and mobilize immigrant and refugee youth through opportunities to expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills, access tools and resources, and improve their …

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Guide: Using Participatory Methods for More Inclusive Project Design and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2021
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
This guide discusses the participation continuum; how to support successful participatory engagement; specific methods and when to use them; and resources for learning more about the power, potential, and practical side of participatory methods.

Guide: Eligibility Documentation for Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees from Afghanistan and Iraq

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Program Eligibility
Afghan or Iraqi nationals granted a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) or Special Immigrant (SQ or SI) Parole by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for service to the U.S. government are eligible for ORR benefits. This guide lists acceptable documents for relatives of SIV holders , SQ or SI parolees. 

Guide: A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
There is growing interest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This guide reviews key MHPSS concepts relevant to those who are designing and implementing services that seek to improve resettled refugees’ mental health and psychosocial wellbeing.

Guide: All About Parole

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 3, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Parole is a vehicle through which an applicant receives permission to enter or remain in the United States without being granted formal admission. This practice advisory provides an overview of parole, including which agencies can grant it, what factors the adjudicator may consider when deciding whether to grant parole, and what benefits a parolee enjoys, …

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Guide: Children, Youth, and Families Who Experience Migration-Related Trauma and Family Separation

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 23, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource offers information on unaccompanied and separated immigrant youth in the U.S. who have experienced migration-related trauma and family separation. This brief includes information about: who unaccompanied children (UC) are and how many are in the U.S.; how traumatic separation affects immigrant children, youth, families, and systems; and what can be done to assist …

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Guide: Welcome Booklet for Refugees: Information about COVID-19

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: July 8, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This welcome booklet provides important information to help refugees and their families stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic after arriving to the United States. When talking with newly arrived refugees, local refugee health partners and resettlement agency staff should reiterate concepts in the Welcome Booklet and provide them with local and state COVID-19 information and …

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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for unaccompanied children (UC) is an evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions. It is useful for working with unaccompanied children preparing to reunite with family members, or …

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Guide: 2021 Global Roundtable LGBTIQ+ Persons in Forced Displacement and Statelessness: Protection and Solutions – Discussion Paper

Author(s): UNHCR
Date: June 23, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: This Discussion Paper on LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement was prepared ahead of the 2021 Global Roundtable on Protection and Solutions for LGBTIQ+ people in displacement and sets forth the conceptual framework for UNHCR’s ongoing work on protection and solutions for LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement.

Guide: Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement: Understanding Social Identities in Resettlement Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 10, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development, Safety
The United States has historically been a symbol for “the land of the free,” but recent events have jolted communities across the country to address historically rooted issues of discrimination, dynamics of power and privilege, and inequities experienced across marginalized social groups. From cultural orientation to employment, the fear of bias and discrimination can pervade …

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