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.

Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 11, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar series covers the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. The series features diverse expertise from the fields of refugee and migrant health, cultural studies, mental health, early childhood development, childhood traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems of care, and secondary traumatic stress. Webinars include: Culture, the Migration Journey, Trauma …

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Tool or Template: Brochure – Renting Housing in the United States – A Guide for New Americans

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: April 15, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
The first step to being a successful renter is understanding your rights and responsibilities. Renting Housing in the United States: A Guide for New Americans is a three-fold brochure that provides useful tips on what you need to know to obtain and maintain rental housing. The information is essentially a very condensed version of that …

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Tool or Template: Brochure – A Landlord’s Guide to Renting to Refugees

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: April 8, 2005
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
Renting to Refugees: A Landlord’s Guide is an informative brochure designed to be given to landlords. It describes why refugees are good renters, identifies resettlement resources of interest to property managers, and provides tips on problem solving issues between property managers and refugees.

Tip Sheet: Active Tuberculosis (TB) Disease

Author(s): Minnesota Dept of Health
Date: February 14, 2005
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
This fact sheet gives general information about active tuberculosis (TB) disease including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment. This resource is available in the following languages: Amharic Arabic Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian English French Hmong Khmer Karen Laotian Nepali Oromo Russian Somali Spanish Tibetan Vietnamese
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Video: Children of War: A Video for Educators

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: January 1, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This video presents five adolescent refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, and Somalia who tell their stories of war, traumatic loss, and relocation to the United States in the play Children of War.  There is also an accompanying resource guide that includes discussion questions, suggestions about ways schools and teachers can help refugee …

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Tool or Template: The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and Feedback Card

Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Date: April 22, 2004
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This test is designed to be conducted as an interview and includes questions on usage of the primary substance categories with follow-up questions based on patient responses. Additionally, it includes a response card, a feedback report card, and an informational card for patients. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, …

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Guide: Building Bridges – a Guide to Planning and Implementing Cross-Service Training

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 6, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide was created to communicate lessons learned from cross-service trainings held in St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA that brought together service providers from a variety of agencies to explore possibilities that would strengthen service capacity in their communities. It is intended to guide readers through the process of developing local cross-service trainings and …

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Tip Sheet: Talking to Children about War and Terrorism 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: February 19, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource provides parents and caregivers with information about how to talk to children about war and terrorism. It offers tips on planning before you talk to children, talking to children of different ages, monitoring children’s exposure to the media, sharing your own opinions and beliefs, recognizing which children may need special attention, and supporting …

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Guide: Review of Child and Adolescent Refugee Mental Health 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: January 14, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource gives an overview of child and adolescent refugee mental health. This white paper offers providers information on phases of the refugee experience, stressors affecting refugee children, coping and protecting children from stress, common stress reactions and outcomes, intervention for refugee children and families, and implications for working with refugees.