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Toolkit: Neighbors Together: Promising Practices to Strengthen Relations with Refugees and Muslims

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2016
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This toolkit provides promising practices to counter anti-refugee and anti-Muslim backlash and work towards a positive vision for our communities. These promising practices demonstrate how: building meaningful contact between diverse populations; positive communications strategies; and engaging civic and community leaders can help create a climate in which all people can thrive. The stories in this …

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Blog Post: Unaccompanied Children: Factors in Successful Integration

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: August 1, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
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. Introduction Unaccompanied children (UC) who have been migrating from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to the United States for years, were largely unnoticed by the general population until this phenomenon captured our …

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Archived Webinar: Muslim Refugee Youth: Stories & Strategies Addressing Discrimination & Bullying

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 1, 2016
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise and affects Muslim refugee youth and families in unique ways. This webinar shares statistics and stories on bullying and discrimination among diverse Muslim youth. These stories are contextualized within a wider discussion on cultural competency when working with Muslim refugee youth and psychological and sociological concerns that this population …

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Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Burma (Myanmar)

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: July 1, 2016
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of Burma (Myanmar). Burma has experienced substantial political unrest since the military junta took control of the government in 1962. Under the oppressive military rule, the country’s Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority population was stripped of their citizenship, the Kachin people …

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Guide: Burmese Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: June 6, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Burmese refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health care access and conditions in refugee camps, medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees, and health conditions to consider in post-arrival medical screening. 
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Video: The Somali Refugee Experience

Author(s): Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
Date: May 25, 2016
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Country Guides
This video, developed by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center of Boston Children’s Hospital, features Dr. Saida Abdi of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Abdi discusses topics including: stigma and the language of mental health, mental health among children and youth, the role of religion in mental health within the Somali community, barriers to seeking …

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Video: The Bhutanese Refugee Experience

Author(s): Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
Date: May 24, 2016
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Country Guides
This video, developed by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center of Boston Children’s Hospital, features Dr. Luna Mulder of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mulder discusses topics including: historic discrimination and oppression, barriers including language and transportation, prior experiences with healthcare, relationships to food and nutrition, stigma and the language of mental health, suggestions for medical …

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Guide: Refugee Wellness Country Guide – Federal Republic of Somalia/Somalia

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide offers information on the mental health considerations, healthcare, beliefs, customs, language and history of Somalia. The Federal Republic of Somalia has endured turmoil for many decades, contributing to the current lack of a strong health infrastructure or integration of mental health services into mainstream healthcare services. Civil war and ongoing violence have caused …

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E-learning: Fundamentals of Providing Services to Survivors of Torture

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: September 1, 2015
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Created by the Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers (CVT) This course was funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to give refugee service provides a basic foundation in the knowledge and skills required to provide effective services to torture survivors. The nine modules are directed …

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Guide: Iraqi Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: December 17, 2014
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Iraqi refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, health information, healthcare and nutrition, and medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees.