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Blog Post: A Round-up of Resources for Social Work Month

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 18, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management
Did you know March is National Professional Social Work Month? There are many great social work and casework resources in the Switchboard Resource Library, which hosts over 400 downloadable and multimedia files! Here is a round-up to help you get started: Maintaining the Caseworker-Client Relationship Introduction to Case Management Project Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees (SOAR), …

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Blog Post: Why the Name Switchboard?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 14, 2019
Welcome to the Switchboard blog! For our first post, we thought we’d share how our team came up with the name Switchboard. You may have heard our program previously referred to as the Refugee Technical Assistance Program, or RTAP. We knew we needed a name that was more memorable and readily identifiable. Here is the …

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Blog Post: Job Corps Provides Opportunities for Refugee Young Adults

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 27, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Job Development
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Refugee young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may have narrow educational and career training options due to low English language proficiency and a lack of formal education. Job …

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Blog Post: Educating Your Clients on Their Rights Regarding Workplace Harassment

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 26, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Safety
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. What constitutes unlawful harassment? Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans …

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Blog Post: Understanding and Benefiting from Corporate Volunteering

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 20, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness, Volunteer Management
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Volunteers are an extremely useful resource to expand support services for refugees. They bring insight to U.S. culture and systems, access to networks for early employment opportunities and career advancement, and time and …

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Blog Post: 7 Tips for Supporting Staff Through a Database Transition

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: September 10, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Data Quality, Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Transitioning to a new database can be a challenging process! While we know that every organization has staff with differing capacities and system roles, here are some general practices to …

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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #3: MPI Data Hub

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: June 5, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Looking for more data on humanitarian immigrant populations? Check out the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Data Hub’s Humanitarian Protection Statistics, where you can find interactive maps and databases. The map pictured …

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Blog Post: Worker’s Rights Review

Author(s): Higher
Date: May 29, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are an important aspect of job readiness instruction and are critical to protecting refugees from instances of discrimination and unsafe working conditions. Here is a summary of worker’s rights to consider …

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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #2: IOM Migration Data Portal

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 22, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Going beyond the data on refugee migration flows we spotlighted last time, you may be interested in more specific data related to global migration patterns, themes and topics. The International Organization …

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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #1: UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 8, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Interested in data on refugee population flows from countries of origin to countries of first asylum or countries of resettlement? The UNHCR Resettlement Data Finder allows you to explore UNHCR’s resettlement data …

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