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.

Tip Sheet: Report Writing Q&A with ORR

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 15, 2010
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
This tip sheet shares recommendations on developing strong federal grant reports through a Q&A with ORR Program Analyst Tabassum Siraj.

Tip Sheet: Federal Funding and Proposal Writing

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 8, 2010
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Fundraising
This tip sheet provides an introduction to writing a proposal for federal grant funds.

Guide: Needs Assessment Training Handbook

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: October 8, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
A needs assessment is a way of finding out the most important needs of a certain group of people – your target population. This handbook provides an introduction to designing and conducting needs assessments.

Tip Sheet: Home Respiratory Precautions for Patients with Potentially Infectious Tuberculosis

Author(s): State of Minnesota Department of Health
Date: June 28, 2010
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
This fact sheet provides information to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB) for patients who are potentially infectious.

Video: Mental Health Care During Crises

Author(s): Emergency Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
Date: April 21, 2010
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Mental health problems can be caused by many factors – disease, stress, genetics, or adjusting to a new culture. It is important to identify and take steps to treat mental health issues as early as possible to keep them under control. These videos, developed in 2010, have information about helping people who are having mental …

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Tool or Template: ECBO Capacity Assessment

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: February 1, 2010
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Collection
This tool is an organizational capacity assessment for ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs). You can use it to assess your capacity in the areas of resource development and management; program design, implementation and evaluation; community engagement; coordination implementation; and ethnic leadership development and governance.

Tip Sheet: Setting Up Grants Management Systems

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: November 19, 2009
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Grants Management
This tip sheet provides introductory suggestions on setting up grants management systems, including holding grant opening and closing meetings, planning, and communicating with your donor.
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Tip Sheet: Housing and Community Integration

Author(s): Mercy Housing
Date: August 13, 2009
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
This tip sheet describes how housing and community integration mesh and build on one another. It provides suggestions to help encourage integration in refugee housing environments. The tip sheet discusses why community engagement is important in the context of refugee housing, who should be involved in community integration, and how community integration affects refugee housing …

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Guide: Reporting Well Resource Booklet

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: August 6, 2009
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
This resource booklet provides strategies for communicating with the media about resettlement and integration topics. It is aimed at ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) in particular.
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Guide: Partnering with Parents and Families to Support Immigrant and Refugee Children at School

Author(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date: June 12, 2009
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This guide outlines programs that engage communities and community organizations to build effective and easily accessible mental health services for children and youth. Some of the issues addressed include: the impact of the immigrant and refugee experience; partnering with immigrant families to support mental health; offering school-based mental health services; and the changing face of …

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