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Tip Sheet: Virtual Mental Health Care for Refugee Newcomers: Considerations when making referrals

Author(s): National Newcomer Navigation Network
Date: January 25, 2023
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This resource, created by N4 (National Newcomer Navigation Network), provides some best practices to providing virtual mental health services to newcomers. Please note: Virtual mental health (VMH) services are provided in ways that do not involve in-person contact between the provider and the service user. VMH services have been found to be effective and satisfactory …

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Guide: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugee Students

Author(s): American Psychiatric Association
Date: January 25, 2023
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This resource, created by the American Psychiatric Association, is aimed at educators and mental health professionals. 

Blog Post: Are You Serving Afghan Clients with Mental and Behavioral Health Needs? A New National Program Can Help

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 4, 2023
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
In Switchboard’s FY23 needs assessment, assisting clients experiencing emotional distress ranked as one of the highest needs for training and technical assistance. Megan Rafferty, Switchboard’s training officer specializing in mental health and wellness, spoke with Rayhana Rahim, PhD, on this topic. Dr. Rahim is Program Manager for the Post-Resettlement Behavioral Health Support Program for Afghan …

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Blog Post: Resource List: Serving Ukrainian Newcomers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
In early 2022, President Biden announced that the United States would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian newcomers and others affected by the Russian invasion that took place in February. The resettlement network is working to support Ukrainians by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This blog post, created …

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Video: Coping with Grief and Loss

Author(s): The KonTerra Group
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
This resource, created by The KonTerra Group, explains ways to help you cope with the grieving process due to the loss of someone or something you care about. 

Guide: Essential Concepts and Best Practices in Delivering MHPSS to People who have Experienced Forced Displacement

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
In this document, you will find an overview of MHPSS foundational concepts, a description of the MHPSS intervention pyramid, and suggested best practices and communication tips for providing MHPSS services to individuals, families and children who have experienced forced displacement.

Evidence Summary: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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Evidence Summary: What works to support LGBTQ refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
This document summarizes the state of available evidence regarding practices and programs for LGBTQ refugees. Understanding what works to address the needs of this population is important because LGBTQ refugees often lack the support networks that other refugees rely on. They must also navigate the isolation they face within their own ethnic or national communities. …

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Archived Webinar: Balancing the Demanding Needs of Case Management

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Boundaries, Self-care and Staff Care
Hosted on April 19, 2022, this training was delivered by Tigest Coleman, Training Officer, Strengths-Based Services, Switchboard, Kristen Guskovict, Founder, HEART of Aid Work. This is part four of a four-part webinar series on the Fundamentals of Case Management. The series provides a foundational understanding of case management for refugee and immigrant service providers. It …

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E-learning: Suicide Prevention in Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Suicidality
This module, developed by the IRC, explains the foundational skills of suicide prevention. You will learn about suicide, what steps all direct service staff can take to prevent suicide, and how to use suicide prevention practices with your clients. This course was designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts …

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