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Blog Post: Resource Round-Up: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 21, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development
In recognition of Pride, Switchboard has compiled this resource round-up. It includes materials designed for organizations and case managers serving LGBTQ+ clients, including how to create welcoming environments, ensure use of inclusive language, and address the unique needs of this population.

Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement: Understanding Social Identities in Resettlement Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 16, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development, Safety
Hosted on June 16, 2021, this training was delivered by Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead, National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT); and Fasil Aragaw, Refugee Integration Specialist, Gulf Coast JFCS.  The U.S. has historically been a symbol for “the land of the free,” but recent events have jolted communities across the country to address historically rooted …

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Guide: Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement: Understanding Social Identities in Resettlement Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 10, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development, Safety
The United States has historically been a symbol for “the land of the free,” but recent events have jolted communities across the country to address historically rooted issues of discrimination, dynamics of power and privilege, and inequities experienced across marginalized social groups. From cultural orientation to employment, the fear of bias and discrimination can pervade …

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Podcast: Leading During Times of Transition: The Community View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 24, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
This episode features host Kay Bellor interviewing Henny Ohr, Founder and Executive Director, Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) Iowa. They discuss the challenges experienced by EMBARC during the COVID-19 pandemic including providing essential services to clients while protecting staff and how the refugee resettlement program can be improved moving forward. This …

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Toolkit: Developing Your Board to Advance Your Organization’s Mission

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 4, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This toolkit aims to guide board members and executive directors on best practices for board development within ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs), including those who take part in the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program. This document addresses the topics of board responsibilities, recruitment, new member orientation, diversity, fundraising, and conflicts of interest. The toolkit is primarily designed …

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Podcast: Leading During Times of Transition: The State View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kay Bellor, Independent Consultant, and Dr. Hayder Allkenhfr, Refugee Health Coordinator at the Utah Department of Health, discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. They cover topics including building robust testing infrastructure, equitable access to vaccines, and effective communication approaches. This episode is part two in a new series on Leading …

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Blog Post: Persevering during Times of Transition: Beyond Inviting Refugees to the Table

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
As part of a series of interviews about leadership during transition, I recently spoke with two refugee service leaders about the importance of engaging the refugee community during challenging times. Engaging clients is a key component for success responses, but refugee leaders are often excluded from important parts of developing and executing programs. How can service providers do better?

Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Podcast: Leading during Times of Transition: The National View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kay Bellor, Independent Consultant, and Hans Van de Weerd, Vice President of Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration at the International Rescue Committee, discuss leadership strategies that have been effective over the past several years. They consider challenges such as the dramatic reduction of the U.S. resettlement program, the COVID-19 …

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