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Guide: Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families

Author(s): Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families, a new resource from REL Northwest, provides answers to many questions newcomer families typically have about the U.S. school system. Specifically, the guide (which is available in four languages) offers research-based guidance on the registration process, how families can get involved in their …

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Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Congolese

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a general understanding of Congolese who are arriving to the U.S. The ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complex and spans decades. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates to provide culturally appropriate Cultural …

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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.

Guide: Helping Children Cope After Coming to a New Country

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Guardianship
This resource, created by CARRE, is designed to help clients support their children after coming to a new country. 

Guide: Talking with your Children about Islamophobia and Hate-Based Violence

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This resource, created by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, discusses Islamophobia and hate-based violence against Muslims with children. This fact sheet highlights, for parents and caregivers, strategies that can be used to facilitate effective conversations, age-specific guidelines, and actions families and communities can take before an event occurs.

Guide: Humanitarian Parole Explainer for UAMs

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: August 2, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Here is an explanatory document in English, Dari, and Pashto for Unaccompanied Afghan Minors (UAMs) who have been given humanitarian parole to help explain to UAMs what Humanitarian Parole is (and isn’t) and was created in response to feedback from programs that there was confusion about Humanitarian Parole status. The target audience of the document …

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Guide: Keeping Safe! Children’s Bilingual Guide

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: August 2, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
This guide, created by BRYCS, was created for unaccompanied children and will assist young people in knowing their rights while they are in the United States, keeping them safe so they can thrive in their life journeys.

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugees from Ukraine

Author(s): EURITA
Date: July 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This resource, created by EURITA, provides guidance document provides resettlement communities with information on refugees from Ukraine.

Guide: FAQ for Dear Colleague Letter on Eligible Noncitizen Update – Afghan Arrivals Education

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: July 20, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
These resources include the Dear Colleague Letter from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation of the Department of Education and a FAQ sheet to provide a clearer understanding of updated policies related to Afghan newcomer students.

Guide: Resettlement Services Continue after 90 Days

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: July 18, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This resource, created by the Administration for Children & Families, can be shared with clients who speak English, Dari, and Pashto. It explains the continuation of services beyond 90 days.