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Tip Sheet: Trauma-Informed Strategies To Engage With Youth Seeking Asylum

Author(s): Global Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Children who have been exposed to trauma can experience learning difficulties, regression in development (e.g., bed-wetting, speech), sleep disruption, clinginess, or may break rules and push boundaries. This pocket card offers some tips to keep in mind as volunteers and behavioral health professionals engage with youth seeking asylum.

Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Refugees and asylees have the right to work. This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used work authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of …

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Tip Sheet: Refugee Benefits for Asylees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: February 3, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This fact sheet explains the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) benefits and services for which asylees, or people who have been granted asylum, may be eligible. This could include Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Matching Grant (MG) program, Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), employment services, and specialized programs.   

Podcast: Diversifying Your Client Base: Increasing Enrollment of Asylees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders, and Others in ORR programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 21, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment
Is your program seeking to increase enrollment among special immigrant visa (SIV) holders, asylees, and other ORR-eligible populations? Stream Switchboard’s latest podcast, where Erica Bouris, Senior Technical Advisor for Economic Empowerment at the IRC, discusses ways to boost program enrollment among ORR-eligible clients you may not currently be reaching. She shares her thoughts on developing …

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Guide: USCIS Welcomes Refugees and Asylees Brochure

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: November 18, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Citizenship
The information in this brochure will help refugees and asylees learn about getting settled in the United States and about the rights, responsibilities, and importance of U.S. citizenship.

Archived Webinar: Psychological Issues in Navigating the Asylum Process

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: February 1, 2018
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar examined the central goals and areas of potential intervention in the asylum process. It looked at the techniques of gathering pertinent clinical information and the most effective ways of transmitting that information– both in written form and as evidence presented in court testimony. A particular area of focus will be how to maintain …

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Video: In Our Voices: The Journeys of LGBT Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 24, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
This short video produced by Heartland Alliance International highlights the courageous stories of a transgender refugee from the Middle East and a lesbian asylee from Central Africa. Watch this video to learn more about why LGBTQI+ refugees flee their countries and what resettlement agencies can do to support them in their time of need.