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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. 

Guide: Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program Guide

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 23, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) providers have identified the need for a client-facing document that describes the URM program. This infographic covers the roles and responsibilities of those involved, and will soon be translated into various languages. Stay tuned for a provider-facing version as well.    

Blog Post: How Schools Can Support Newcomer Youth: Ten Innovative Practices

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This is the second part of a series on school integration for refugee youth and their families.   While most students in the U.S. start the school year thinking about their locker decor, who their favorite teacher might be, and whether they’ll get to sit next to their crush in math class, most newcomer youth arrive …

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Blog Post: Parenting My Sibling: An Afghan American Social Worker’s Integration Journey

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Guardianship, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
 Switchboard is committed to sharing stories of lived experiences with service providers across the U.S. Today, Switchboard is sharing the anonymous story of an Afghan American Social Worker who arrived in the United States as an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor.  Experiences in the U.S. Foster Care System At the early age of 14, I was forced …

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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: School Enrollment for Students in Temporary Housing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Housing
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Ensuring access to education is an essential element of resettlement. Finding affordable housing is a significant challenge in most communities in the U.S., and at times, clients may be unhoused or in temporary housing. This guide discusses school enrollment for children and youth who are facing this circumstance. The McKinney-Vento/Homeless Assistance Act is a U.S. …

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Poster: Unaccompanied Children (UC) and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Infographics

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: September 14, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Guardianship
These infographics were designed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for the public. They are related to helping Unaccompanied Afghan Minors (UAMs) and will be useful for both Unaccompanied Children (UC) and Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) programs. Infographics include: State Help for Afghan Children Interested in Fostering? How UC Qualify for URM UC and …

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Video: Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC) in the United States

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This 6-minute video provides a brief overview of the mental health needs of unaccompanied children (UC) who have experienced significant trauma in their home countries and along their journey to the United States. It discusses push and pull factors, complex trauma, prolonged threats, policies, prevention, mental health, and support.
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Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 29, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar series covered the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Nationally recognized speakers from NCTSN were joined by experts from the Irving Harris Foundation’s Professional Development Network to provide best practices for culturally responsive and trauma-informed provision of services. This series featured diverse expertise from the fields of …

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