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Guide: Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
This guide, co-published by CLINIC and Migration Refugee Services, provides information and samples of the type of documents that Afghan parolees may be issued by DHS. It explains what resettlement agencies should look for when determining an Afghan parolee’s eligibility for resettlement benefits as well what immigration practitioner should look for when determining an Afghan …

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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: October 7, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families is an evidence-informed flexible approach to assist displaced children and families immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting displaced children and families through early transitions. Because each child and family comes with their own experiences …

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Archived Webinar: Creating a Welcoming and Healing Environment for Newly Arriving Afghan Children and Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar, presented by the University of Minnesota, includes four sections including: health literacy and cultural competence; reflections and perspectives; coming with funds of knowledge; and from trauma to resilience. 

Archived Webinar: Psychological First Aid (PFA) to Support Clients Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on October 4, 2021, this training was delivered by Beth Farmer, Director for Safety, Education, and Wellness, IRC; Maliha Mirza, Behavioral Health Social Worker, HealthPoint ; and Dr. Omar Reda, Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Founder of Project Untangled Model of Care. Webinar transcript coming soon! In an emergency, like the crisis in Afghanistan, it is …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Students and Families: A Workshop for US Educators

Author(s): Refugee Educator Academy
Date: October 2, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
The Refugee Educator Academy at the Center for Learning in Practice, in partnership with Childhood Education International, presented Welcoming Afghan Students & Families, a half-day conference for educators who support Afghan students and families newly arriving in the United States. The focus of virtual learning event was preparing registrants to provide the support needed to …

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Guide: Benefits for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: October 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This information guide, from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, answers questions including: who are afghans with humanitarian parole; what benefits are they eligible for; where and when they can apply for benefits; and what documents are necessary to receive benefits. 
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Blog Post: What Federal Benefits and Services are Available to Afghan Parolees?

Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
There are several programs in which Afghan parolees may participate (along with refugees, asylees, and other Office of Refugee Resettlement-eligible populations).

Tip Sheet: Know Your Rights

Author(s): Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
These Know Your Rights (KYR) tip sheets summarize many of the same rights all Americans enjoy, but they focuses on issues Muslims commonly face. They include information about: Your rights as an employee Your rights as a student Your rights if stopped by the police Your rights if federal law enforcement contacts you Your rights …

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Video: Welcome Video Describing Current COVID-19 Situation in U.S.

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video, currently available in Dari and Pashto, shares current information about COVID-19 in the United States including the Delta variant, vaccine access, and sources of reliable information. 
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Poster: Chickenpox Spreads Easily

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 15, 2021
Topic(s): Health
This poster includes the following information: Chickenpox spreads easily. If you have chickenpox symptoms, immediately report your symptoms to medical staff. The most common symptom of chickenpox is a rash that turns into itchy, fluid-filled blisters. Other symptoms include: Fever Loss of appetite Headache Tiredness Adults, pregnant women, and those with a weak immune system …

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