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E-learning: Caring for Newly Arrived Afghans

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Developed by the Global Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this free four-hour course, composed of recorded lectures and interactive lessons, helps prepare providers to serve newly arrived Afghans. It covers topics ranging from Operation: Allies Welcome (OAW) to Afghan cultural background, to general and skin medical exams, to mental health care, to clinical observations …

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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. 
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Toolkit: Community-led Messaging for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), University of Minnesota
Date: February 12, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Contact tracing is a critical tool in our collective approach to ending the pandemic. This toolkit was designed to support leaders with expertise and extensive knowledge of their communities to create a customized contact tracing messaging campaign that is rooted in that community’s values, motivations, and realities. We know that customized health communications that are …

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Podcast: Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), University of Minnesota
Date: November 23, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family …

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Video: Pharmacy Education Series

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: June 30, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
This series of four videos includes “What is a Pharmacy?”, “Getting Your Medicine from a Pharmacy,” “Medication Refill: How to Get More Medicine,” and “Remembering to Take Your Medicine.” English scripts are available for each video.

Guide: Best Practices Guide for Working with Karen, Nepali-Bhutanese, Oromo, and Somali Families in Child Welfare

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: January 1, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide is intended as an overview of selected topics that are relevant to providing culturally responsive services to families with refugee backgrounds and understanding their unique needs. General themes were identified through a literature review and interviews with refugee families. It was developed by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the …

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Guide: Immigrant and Refugee Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 20, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse
This e-book includes 10 chapters that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families’ challenges and resilience across multiple domains, including economic, political, health, and human rights. Click the links below to access each chapter. Within each chapter, subsections can be navigated via the Contents menu at left.   Introduction Chapter 1. Immigration and …

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E-learning: Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Health

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: February 21, 2019
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Healthcare
Presented by the University of Minnesota, this seven-hour lecture-based introductory course in immigrant and refugee health includes eight lectures led by global health experts. There are also accompanying external resources, and a pre- and post-test. A University of Minnesota account is required to complete this module; after registration you will receive an email confirmation and …

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Tip Sheet: Bed Bug Series

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: April 11, 2017
Topic(s): Health
This multilingual series of tip sheets covers the basics regarding how to eliminate and control bed bugs. Information is provided on controlling bed bugs in residences, identifying bed bugs, handling bed bugs by laundering and vacuuming,  hiring pest management professionals in case of infections, and more.

Archived Webinar: Refugees and Substance Use in the Karen Community

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: April 12, 2013
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This webinar explores how varied immigrant and refugee communities understand substance use and trauma. The role of the helper (service provider) is also explored, with implications for adjusting our practice to better align with familiar cultural practices of different groups. Specific reference is made to the Karen community.