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Evidence Summary: What works to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence among refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 30, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence
This evidence summary assesses the state of available evidence regarding interventions to prevent or respond to intimate partner violence among resettled refugees.

E-learning: Toxic Stress and Well-being among Students Affected by Forced Migration

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: April 7, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
The International Rescue Committee’s New Jersey Office for Refugees is excited to share a new professional development offering for educators. This course is developed in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education and draws from the International Rescue Committee’s expertise in implementing education and social-emotional learning programs with conflict-affected children around the world. In …

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Tip Sheet: What to Expect from an Interpreter: Communicating Effectively with Your Child’s School

Author(s): National Accreditation of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages
Date: March 20, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Interpretation
Self-advocacy is an essential skill among bilingual families. In education, professional interpreters/translators support families with communication to ensure that they can protect their own rights and lift their own voices. This tip sheet (available in 13 languages) describe the basic knowledge and skills that families should expect from professional interpreters/translators in education, and a list …

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Archived Webinar: The Golden Ticket: Accessing Financial Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 11, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Hosted on March 11, 2021, the training was delivered by Lindsay Dusard, Program Associate, AnLar; with participation from Aaron Washington, Management and Program Analyst at the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), U.S. Department of Education; and David Bartnicki, Policy Specialist at Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education.   For many refugee youth and …

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Toolkit: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 9, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make …

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Blog Post: Partnering with School Districts during COVID-19: Tips for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19, Partnerships
Partnerships between school districts and refugee service providers have always been important, but they have become vital during COVID-19. This blog post includes some general tips for refugee service providers seeking to build productive partnerships with school districts.
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Archived Webinar: COVID Vaccinations: Practical and Ethical Considerations

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: February 24, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Screening and Assessment
The COVID-19 crisis has particular implications for Survivors of Torture programs and non-hospital-based organizations are starting to ask questions about safely providing services now that vaccination is possible for many staff and clients. What are the ethical considerations about safely returning to in-person services? Do we need to mandate that staff get vaccinated? Clients? Can …

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Toolkit: Safety Planning with Foreign National Children and Youth Survivors of Trafficking

Author(s): USCRI
Date: February 2, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning, Screening and Assessment
Foreign national minors in the United States who have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons are eligible for certain benefits and services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) funds case management services for qualifying minors. This toolkit uses notes, tips, …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Refugee Parents and Families in School

Author(s): Carey Institute
Date: December 5, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
In this 60-minute webinar and discussion, Kelly Cooper introduced her teaching and learning community in Buffalo, New York. She shared the many ways she aims to engage parents of refugee students in school, both pre-pandemic and during remote or distance learning. Many tools and tips were shared in this session.
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E-learning: Teaching for Refugees: Building Knowledge

Author(s): Carey Institute, UNHCR
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This 20-minute course seeks to expand awareness, deepen understanding, and develop resources that will be useful in the classroom to cultivate harmony and belonging as part of larger efforts to welcome and fully integrate newcomers into our communities. This particular course targets educators within Europe (although it is open to educators everywhere). This course builds …

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