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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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Archived Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Supporting the Social Emotional Learning Needs of Afghan and Other Newcomer Students

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the Office of English Language Acquisition, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted this webinar on strategies to assist Afghan and other newcomer students to …

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Archived Webinar: Keeping the Promise: Higher Education and Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 4, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This webinar explored how higher education partners can extend their services to Afghan evacuees and refugees more broadly and support their successful transition into our country and respective communities; how institutions and systems are rising to the occasion and providing an array of supports and opportunities to Afghan evacuees, such as school supplies for children, …

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Archived Webinar: Keeping the Promise: Education and Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: January 24, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) presented this webinar about ORR’s process for placing and supporting Afghan refugees in the context of the U.S. educational system. The webinar also featured representatives from the Office …

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Toolkit: Supporting Afghan Students in Schools & Youth Programs in the United States

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 4, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
In the 2021-22 school year and beyond, schools across the United States will enroll significant numbers of children and youth from Afghanistan. These students fled the country after the withdrawal of American military troops and the subsequent fall of the Afghan government on August 15, 2021. While many schools and communities have a long history …

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Archived Webinar: Educational Experiences of Afghans: Learning from Afghan Refugee Students & Families

Author(s): Immigrant Connections
Date: November 10, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This facilitated panel discussion featured Afghan parents and students. It discussed background context, schooling in Afghanistan, research findings related to Afghan refugee high school young women, and implications for practice. The parent and student panel discussion included the following themes: What are schools like in Afghanistan? What are some of the challenges for students when …

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

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (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. 
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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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Blog Post: How to Ensure Every Eligible Family is Benefiting from the Child Tax Credit

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Switchboard
Date: September 27, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
The American Rescue Plan, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever. As of July 15, 2021, most families with children are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. However, some ORR-eligible populations may be missing out. Below is information about the Child Tax Credit and what refugee service providers can do to ensure their clients are receiving these funds.