We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

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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. 
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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.
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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).

Blog Post: How to Talk With Clients about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Youth

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: August 16, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, COVID-19
Encouraging young adults to get the vaccine and encouraging parents to get it for their eligible children have both become major priorities. This blog post has tips and resources from NRC-RIM that can support you in navigating conversations about COVID-19 vaccinations with young adults and parents.

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

Author(s): 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): 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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Tool or Template: Checklists for Tracking Child Development Milestones

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: July 28, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
How a child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about child development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. This series of checklists explains key milestones in several areas of development: social/emotional; language/communication; cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving); and movement/physical development. Checklists are available for children aged two, …

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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Vaccines for Children and Youth

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: July 28, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet explains that children and youth will be safest once vaccinated; that vaccinating children and youth helps protect the whole community; that vaccines are safe, effective, and free; what to expect at a vaccination appointment; and what side effects are possible.