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Blog Post: How Schools Can Support Newcomer Youth: Ten Innovative Practices

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This is the second part of a series on school integration for refugee youth and their families.   While most students in the U.S. start the school year thinking about their locker decor, who their favorite teacher might be, and whether they’ll get to sit next to their crush in math class, most newcomer youth arrive …

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Blog Post: Parenting My Sibling: An Afghan American Social Worker’s Integration Journey

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Guardianship, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
 Switchboard is committed to sharing stories of lived experiences with service providers across the U.S. Today, Switchboard is sharing the anonymous story of an Afghan American Social Worker who arrived in the United States as an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor.  Experiences in the U.S. Foster Care System At the early age of 14, I was forced …

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Guide: Mentors Can Help Kids Heal From Trauma

Author(s): Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Youth Mentorship
This guide, created by Childhood Trauma Changing Minds, promotes healing and demonstrates how mentors can avoid re-traumatization by understanding how violence impacts a child’s health and development. 

Guide: School Staff Can Help Students Heal From Trauma

Author(s): Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
This guide, created by Childhood Trauma Changing Minds, helps school staff understand how violence impacts child development and how they can promote resilience. 

E-learning: Toxic Stress and Well-Being Among Students Affected by Forced Migration

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The International Rescue Committee’s New Jersey Office for Refugees developed this course in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education. It draws from the International Rescue Committee’s expertise in implementing education and social-emotional learning programs with conflict-affected children around the world. In this course, you will learn about common experiences associated with forced migration, …

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Toolkit: English Learner Family Toolkit 

Author(s): National Clearinghouse for Language Acquisition
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The English Learner Family Toolkit was created to help families choose education services that meet their child’s needs. U.S. educators, elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and other school staff can also share the toolkit as a resource for English learners and their families.

Guide: Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families

Author(s): Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families, a new resource from REL Northwest, provides answers to many questions newcomer families typically have about the U.S. school system. Specifically, the guide (which is available in four languages) offers research-based guidance on the registration process, how families can get involved in their …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Newcomer Students Back to School

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 8, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 7, 2022, the training was delivered by Sara Rowbottom, Senior Technical Advisor with the International Rescue Committee; Rob Callus, Switchboard Training Officer; and Madina Masumi, Switchboard Training Officer. This …

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Blog Post: Reflections from An Afghan American School Counselor: Building Bridges with Migrant Students

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Imprinted Memories, September 1987 The strong smell of freshly sharpened pencils and lemon scented floors dominates as I cling to my father’s hand and hesitantly walk down a long hallway to my kindergarten class on the first day of school. When we arrive at the door, I hastily sit on his feet in a desperate …

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Tip Sheet: Online Safety Tip Sheet

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Digital Inclusion, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource, created by CARRE, is intended to help service providers educate clients on how to respond to online threats or harassment.  It is aimed at children and youth at risk of online sexual exploitation, or “sexploitation.” Tips include: Block: Instead of responding to the person bothering you online, immediately block them. DO NOT send …

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