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Evidence Summary: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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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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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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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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Guide: Leaders of Tomorrow – Immigrant & Refugee Youth: A Guidebook on Leadership Development

Author(s): Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program developed by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) with a curriculum co-created by immigrant and refugee youth. The goal of Leaders of Tomorrow is to support and mobilize immigrant and refugee youth through opportunities to expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills, access tools and resources, and improve their …

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

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (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.
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Tool or Template: Checklists for Tracking Child Development Milestones

Author(s): U.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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Guide: Children, Youth, and Families Who Experience Migration-Related Trauma and Family Separation

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 23, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource offers information on unaccompanied and separated immigrant youth in the U.S. who have experienced migration-related trauma and family separation. This brief includes information about: who unaccompanied children (UC) are and how many are in the U.S.; how traumatic separation affects immigrant children, youth, families, and systems; and what can be done to assist …

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