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Archived Webinar: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Newcomer Youth and Adults: The Latest Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 22, 2023
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education, Youth Mentorship
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 March 22, 2023, the training was delivered by Lindsay Dusard, PhD student at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and Aaron Washington; Management and Program Analyst …

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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, 2023
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher 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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Evidence Summary: What Professional Development Activities Will Help PK–12 Teachers Create Culturally Responsive Learning Environments?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 3, 2023
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
While evidence is limited, suggestive studies describe multiple potential strategies that may help teachers build culturally responsive learning environments. Teacher professional development programs that offer concrete tasks of teaching, assessment, observation, and reflection may produce higher student test scores. Professional learning communities may help achieve the goals of creating more equitable and culturally responsive classrooms. …

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Toolkit: Supporting Families Resettling in the U.S.

Author(s): Sesame Street
Date: February 21, 2023
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Service providers can help families situate their experiences—both good and bad—into the broader context of their lives. They can also help them acknowledge, discover, and leverage their strengths every step of the way. The resources and activities in this guide are designed to build on families’ resilience by teaching ways to navigate transitions while maintaining …

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

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: September 30, 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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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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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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