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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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Guide: Talking with your Children about Islamophobia and Hate-Based Violence

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This resource, created by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, discusses Islamophobia and hate-based violence against Muslims with children. This fact sheet highlights, for parents and caregivers, strategies that can be used to facilitate effective conversations, age-specific guidelines, and actions families and communities can take before an event occurs.

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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