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Video: Substance Abuse Disorder

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Date: February 3, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This animated video explains what to do if you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse problems. It defines terms including substance abuse disorder, withdrawal, and overdose. It explains how to get help, that getting better can take a long time, and that needing help is normal.

Evidence Summary: What works to reduce burnout and vicarious trauma among refugee service providers?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 1, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Self-care
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the effectiveness of several interventions to reduce burnout among staff, including organizational and individual approaches. It includes tips for organizations that are most effective in reducing staff secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and more.

Video: Abusing Alcohol and Drugs

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Date: December 16, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This animated video, created by Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC), explains how to identify substance abuse, potential reasons for abusing substances, and possible consequences of this behavior. 

Archived Webinar: Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Session 1: Introduction

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 11, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care
The Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work series, presented by the IRC in Boise, is a monthly large group learning experience, interspersed with small group reflection sessions applying the learnings to our day-to-day work. The sessions study systemic racism in the U.S., histories and lived experiences of people new to the U.S., how each of us …

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Poster: The U-Curve of Cultural Adjustment

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
This poster shows the common phases of cultural adjustment that most people experience when moving to or visiting a new place. It is important to note that the length and intensity of each phase will vary, and that a newcomer may skip a phase altogether (such as those who plan to move on to another …

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Podcast: Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers

Author(s): NCTSN, University of Minnesota
Date: November 23, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family …

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Archived Webinar: “I Was Already Burned Out, and Now This…” Strategies for Staff and Supervisors to Mitigate Burnout, Vicarious Trauma, and Other Occupational Hazards

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Hosted on November 18, 2020, this training was delivered by Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Ph.D., ABPP, Licensed Psychologist & Professor, The City College of New York Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture; and Kristen Guskovict, LCSW, Founder, Humanitarian Empathy and Refugee Trauma (Heart) of Aid Work. For many months now, U.S. refugee service providers and the clients …

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Guide: Preventing Occupational Hazards by Promoting Organizational Resilience

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 17, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care
Burnout, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue are all considered occupational hazards. These effects can result directly from working in certain professions, such as refugee service provision. The internal culture and environment of an organization can increase a staff person’s vulnerability to these occupational hazards, or these can enhance organizational resilience. This guide …

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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 15, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches are widely endorsed in refugee resettlement programs. The purpose of this summary is to assess the state of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of these approaches with refugee populations. Specifically, the following questions are addressed: What are the impacts of strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches with refugees? What is the strength of …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 10, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on September 10, 2020, this webinar was facilitated by Ling San Lau, Senior Program Officer, Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Webinar panelists included Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead Mental Health Consultant at the National Partnership for Community Training; Meheria Habibi, Senior Program Officer at the International …

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