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Blog Post: Resource List: Serving Ukrainian Newcomers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
In early 2022, President Biden announced that the United States would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian newcomers and others affected by the Russian invasion that took place in February. The resettlement network is working to support Ukrainians by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This blog post, created …

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Video: Coping with Grief and Loss

Author(s): The KonTerra Group
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
This resource, created by The KonTerra Group, explains ways to help you cope with the grieving process due to the loss of someone or something you care about. 

Guide: Essential Concepts and Best Practices in Delivering MHPSS to People who have Experienced Forced Displacement

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
In this document, you will find an overview of MHPSS foundational concepts, a description of the MHPSS intervention pyramid, and suggested best practices and communication tips for providing MHPSS services to individuals, families and children who have experienced forced displacement.

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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Evidence Summary: What works to support LGBTQ refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
This document summarizes the state of available evidence regarding practices and programs for LGBTQ refugees. Understanding what works to address the needs of this population is important because LGBTQ refugees often lack the support networks that other refugees rely on. They must also navigate the isolation they face within their own ethnic or national communities. …

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Archived Webinar: Balancing the Demanding Needs of Case Management

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Boundaries, Self-care and Staff Care
Hosted on April 19, 2022, this training was delivered by Tigest Coleman, Training Officer, Strengths-Based Services, Switchboard, Kristen Guskovict, Founder, HEART of Aid Work. This is part four of a four-part webinar series on the Fundamentals of Case Management. The series provides a foundational understanding of case management for refugee and immigrant service providers. It …

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E-learning: Suicide Prevention in Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Suicidality
This module, developed by the IRC, explains the foundational skills of suicide prevention. You will learn about suicide, what steps all direct service staff can take to prevent suicide, and how to use suicide prevention practices with your clients. This course was designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts …

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E-learning: De-escalation in Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
This module explains the foundational skills of de-escalation. It is designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts who support refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other clients impacted by forced displacement. Upon completion of this course you will: Learn what de-escalation is Understand the foundational of de-escalation skills Apply de-escalation skills …

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E-learning: Psychological First Aid in Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration Settings

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: November 29, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
This self-paced course, developed by the IRC, explains the foundational skills of Psychological First Aid. It is designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts who support refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other clients impacted by forced displacement. Learning objectives: Define Psychological First Aid (PFA) Understand the foundational principles of PFA Apply …

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Archived Webinar: Applying Ambiguous Loss Theory to Torture Survivors: A Conversation with Pauline Boss

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: November 10, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
Description: Survivors of torture have endured multiple and often catastrophic losses – loved ones, home, identity, culture. Some of these may be understood as Ambiguous Losses – a loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding.   According to Dr. Pauline Boss, “Human relationships are ruptured indefinitely by ambiguous loss, causing trauma and frozen grief. While …

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