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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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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 – Where We are and the Path Ahead for Staff and Patients

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID-19, and risked bringing …

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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families

Author(s): 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: Psychological First Aid (PFA) to Support Clients Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on October 4, 2021, this training was delivered by Beth Farmer, Director for Safety, Education, and Wellness, IRC; Maliha Mirza, Behavioral Health Social Worker, HealthPoint ; and Dr. Omar Reda, Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Founder of Project Untangled Model of Care.  In an emergency, like the crisis in Afghanistan, it is common to have a …

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Archived Webinar: A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 16, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar uncovers key concepts related to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in the context of refugee resettlement service delivery.

Guide: A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
There is growing interest in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This guide reviews key MHPSS concepts relevant to those who are designing and implementing services that seek to improve resettled refugees’ mental health and psychosocial wellbeing.

Blog Post: Does Self-care Really Matter to My Health or Identity?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 6, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Protecting ourselves from overwhelming stress is similar to staying healthy in general: the familiar advice to eat right, exercise, and maintain good sleep patterns is important to follow. But resilience from stress is also reliant on nurturing our relationships, work life and hobbies, material safety, and values. This blog post offers some tips to help you do this.

Video: Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This 6-minute video provides a brief overview of the mental health needs of unaccompanied children (UC) who have experienced significant trauma in their home countries and along their journey to the United States. It discusses push and pull factors, complex trauma, prolonged threats, policies, prevention, mental health, and support.
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Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 29, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar series covered the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Nationally recognized speakers from NCTSN were joined by experts from the Irving Harris Foundation’s Professional Development Network to provide best practices for culturally responsive and trauma-informed provision of services. This series featured diverse expertise from the fields of …

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