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Toolkit: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Curriculum

Author(s): HIAS
Date: May 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This HIAS MHPSS curriculum offers a teaching curriculum to implement community-based support groups for refugees, newcomers, and immigrants. This curriculum offers nine sessions with scripts, resources, and activities for skilled facilitators to promote healing, connection, and support. The curriculum and accompanying materials are designed to support any organization or individual in implementing community-based support groups that …

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Evidence Summary: What works to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence among refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 30, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence
This evidence summary assesses the state of available evidence regarding interventions to prevent or respond to intimate partner violence among resettled refugees.
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Tip Sheet: Trauma-Informed Strategies To Engage With Youth Seeking Asylum

Author(s): Global Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Children who have been exposed to trauma can experience learning difficulties, regression in development (e.g., bed-wetting, speech), sleep disruption, clinginess, or may break rules and push boundaries. This pocket card offers some tips to keep in mind as volunteers and behavioral health professionals engage with youth seeking asylum.
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Video: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Date: April 7, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
These multilingual videos share information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They describe what PTSD is; possible causes of PTSD; effects PTSD may have, such as trouble sleeping, nightmares, memory difficulties, emotional symptoms, physical pains, and avoiding triggering situations or people; signs of PTSD among children; and ways to get support with mental health. Some information …

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Video: Trauma-Informed Work with Asylum-Seeking Youth at the Border

Author(s): South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Date: April 2, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Providing trauma-informed care (TIC) and support for children, youth, and families as they navigate the asylum system can be challenging. It can be hard to know how to be as helpful as possible, especially when communication is difficult. In this brief video, two mental health experts with experience within the asylum and immigration systems share …

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Video: Mental Wellness and Stress

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Date: March 24, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
These multilingual videos share information about mental wellness and stress. They describe how mental wellness can help cope with stress. Topics include the role of social support, thinking positively, coping activities, goal setting, eating well, exercising regularly, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and asking for help. Some information specific to organizations in Iowa is provided. These …

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Video: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness

Author(s): Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
Date: March 10, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
These multilingual videos discuss information about how to help someone who has mental illness. Topics include: stigma related to talking about mental illness; ways to respond if someone tells you they are experiencing mental illness; ways to offer help; and how to listen, keep in contact, and offer ongoing support. These videos were developed in …

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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.