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Guide: Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
This guide, co-published by CLINIC and Migration Refugee Services, provides information and samples of the type of documents that Afghan parolees may be issued by DHS. It explains what resettlement agencies should look for when determining an Afghan parolee’s eligibility for resettlement benefits as well what immigration practitioner should look for when determining an Afghan …

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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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Guide: Benefits for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: October 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This information guide, from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, answers questions including: who are afghans with humanitarian parole; what benefits are they eligible for; where and when they can apply for benefits; and what documents are necessary to receive benefits. 
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Guide: Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB) provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease. Key audiences for this booklet are people with or at risk for TB; people who may have been exposed to someone with TB; people who provide services for those at high risk for TB, such as …

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Guide: Fact Sheet on Operation Allies Welcome

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: September 3, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside us in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States. These coordinated efforts will be known as …

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Guide: Benefits for Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This information guide answers frequently asked questions about eligibility of Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees for various services. These services include ORR services, where to sign up, and details on specific benefits. 

Guide: Using Participatory Methods for More Inclusive Project Design and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2021
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
This guide discusses the participation continuum; how to support successful participatory engagement; specific methods and when to use them; and resources for learning more about the power, potential, and practical side of participatory methods.

Guide: Eligibility Documentation for Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees from Afghanistan and Iraq

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Afghan or Iraqi nationals granted a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) or Special Immigrant (SQ or SI) Parole by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for service to the U.S. government are eligible for ORR benefits. This guide lists acceptable documents for relatives of SIV holders , SQ or SI parolees. 

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.

Guide: All About Parole

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 3, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Parole is a vehicle through which an applicant receives permission to enter or remain in the United States without being granted formal admission. This practice advisory provides an overview of parole, including which agencies can grant it, what factors the adjudicator may consider when deciding whether to grant parole, and what benefits a parolee enjoys, …

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