We have curated a multimedia library of content developed both by Switchboard and by former ORR-funded TA providers. You can browse the library by resource type, view a full list of uploads, or use the search area to access content by topic, author, year, and more.

Your search for Guides yielded 175 result(s).

Guide: Ukrainian Backgrounder

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: October 18, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a general understanding of Ukrainians who are arriving in the U.S. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates and partners to provide culturally appropriate Cultural Orientation (CO) and other services to newly arrived Ukrainians. The information provided …

Ukrainian Backgrounder Read More »

Guide: Landlord Opportunities: Renting to Newcomers

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
This factsheet, adapted from a CWS resource, highlights the benefits of renting to refugees to address landlords and property managers’ hesitancies in providing permanent housing solutions. This resource also aims to cultivate a general understanding of the services and financial assistance granted to newcomers.

Guide: U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
This resource, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, provides an overview of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), including historical context and information on resettlement agencies and core services.

Guide: Housing Initiatives for Afghan Evacuees

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
This working document, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, details the housing initiatives enacted in the U.S. for Afghan evacuees since the beginning of Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) in August 2021.

Guide: Mentors Can Help Kids Heal From Trauma

Author(s): Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Youth Mentorship
This guide, created by Childhood Trauma Changing Minds, promotes healing and demonstrates how mentors can avoid re-traumatization by understanding how violence impacts a child’s health and development. 

Guide: School Staff Can Help Students Heal From Trauma

Author(s): Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
This guide, created by Childhood Trauma Changing Minds, helps school staff understand how violence impacts child development and how they can promote resilience. 

Guide: Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families

Author(s): Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families, a new resource from REL Northwest, provides answers to many questions newcomer families typically have about the U.S. school system. Specifically, the guide (which is available in four languages) offers research-based guidance on the registration process, how families can get involved in their …

Starting School in the United States: A Guide for Newcomer Students’ Families Read More »

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Congolese

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a general understanding of Congolese who are arriving to the U.S. The ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complex and spans decades. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates to provide culturally appropriate Cultural …

Cultural Backgrounder: Congolese Read More »

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.

Guide: Helping Children Cope After Coming to a New Country

Author(s): Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Guardianship
This resource, created by CARRE, is designed to help clients support their children after coming to a new country.