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Blog Post: Ramadan 2022: Help Clients Observe the Holy Month with Health and Safety in Mind

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: April 6, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Ramadan Mubarak! Muslims observing the Holy Month are eager to spend their nights breaking fast, reciting the Quran, praying nightly in congregation (for “taraweeh” and “qiyam al lail”), and connecting to their spirituality. This blog post shares how you can promote better public health to clients, so they can more safely enjoy Ramadan.

Blog Post: Supporting Afghan Clients’ Food Needs during Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This blog post suggests ways that refugee service providers can help meet the food needs of Afghan clients who are observing Ramadan while living in temporary housing.

Blog Post: The Workforce System and American Job Centers: Valuable Resources for Refugee Resettlement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Federal Workforce Development, Job Development
This blog post includes information about the American Job Centers (AJCs) and how service providers can support their clients in accessing federal, state, and local employment services.

Blog Post: COVID-19 Trending Topics: Omicron, At-Home Tests, and New Guidance

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: February 28, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, COVID-19 remains at the forefront of our minds and those of our clients. Read this blog for the latest in resources and guidance from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) that you can share with clients and review yourself to further your understanding of recent COVID-19 guidance.

Blog Post: Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement: Lessons from a Panel Discussion

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 22, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
This blog post includes perspectives from Isabelle Darling, Refugee Mental Health Clinical Lead, National Partnership for Community Training; Fasil Aragaw, Refugee Integration Specialist, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services; Dr. Tadios Assefa, Founder and President of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Africa Institute; and Angie Uwimana, Interpreter, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community …

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Blog Post: Are Your Programs and Services Evidence-Based? Implementation Science can Help!

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 14, 2022
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
Many resettlement agencies want to design and deliver more evidence-based services, but providers often struggle with putting available evidence into action. Guidance from the field of implementation science can help address this challenge. This blog post defines implementation science, it includes tips for how to get started, and a case study from the Kentucky Office of Refugees (KOR).

Blog Post: A Roadmap for Employers Hiring Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
As employment staff around the country assist Afghan newcomers with finding their first U.S. jobs, preparing job candidates for interviews is only one part of the process. Employment staff will need to consider that many companies are new to hiring this population and will also need guidance on how to prepare their HR teams to welcome this new workforce. This blog post shares tips for hiring Afghan newcomers.

Blog Post: What Can We Do to Protect Clients and Staff? Tips for Getting Started with Safeguarding and Protection

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Safety
When it comes to preserving safety for both clients and staff, there are many terms you might hear. This blog post reviews two key terms, safeguarding and protection, that relate to service providers’ roles in ensuring the safety of clients and staff.
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Blog Post: From Pediatric Developments to Employer Mandates: Five New COVID-19 Vaccination Facts to Know

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be overwhelming to keep up with current vaccine recommendations and requirements. This is especially true for staff in resettlement agencies, community-based organizations, and public health departments who are working tirelessly to support clients. This post shares easy-to-remember facts from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) that enable staff to answer common questions clients may have.

Blog Post: A Collection of Resources for Onboarding New Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: November 17, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development
This blog post, written in partnership with Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), shares resources for new refugee service providers organized by topics such as case management, understanding refugee populations, equity and inclusion, mental health, and more.