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Evidence Summary: What works to support LGBTQ refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
This document summarizes the state of available evidence regarding practices and programs for LGBTQ refugees. Understanding what works to address the needs of this population is important because LGBTQ refugees often lack the support networks that other refugees rely on. They must also navigate the isolation they face within their own ethnic or national communities. …

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Evidence Summary: What works to improve mental health of refugee children and adults?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing
This evidence summary aims to identify effective strategies for improving mental health among resettled refugees. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What interventions are effective in preventing and/or treating mental health conditions among refugees? What mental health interventions lack adequate …

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Evidence Summary: What are the impacts of case management on refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 10, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
This evidence summary assesses the state of available evidence regarding the impacts of case management in refugee resettlement programs. It examines studies of programs for refugee adults, unaccompanied refugee minors, and refugee children that focus on mental health, health care access, transitioning to life in the U.S., financial wellbeing, and more. 

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.

Evidence Summary: What works to build welcoming and inclusive communities?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the available interventions for building inclusive communities and their effectiveness. It examines contact-based interventions, bystander interventions, and youth-focused interventions. It also includes implications for practice and research.

Evidence Summary: What works to improve digital inclusion among resettled refugees?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 31, 2021
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the effectiveness of several program models and interventions designed to increase digital inclusion of refugees. It includes characteristics of successful programs, common barriers to inclusion, and the implications of this research for designing programs. 

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 and Staff 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.

Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for improving the employment outcomes of refugee women through employment programs?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 9, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Gender Equality, Job Development
Refugee employment programs assist refugees in finding employment in order to attain self-sufficiency. Employment specialists work to find a match between the needs, abilities, and goals of refugees and hiring needs of employers. Refugee employment programs are frequently federally funded and may also be funded by other public and private sources. The purpose of this …

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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 15, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches are widely endorsed in refugee resettlement programs. The purpose of this summary is to assess the state of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of these approaches with refugee populations. Specifically, the following questions are addressed: What are the impacts of strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches with refugees? What is the strength of …

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Evidence Summary: What is the impact of peer support groups on refugees’ mental health?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 19, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This evidence summary aims to assess the impact of peer support groups on resettled refugees’ mental health. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What is the status of evidence about the effectiveness of peer support groups among refugees? What is …

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