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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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Toolkit: Developing Your Board to Advance Your Organization’s Mission

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 4, 2021
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
This toolkit aims to guide board members and executive directors on best practices for board development within ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs), including those who take part in the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program. This document addresses the topics of board responsibilities, recruitment, new member orientation, diversity, fundraising, and conflicts of interest. The toolkit is primarily designed …

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Toolkit: Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: April 19, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities. Recipes were submitted by members, staff, and friends of the Welcoming Network, which comprises more than 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments. Each recipe is accompanied by …

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Toolkit: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 9, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make …

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Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of resources to share with employers. Immigration statuses discussed include: …

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Toolkit: Community-led Messaging for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Author(s): NRC-RIM, University of Minnesota
Date: February 12, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Contact tracing is a critical tool in our collective approach to ending the pandemic. This toolkit was designed to support leaders with expertise and extensive knowledge of their communities to create a customized contact tracing messaging campaign that is rooted in that community’s values, motivations, and realities. We know that customized health communications that are …

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Toolkit: Safety Planning with Foreign National Children and Youth Survivors of Trafficking

Author(s): USCRI
Date: February 2, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Safety
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Safety Planning, Screening and Assessment
Foreign national minors in the United States who have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons are eligible for certain benefits and services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. The Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) funds case management services for qualifying minors. This toolkit uses notes, tips, …

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Toolkit: Establishing & Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant & Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen existing emergency preparedness plans by ensuring immigrants and refugees are part of any emergency response. It contains checklists on inclusive communication practices, community assessments, building trust with refugee communities, and more. 
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Toolkit: Building Capacity to Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A Toolkitkit for Settlement, Social, and Health Service Providers

Author(s): Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Date: May 28, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, Toolkits, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work of settlement, social, and health service providers across Canada, with the aim of building the capacity to better support the mental health unique needs of immigrants and refugees. This …

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Toolkit: Launching and Strengthening Career Pathways Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 17, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
Successfully building a career pathways program often means forming collaborative community partnerships and tapping into new funding streams. This toolkit, a follow-up resource to Switchboard’s Job Counseling for Career Pathways toolkit, will highlight various approaches to career pathways programming and demonstrate how partnerships and diverse funding streams can be leveraged to expand career pathways programming …

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