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This library hosts materials developed by Switchboard and by former Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded technical assistance (TA) providers (most in fiscal years 2016-2018, with selected earlier materials). This library links materials externally where: their formats were incompatible with internal hosting; they were developed by current ORR-funded TA providers; or they were developed by non-ORR funded authors who granted permission for the links.

Author Definitions

BRYCS
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
CLINIC
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. National Citizenship Capacity Building Project
CVT
Center for Victims of Torture National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers
Higher
Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance
Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing Refugee Housing Program
META
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance Project
NPCT
National Partnership for Community Training Mental Health Technical Assistance Program
Project SOAR
Project for Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees
RHTAC
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Welcoming America
Welcoming America's Welcoming Refugees Program
Other
Authors not receiving technical assistance funding from ORR

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Working With Survivors of Torture: The Mind-Body Connection

Archived Webinar
Author(s): CVT
Date: May 1, 2018
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): SoT Services

This webinar focused on the role of the mind-body connection in the treatment of survivors of torture in both individual and group settings. Presenters reviewed the clinical application of meditation, physical therapy, and yoga with survivors of torture. They described techniques in each discipline and how they may be a valuable part of treatment for …

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Using Volunteers to Promote Citizenship

Archived Webinar
Author(s): CLINIC
Date: May 1, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Citizenship

This webinar reviewed the following information about incorporating volunteers in citizenship programs: benefits and appropriate types of volunteers; volunteer recruitment and training; utilizing volunteers properly; and CLINIC’s volunteer toolkit and training resources.

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Podcast – How Local Voices Can Help Us Understand Refugee Integration

Podcast
Author(s): META
Date: April 24, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence

How can we measure integration? META’s podcast spotlights the interesting approach of the Refugees in Towns (RIT) project, an initiative of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University. For this podcast, META was joined by Karen Jacobsen, Professor at the Tufts University Fletcher School, director of the Refugees and Forced Migration Program at the Feinstein International Center, and Principal Investigator …

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Research/Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities Mapping Template

Tool or Template
Author(s): META
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research

Does your organization aspire to do research? Going beyond routine program monitoring and evaluation, research is a systematic investigation conducted to contribute to or fill a gap in evidence or generalizable knowledge. A common reason organizations may conduct research is in the context of impact evaluation. But regardless of the motivation, research can be difficult …

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5 Steps for Establishing Productive Research Partnerships

Tip Sheet
Author(s): META
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research

Does your organization aspire to do research? Going beyond routine program monitoring and evaluation, research is a systematic investigation conducted to contribute to or fill a gap in evidence or generalizable knowledge. A common reason organizations may conduct research is in the context of impact evaluation. But regardless of the motivation, research can be difficult …

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Announcing A Guide to Labor Market Information for Refugee Employment Programs

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Higher
Date: March 27, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Federal Workforce Development, Job Development

This webinar announced the publication of the Higher Guide to Labor Market Information (LMI) for Refugee Employment Programs. Listen to the recording to learn about the guide; hear a discussion with a refugee employment manager who has implemented the guide in the field; and hear from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics LMI state representative …

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Webinar – 3 Steps for Developing Stronger Program Reports

Archived Webinar
Author(s): META
Date: March 22, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data

Strong program reports start with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. This webinar walks through three practical steps you can begin taking right away to improve your data collection and management practices. Watch the recording to learn ways to effectively communicate about your results, including through data visualization, in your program reports. You will also …

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Understanding Refugee Trauma

Tip Sheet
Author(s): NCTSN
Date: March 21, 2018
Topic(s): Child and Youth Development, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child Wellbeing, Youth Wellbeing

This resource includes three fact sheets designed for primary care providers, mental health professionals, and school personnel and what considerations they need to take into account when working with refugee youth and their families. These fact sheets describe the cultural, child and youth, family, school, and provider considerations that professionals should understand when working with …

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Podcast – Why We Should Integrate Gender into our M&E Systems

Podcast
Author(s): META
Date: March 8, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation and Research, Project Design and M&E Planning

Why should we integrate gender into our M&E systems, and how can we get started? Priya Alvarez, Evaluation Specialist at UN Women,  joined META for this podcast, released on International Women’s Day 2018! Listen now to find out why it’s important to put in place gender-integrated M&E systems and to learn concrete steps for integrating …

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Webinar on Welcoming and Integrating Refugee Professionals

Archived Webinar
Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: March 1, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development

This webinar helped refugee service providers consider how they can do more to maximize the potential of refugee professionals in their communities. This includes implications for the development of programs, strategic partnerships, and positive communications. The webinar explored who refugee professionals are, recommendations for service providers, innovative partnerships, and ways to communicate refugee professionals’ success …

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