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This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on July 11, 2024 the training was delivered by ​Elly Miles, PhD, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population;​ Hamutal Bernstein, […]

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Children from birth through age 5 are developing rapidly, and timely access to high-quality services can have major impacts on their school readiness, development, and family well-being. To increase families’ awareness and trust and reduce barriers to accessing early childhood services, we recommend the following strategies.1  Working Within Your Organization Learn about the early childhood […]

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Publicly funded early childhood services can support refugee families by helping children build a strong foundation and families thrive as they resettle in a new country. However, families who are refugees or immigrants may be less likely to enroll their children in early childhood services compared with other eligible families. This guide aims to familiarize […]

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This document summarizes the current state of evidence on practices, policies, approaches, and interventions that enhance access to and participation in early childhood programs for refugee and immigrant families with young children. Early childhood refers to the developmental period from birth to age 5, during which children experience rapid physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth. In […]

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By leaning on protective factors, schools can help refugee students navigate traumatic stressors and recognize their unique strengths. In this blog, we will highlight five key protective factors school settings can deploy to support refugee students’ academic achievement and well-being.   1. Supportive Connections with Adults and Peers Positive relationships with both adults and peers are […]

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Hosted on March 20, 2024 the training was delivered by Madina Masumi, Switchboard Training Officer. Refugee and newcomer students are more likely to be bullied and may not understand how to effectively manage these situations, which could lead to further feelings of social isolation and stress. This webinar will focus on supporting refugee students who […]

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The course, developed by AMSSA, was developed for educators seeking to enhance their teaching skills. This course provides practical strategies and insights to navigate the complexities of teaching in a classroom with diverse student backgrounds and varying skill levels.

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This evidence summary, authored by Switchboard, provides an insightful overview of the current landscape of research on mentoring, both formal and informal, and its impact on the social-emotional well-being and academic success of youth from immigrant and refugee families in the United States. There is moderate to strong evidence that mentoring enhances educational aspirations. A […]

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Colleges and universities can provide much-needed protection and support for Afghan newcomers. Supporting access to higher education is at the core of the higher education mission. In supporting and enrolling Afghan refugee students, U.S. colleges and universities can improve refugee integration outcomes, expand access to higher education for refugee students, capitalize on the many resources available […]

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Refugees resettled in the U.S. sometimes face unique challenges explaining their immigration status and eligibility to enroll in colleges and universities in the U.S.. These challenges include: gaps in their education history; transcripts in other languages; lack of financial means to take standardized tests; and identification documents that are new to admissions staff.  Here is […]