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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is a spectrum of support services available to refugee and newcomer clients. Services can range from broad social-emotional support, via wellness groups and creative activities, to clinical behavioral health interventions focused on reducing symptoms of mental illness. MHPSS services can be embedded in resettlement, integrated into health clinics, provided […]

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This evidence summary summarizes the state of available evidence on the impacts of interventions targeting the reduction of adverse mental health symptoms in expectant or new mothers. This summary includes interventions that are either directly impacting the mothers or aiming to increase rates of screening by medical providers.

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Refugees and other newcomers are regularly exposed to distressing events and significant stressors before, during, and after migration. These risk factors, balanced by protective factors such as family support and personal strengths, help shape an individual’s overall mental health. This introductory webinar will explore the fundamentals of mental health, including the identification of common signs […]

This resource, developed by CARRE and the International Rescue Committee, is a client facing handout with information on what hate crimes and hate incidents are, how to remain safe, and reporting options. This resource is available in Arabic, Dari, French, Pashto, Spanish, Swahili, English, and Somali.

This guide was developed by OPORA and the International Rescue Committee. It is available in English and Ukrainian. This guide covers the fundamental aspects of mental health and well-being. Each discussed topic combines theoretical and practical knowledge that can be used to manage one’s own well-being and mental health. It is intended to support Ukrainians […]

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This information guide describes some of the common principles and guiding practices of trauma-informed care (TIC) that can inform resettlement and integration practices. It is aimed at refugee service providers, including case managers or those in similar roles, seeking to integrate trauma-informed care into their work. Principles discussed include: Safety Trustworthiness and Transparency Mutual Collaboration […]

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Resettled refugees have frequently experienced past trauma and prolonged stress, which can continue following resettlement. These may contribute to situations or encounters where clients become overwhelmed. Often, service providers are unsure how best to manage these situations in a trauma-informed way. While there is no one-size-fits-all strategy, this guide reviews skills and practices that can […]

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This course, developed by AMSSA, focuses on promoting self-care and cultivating a healthy workplace environment within the Settlement and Integration sector. Explore strategies for maintaining personal well-being and fostering a positive professional atmosphere. Navigate topics such as stress management, burnout prevention, and effective communication to enhance resilience in your role. This asynchronous course allows participants […]

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In response to requests from the resettlement network, Switchboard developed this resource list to enhance service providers’ knowledge of the key topics related to coping with hate, including cultural awareness; racism, hate crimes, and discrimination; islamophobia; and antisemitism. Client-facing resources are also included. The external resources contained in this blog post represent the views and opinions […]

This informational guide provides information about gender-based violence (GBV), domestic violence (DV), and intimate partner violence (IPV), how to identify these forms of violence, how to provide basic support to survivors without doing further harm, and available resources for survivors. The goal of this informational guide is to provide basic information and resources on how […]