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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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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 […]

The International Rescue Committee’s New Jersey Office for Refugees developed this course in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education. It draws from the International Rescue Committee’s expertise in implementing education and social-emotional learning programs with conflict-affected children around the world. In this course, you will learn about common experiences associated with forced migration, […]

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There is very strong evidence that numerous interventions are effective in improving the mental health of child and adult refugees. Specifically, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused interventions (TF), and psycho-education (PE) have been shown to improve symptoms related to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or general distress in refugee populations. Furthermore, cultural adaptations of these […]

This module explains the foundational skills of empathic communication. You will learn what empathic communication is, what foundational skills you need to communicate empathically, and how to use empathic communication techniques with your clients. It is designed for direct services staff and supervisors in Resettlement, Asylum & Integration contexts who support refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other […]

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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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There is strong evidence for a variety of strategies to reduce vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout among helping professionals. A strong body of evidence has developed in the past twenty years on reducing stress reactions among a variety of professional helpers in a wide range of settings and professions. Strategies to […]

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Hosted on July 7, 2020, this webinar was presented by Reema Sharma, Manager of Outreach and Community Education, Womankind; and Alena Victor, Director of Residential Programs, Womankind. There has been a growing interest among refugee service providers in understanding the dynamics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence). This webinar will be an […]

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This information guide reviews the basics of gender-based violence (including domestic violence and sexual violence) within refugee and immigrant communities. It explores what a culturally responsive approach to GBV services can look like.

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Peer support groups can be a valuable component of comprehensive refugee resettlement services. There is moderate evidence for positive impacts of peer support groups among some refugee communities. Such groups appear to provide a unique benefit to both participants and leaders in enhancing social connections, knowledge of community resources, improvements in mental health, acculturation, and […]