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Hosted on May 16, 2024 the training was delivered by Edith Tapia, Technical Advisor for Cross Border and Asylum at the International Rescue Committee. ​​The surge in asylum-seeking at the U.S. Southern Border arises from a myriad of challenges confronting Latin American and Caribbean nations, compelling more individuals to flee. Notably, significant numbers of people […]

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Hosted on May 13th, 2024 the training was delivered by Lillie Hinkle, Associate Policy Analyst with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy; Barbara Day, consultant to national and state refugee resettlement programs; ​Meg Sagaria-Barritt, the Integration Partnerships Coordinator for the Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP); and, Sean Kirkpatrick, Coordinator of […]

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Newcomers face systemic challenges in accessing meaningful employment opportunities, such as language barriers, transportation issues, and lack of a professional network. Partnerships with local employers can help expand clients’ access to vital professional opportunities, but establishing these relationships can be challenging. This webinar will empower you with strategies to identify potential employer partners, understand their […]

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Hosted on ​​Thursday, April 18, 2024, the training was delivered by Maya Wahrman, MSW, LSW, is a Switchboard Training Officer. Many refugee service providers are mandated reporters—they are required to report when they have a reasonable belief or know that a child or vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected, exploited, or abandoned. Yet some service providers […]

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Using empirical evidence to inform project design can help practitioners in the refugee resettlement space maximize our projects’ benefits, while minimizing unintended harm. This webinar will cover how to use evidence to inform project design, in addition to some key M&E-related terms. Participants will also learn about two important logic models: theories of change and […]

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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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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 […]

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This webinar will share effective strategies to assist women newcomers in preparing for the U.S. job market. It will identify key barriers to employment that women newcomers experience and explore how service providers can address these barriers in a strengths-based, holistic way. One key area of focus will be how to create a supportive and […]

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Hosted on March 7, 2024, the training was delivered by Drocella Mugorewera, an international bestselling author, award-winning speaker, and founder of the Diversity in Action Global Movement; Amina Sheik Mohamed, Founding Director of the Refugee Health Unit at the University of California San Diego Center for Community Health, and co-developer of the San Diego Refugee […]

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Hosted on February 26, 2024, the training was delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD, MPH, an Attending Physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Children represent approximately 40% of all refugees globally, and about 10–15% of refugee children have significant medical conditions. Resettlement best practices for supporting children across the migration continuum—while the child is […]