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Our multimedia resource library features content developed by both Switchboard and the larger resettlement community.  You can browse the library by resource type, topic, population group, language, or publication year, or by using keywords through our search bar.

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During the holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims fast—that is, refrain from eating or drinking—from sunrise until sundown. This year, Ramadan occurs from March 11 to April 10, 2024.  But many newly arrived Muslims are still learning to navigate the food resources available to them, and some are living in temporary accommodation with limited cooking appliances, […]

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This toolkit, developed by Switchboard, offers refugee service providers an introduction to virtual reality (VR) in the context of resettlement and integration programming. Through this guide, users will learn promising practices for integrating VR as a training tool in programs that support refugees and other newcomers. Future Switchboard resources will provide more details about the […]

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This resource, developed by Switchboard and VECINA, serves as a comprehensive toolkit for service providers and clients to navigate myUSCIS online accounts effectively. It offers clear instructions and insights to enhance comprehension and streamline processes. By empowering service providers with this resource, clients can confidently manage their immigration procedures with ease. While traditional mail filing […]

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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 […]

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Adjustment of status (AOS) is the process by which noncitizens in the United States obtain lawful permanent residence, informally known as “getting a green card.” There are multiple categories of eligibility by which a noncitizen may adjust status, with specific requirements for each category. This resource, developed by Switchboard and VECINA, is intended for attorneys […]

This toolkit, developed by the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), the Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE), and the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) is designed to help service providers and organizations better understand the principles and practices of Cultural Validation and Translation Review. It also includes templates, tips, and […]