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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.

The external resources listed in this library represent the views and opinions of their original authors and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Switchboard. 

 

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This information guide, presented by Switchboard, defines and summarizes risk factors and indicators of child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking, both for general populations and specifically for newcomer children and youth. The guide also describes newcomer service providers’ role in supporting clients who are children or youth potentially facing these issues.

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Hosted on June 10th, 2024 the training was delivered by Freschta Naseri, a contributor to the Switchboard Digital Inclusion Program and a former coordinator for the team; Julie Heller, a Switchboard Digital Inclusion Program Manager; and Megan Rafferty, a Switchboard Training Officer for Mental Health and Wellness. This six-session series is designed to help service […]

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The Rainbow Initiative, a program of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), focuses on supporting LGBTQ+ individuals who have fled their home countries seeking safety. With a network of 28 Rainbow Initiative Congregations and Communities (RICs) across the United States and Europe, EMM aims to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ newcomers and provide them with visibility […]

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Hosted on June 6, 2024, the training was delivered by Caroline Dilts, LICSW, Refugee Program Manager at the Research Program for Children and Adversity at the Boston College School of Social Work; Rochelle Frounfelker, ScD, assistant professor in the College of Health at Lehigh University; Farhad Sharifi, MSW, recent Afghan evacuee who was initially at […]

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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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The Refugee Act established quarterly consultations (QCs) as a required and simple communication channel between state refugee coordinators and local resettlement agencies as part of the foundation for the refugee resettlement program. Over time, these consultations have evolved into dynamic gatherings that shape resettlement strategies—fostering collaboration and problem-solving, and envisioning a brighter future for refugees […]