An increasing number of refugee children develop elevated blood lead levels after entering the United States. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in conjunction with the Office of Refugee Resettlement developed this tool kit. Included are modules for refugee resettlement workers and medical providers, along with resources for both.
I Welcome: Refugee Rights Toolkit. An Amnesty International USA toolkit that focuses on building support for Syrian refugees in your community. Includes: draft letters to your local council member or newspaper editor, a draft resolution for your city council, talking points to educate your community and/or elected officials about refugees, and other advice for taking action in your community.
I’m Your Neighbor is a collection of booklists aimed at “building bridges between new arrivals and long-term communities.” Books are browsable by age group, community represented, theme, and setting.
Great resource for Refugee advocates. Good sample letters to the editor and suggestions for how to bring political pressure to bear on behalf of refugees.
Exceptional resource focused on the issues surrounding Syrian Refugees. Great universal advocacy resource for conversations about Syrian displacement and the role of the refugee in modern society.
Case study of the impact of a library on a refugee camp in Myanmar. Not immediately applicable for US refugees as we don’t have large scale camps but possibly effective as we look at immigration detainees.
Toolkit for involving policy decision makers in your work with refugee populations. Looks at how to engage them in your work, how to position your work as reaching the entire community, and how to do follow up visits and asks. Excellent tool to reach community leadership.