Guide from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families. The first goal of this resource guide is to help community-based service programs more easily find and access available resources on cultural competency in order to better serve their targeted populations. Second, the resource guide aims to help community-based organizations (CBOs) attract funders who often require evidence of culturally competent programs. This guide is not intended to serve as a training resource for frontline service providers. Rather, it directs users to an existing array of valuable tools and resources that they can consult, use, and adapt to strengthen their capacity to provide more culturally competent service delivery programs. The resource guide is also intended to help support CBOs in developing high-quality and successful applications in response to funding announcements.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) is a project of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS). BRYCS maintains the nation’s largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families. Pages can be translated into numerous languages with a single click. The BRYCS web site and clearinghouse is geared towards front-line workers, program planners, and administrators as well as researchers and policy-makers. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to facilitate information-sharing and collaboration among service providers, disseminate information on evidence-based practices, and to improve institutional memory on refugee and immigrant family issues. It is designed to meet the information needs of professionals who encounter refugee and immigrant children and families in their work.
Online training modules are available on topics such as Discrimination & Bullying of Refugee Youth, Raising Children in a New Country, Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development, Refugee and Immigrant Family and Community Engagement in the Schools, Preventing Child Maltreatment in ORR/DCS-Funded Care Provider Programs and Refugee 101: With a Special Look at Child-Specific Issues . Also available are archived webinars on a variety of refugee issues specific to children.
A collection of helpful apps for smartphones as well as websites. Apps include language help and phrasebooks, maps, aid resources, and government and NGO websites. Primarily European resources but the site includes some resources for North America. You can filter by platform (IOS, Android), locations and topics. Apps for Refugees is a growing collection and is in Beta.