Quick and easy access to resources for refugee families in Spanish, Somali, Nepalese, Arabic, Karen, and Burmese on the topics of family life and parenting, early childhood, the U.S. school system (K-12), children’s books, and health/mental health.
Organized and hosted by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services, a project of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Languages: Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Nepalese, Somali, Spanish
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.
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of refugees by providing tools, resources, and support for health and mental health providers in order to better meet the needs of refugees in resettlement.
Through the RHTAC you can: Find basic information about refugees and their access to health care, learn about physical and mental health among refugees, download training materials and resources, join the mailing list to receive the newsletter, and attend webinars. Providers can also find resources for refugee clients in multiple languages.
Languages: Somali, Karen, Nepali, Arabic, Burmese, Kinyarwanda
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Part of the Washington State DSHS. Their goal is to see refugee and immigrant families and individuals thrive in Washington State.
Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
Published by the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs, this article describes the kinds of traumatic events refugees may experience. Research conducted includes measurement and screening for psychological distress, prevalence of PTSD, research on interventions, and challenges in improving outcomes. The intended audience for this paper is comprised of researchers, service providers, and helpers.
“PTSD in Refugees,” Elisa E. Bolton, PhD
Developing Welcoming Faith Communities. Toolkit and related factsheets for faith-based communities, religious congregations, and mental health organizations that want to connect people with mental health conditions and their families to congregational life. Collection includes a report on the role of peer providers (individuals with similar lived experience who offer counseling and support) in connecting people with mental health conditions to the spiritual community. Developed by Temple University.
Educates refugees, immigrants, resettlement agencies, clinics, community based organizations, and other service providers on refugee health issues. The toolkit presents material in a culturally appropriate manner and is intended to help health care-related professionals more effectively assist refugees and immigrants and reduce health disparities among these populations. Available in many languages: English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Haitian, Hmong, Karen, Kirundi, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Vietnamese.
USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit