Refugees from Burma health profile, developed by RHTAC and CAL, provides information on refugees’ health experiences and beliefs. Bhutanese refugee health profile, by the CDC, provides information to facilitate medical screening and interventions.
Resource: The Voice of Love: Interpreting Compassion
Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma and Cross-Cultural Communications
A national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that developed an interpreter training program to support quality services for survivors of torture, trauma and sexual violence.
Resource: Don’t Ask a Child to Interpret: Here’s Why
A video interview on YouTube makes a strong case for never asking children to interpret. In her own voice, Gia Ngai, a refugee from Vietnam, tells what happened when she arrived in New Zealand with her family and became her parents’ interpreter overnight.
Resource: Making Children’s Mental Health Services Successful- Organizational Cultural Competence
University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health
Findings from a review of cultural competence assessment tools designed for use at the organizational level. The study aimed to identify and describe measurable organizational factors that lead to cultural competence in organizations and are therefore associated with increasing service accessibility for racially/ethnically diverse children with serious emotional/behavioral disorders.
Resource: Multilingual Health and Mental Health Brochures
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
Brochures available on a variety of topics including anxiety, autism, behavior problems, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. To access the brochures, go to Pamphlets in the website menu bar.
Resource: Extended and Enhanced Orientation Curriculum
Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Center for Applied Linguistics
The Curriculum was funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement for use by service providers assisting refugees and asylees outside the Reception and Placement program. This curriculum is composed of 26 lesson plans covering the key topics of orientation including a section on health care.
Resource: Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Center for Applied Linguistics
The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center is pleased to announce its revamped website that is designed to facilitate access to the broad variety of COR Center materials.
Resource: Webinar recording of Strengthening Services for LGBT Refugees and Asylees
Heartland Alliance International’s Rainbow Welcome Initiative
The November 1, 2012 webinar on Strengthening Services for LGBT Refugees and Asylees: Understanding Terms, Concepts, and Conditions is now available. Visit their Resources for Services Providers webpage, select the Capacity Building section, and scroll down to “Webinar-Understanding Terms, Concepts, and Conditions.”
ACA briefs by RHTAC explain the health care coverage expansions from the Affordable Care Act. Available in English, Arabic, Burmese, and Nepali.