Training: Strengthening Services for LGBT Refugees and Asylees Part II: Creating Safe Spaces
Presented by: Heartland Alliance
Audience: Resettlement agencies
Webinar examines how agency policies, practices, and procedures affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) participants’ comfort level and can determine whether they self-disclose their sexual orientation and gender identity. Also learn about the physical safety concerns of LGBT refugees and asylees.
Jan 14, 2013, 2 to 3:30pm EST
Video recording of webinar available on YouTube.
Resource: Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, Boston Children’s Hospital
New redesigned website contains many resources such as their Refugee Services Toolkit, prevention and intervention models, and a list of publications produced by the Center’s staff.
Resource: Refugees from Burma Health Profile
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center and the Center for Applied Linguistics
Designed for health care professionals and others helping new refugee arrivals, this health profile provides basic information about refugees from Burma, their health experiences, and cultural beliefs that may influence their approach to health.
Resource: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Briefs in Refugee Languages
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
Inform refugees in your community about the ACA by utilizing RHTAC’s new briefs available in English, Arabic, Burmese, and Nepali. RHTAC’s briefs explain in an easy-to-understand way how the ACA increases health insurance access, improves health insurance quality, and provides more consumer protections.
News: The Ethiopian Community Development Council is issuing a call for workshop proposals for the 19th Annual National Conference to be held on May 16-17, 2013 at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please contact Senay Gebremedhin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proposals must be received by February 1, 2013.
Resource: The Children’s Resilience Programme: Psychosocial Support In and Out of Schools
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies & Save the Children
Resource toolkit focuses on supporting the psychosocial needs of children in crisis and post-crisis situations.
In the Literature: Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals
Editors: Rossen, E. and Hull, R. (2012) Oxford University Press
Provides practical, effective, and implementable strategies and resources for adapting and differentiating instruction, modifying the classroom and school environments, and building competency for students affected by trauma.
News: North American Refugee Health Conference: Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended
The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. In preparation for the 2013 North American Refugee Health Conference, submissions of posters and oral abstracts are being accepted. A limited number of workshops will also be considered. Abstract acceptance deadline extended to Jan 10, 2013.
Resource: Kids Health Factsheets
Children’s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales
Multilingual fact sheets on childhood health and medical conditions available in refugee languages such as Arabic and Nepali. Scroll down to “Translations” section.
Resource: Community Training Toolkit
National Partnership for Community Training
A quick reference guide for communities and providers working with refugees and asylum seekers who were victims of torture.