Cultural Backgrounders on Early Childhood

Resource: Cultural backgrounders focused on early childhood, Bhutanese Refugee Families and Refugee Families from Burma
BRYCS and the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
These resources provide general cultural information, while recognizing that every family is unique and that cultural practices will vary by household and by generation. Stay tuned for more publications from this collaboration, including more cultural backgrounders.

Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit

Resource: Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, located at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education
This toolkit offers explanations, tips, materials, and links to help ESOL teachers and programs better understand and address the health literacy challenges faced by adult English language learners in the U.S.

Refugee Mental Health Bibliography

Resource: Refugee Mental Health Bibliography
National Partnership for Community Training and Pathways to Wellness
This bibliography is an effort to compile prominent research and literature on refugee mental health, from general information to screening and assessment processes, effective interventions, best and promising practices in therapy,  clinical treatment, and culturally specific modalities.

Apply to be a certified application assistor

Resource: Apply to be a Certified Application Counselor Organization
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Community health centers or other health care providers, hospitals, non-federal governmental or non-profit social service agencies in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace can become a Certified Application Counselor Organization to help people apply for health insurance.