Helpful Links

 
Maintains the nation's largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families, with a goal to increase the sharing of information and collaboration among refugee-serving and mainstream agencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
 
Catholic Charities and Conference of Catholic Bishops: provides services including disaster relief and resettlement resources and promotes poverty-reduction through research and legislative reform.
 
A report from the American Psychological Association, 2012, on immigration and immigrants in the United States.
 
Contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
 
KIND Kids in Need of Defense is a national organization that provides legal counsel for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the US.
 
Life is Good Kids Foundation trains child care professionals to use the power of play to build life-changing relationships with children in their care.
 
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS): provides resettlement services, legal and social services to help resettle migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in the United States.
 
A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
 
Provides school staff, teachers and parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system.
 
Provides resources for educators and school personnel including but not limited to: information about child trauma, bullying and cyber bullying, how to respond to a crisis, and a child trauma toolkit.
 
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. The RHTAC website includes basic information about refugees, physical and mental health among refugees, access to healthcare, and training materials and resources.
 
A report from the American Psychological Association, 2010, on refugees in the United States
 
Provides technical assistance regarding refugee education and orientation. Their website includes refugee backgrounders on different cultural groups that are arriving in the U.S. as refugees and other helpful resources for practitioners such as video interviews with resettled refugees.
 
Aims to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity and persistent disparities and to promote health and mental health equity. This resource includes a section on cultural brokering in health care settings.
 
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR): operates a Parent Hotline 7 days a week (800- 203-7001) from 9am-9pm ET for parents seeking to locate their children in ORR care.
 
Provides tools and resources to teachers and school administrators to incorporate and raise awareness about trauma sensitivity within the school setting in order to promote student engagement.