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May 2018
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Raising Teens in a New Country translations are here! Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family is now available in EnglishArabic and Spanish. This guide covers topics that often come up in families raising teenagers in the United States (such as cultural identity, dating & discipline) and reminds newcomers that every parent worries for their children and most teens face these challenges. Additionally, the BRYCS free interactive online training module is a convenient way for parents and teens to start conversations and learn more about each other.
  • BRYCS Blog and Forum! Check out BRYCS' latest blog "Supporting Newcomer Students & Parent Civic Engagement in the Schools", explores parental rights in public schools and offers tips and opportunities for refugee parents and other community leaders to engage with their local school system.
  • New Promising Practice! The Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) Program seeks to strengthen the ability of local churches to recruit and utilize volunteers to mentor and provide other needed support to newly-arrived refugees.
  • Updated Highlighted Resource List! Children's Books about the Refugee/Immigrant Experience now provides book recommendations for all grade levels.
  • National Women's Health Week is May 13-19, 2018! Check out BRYCS' latest webinar, Community Conversations: An Introduction to Female Genital Cutting (FGC) which discusses the cultural roots, health consequences and risk factors women who have experienced FGC face. The impacted community's concerns and needs related to FGC, especially in their interactions with community service providers are also addressed.
  • May is National Foster Care Month! Learn more about the many resources BRYCS offers on foster care and USCCB/MRS' Foster Care for Unaccompanied Children Program.
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month! BRYCS offers many resources and webinars for service providers in the mental health industry. June 13 - 19 is National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.
  • May 15th is International Families Day! This day is an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families. Learn more about USCCB/MRS Family Reunification Program which provides a necessary safety net for families who have been separated by migration.
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EVENTS

  • The 13th Annual Global Health Course, from the University of Minnesota's Department of Medicine, will take place May 7 - June 1, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and online. The course provides intensive training that is ideal for any physician or healthcare provider who serves a global mobile population, such as immigrants, refugees, or international travelers.
  • Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness Webinar, from Welcoming America takes place May 11, 2018 at 12:00PM EST. The webinar highlights the release of their Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness guide, a publication that explores the connections between wellness and welcoming communities.
  • Person-Centered and Collaborative: New Safety Assessment for Suicide Prevention Webinar takes place May 16,2018 at 1:00PM EST. The webinar will teach participants about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's refocused risk assessment and how to operationalize it.
  • Survivors of Torture: The Mind-Body Connection Webinar, from The National Capacity Building Project, is a two-part series taking place May 16 and 23, 2018 at 2:00PM EST. The series will provide an overview of trauma-informed meditation, yoga physical therapy in the treatment of survivors of torture. Register for Part one and Part two.
  • Supporting Your Child in School, a webinar from the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), will take place May 17, 2018. It will examine CORE's new school resources and provide an opportunity for peer exchange on working with refugees around their rights and responsibilities in engaging in their children's education in the United States. The webinar is being offered at two times to accommodate a range of time zones. A lesson plan https://coresourceexchange.org/resource/supporting-your-child-in-school-lesson-plan/, video and fact sheet are also available.
  • Digital Storytelling and Advocacy: How Stories Can Support Progressive Change, from StoryCenter, is a free one-hour webinar for organizations considering the use of digital storytelling as an advocacy tool. The webinar will define "advocacy," with an eye towards clarifying what kinds of stories are effective at community, institutional, and policy levels. It will also highlight research on the role that sharing and listening to personal stories can play in advocacy and present case study examples of how StoryCenter has positioned digital storytelling as a key advocacy strategy. Upcoming dates: May 23, 2018 and October 24, 2018.
  • The 20th International Conference on Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse will take place May 24-25, 2018 in Montreal Canada. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse.
  • The 2nd International Expert Meeting on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Sharing Data and Experiences, Improving Collaboration will take place May 28-29, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The meeting will focus on prevention, safeguarding, trials and child care, medical, legal and social issues, and good practices and research.
  • 19th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) will be held May 30 – June 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The 2018 conference will continue to focus on programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency, as well as child and youth well-being and strengthening families.
  • In the Classroom and Beyond: Supporting Refugee Students, a webinar from Cities of Migration, takes place on May 31, 2018 at 10am EST. The webinar will discuss the experiences of refugee students in the classroom and the successful strategies that teachers, resettlement officers, and school administrators can use to ease the transition for refugee students in schools. Educational policy gaps and new approaches to support refugee learners and educators in the classroom will also be addressed.
  • Cross-Border Family Mediation: Dispute Resolution for International Families in Your Community Conference, will take place June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The event will bring together leading experts to discuss mediation as a key process to help cross-border families with their complex situations. Discussions will include the complex nature of international family disputes, how to identify families where mediation would be helpful, what global resources exist for engaging families in mediation processes, and how to ensure mediation is an available resource for international families in the United States.
  • The 17th Annual Cambio de Colores conference will take place June 6-8, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. This year's theme is "Latinx in the Heartland: Fostering Resilience and Cross-Cultural Connections." Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations. People from various fields who work with Latinos and immigrant communities come together to share research and best practices that facilitate the integration of newcomers.
  • The International Refugee Rights Conference 2018 takes place June 7-9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The Canadian Council for Refugees is hosting the conference to enhance the effectiveness of NGOs in promoting the human rights of refugees and vulnerable migrants Refugee advocates, academics and others are invited to learn from each other and strategize across borders, to better meet the evolving needs of refugees.
  • Welcoming Economies Convening + Welcoming Interactive, a collaboration between Welcoming America and WE Global Network, will take place June 18-20, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference will focus on building bridges between newcomers and long-time residents and merging cutting edge policies and innovative ideas from the field of immigrant economic development with successful practices and inspiring stories of welcoming communities.
  • 2018 North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is being held June 7-9, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. This three day conference focuses on issues that are relevant to the emerging field of refugee healthcare.  Attendees have the opportunity to learn about best practices, increase their levels of cultural competency, connect with like-minded professionals, reflect on the challenges and successes of the work they do, and develop a network of colleagues who are making a difference in their communities. 
  • The Family Focused Treatment Association’s 32nd Annual Conference will be held July 8-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The FFTA Conference Committee is interested in receiving proposals for advanced-level workshops on topics of culturally responsive practice – cultural awareness, racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities, and programs geared toward specific populations –such as immigrants and sex trafficking victims. Proposals are due by Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
  • The 2018 National Family and Community Engagement Conference, "Organize. Harmonize. Amplify", will take place July 11-13, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. This event brings together school and district administrators, educators, families and students to focus on solutions that enhance and expand engagement through family-school-community partnerships.
  • The 2018 CCUSA Annual Gathering is taking place from September 12-14, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. Proposals are now being accepted. Special consideration will be given to proposals that further the Catholic Charities’ Strategic Priorities: Affordable Housing; Integrated Health & Nutrition; Immigration & Refugee Services; Leadership Development & Catholic Identity; Disaster Services; Social Enterprise Initiatives; Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives.
  • Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, from the Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center, is a two-part presentation bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the continuum of diversity of practice within the religion. Participants will leave the sessions with a greater understanding of Muslim demographics, globally and locally, as well as information regarding how best to engage with Muslim youth and Muslim families. Part one takes place on October 11, 2018. Part two takes place on October 25, 2018.

Call for Papers

  • The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, is organizing a special issue, “Refugee, Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health”, and now accepting submissions. Abstracts for manuscripts are due by June 30, 2018.
  • The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) will publish the 13th edition of World Perspectives on Child Abuse,  a collection of information on programs and policies around the world related to child abuse and neglect. Professionals with knowledge of country-level data are asked to contribute by completing an online survey that covers the scope of maltreatment in your country, government policies and documentation, the services available for children and their families, and the barriers and strengths regarding the prevention of child abuse and neglect. To get the survey link, please e-mail resources@ispcan.org.
  • Call for Submissions! The Child Welfare Journal is looking for articles that extend knowledge in any child/family welfare or related service; on any aspect of administration, supervision, casework, group work, community organization, teaching, research, or interpretation; on any facet of interdisciplinary approaches to the field; or on issues of social policy that bear on the welfare of children and their families. The deadline is rolling.
  • Migration Studies is seeking high quality research on human migration in all its manifestations, and particularly work that presents: comparative findings with relevance beyond a single case study; new methodological techniques and insights; or new theoretical takes on the drivers, dimensions and impacts of migration.
  • Migration Letters is inviting papers on the following topics: migration and security, intra-rural migration, conflict and migration, health and migration, trafficking, asylum migration, development and migration, immigrant integration, return
    migration, psychology of migration, migration and SMEs, gender issues, migration research and scholars. The deadline is rolling.
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FUNDING

  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program, from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), aims to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve access to comprehensive, community-based, nutrition-centered, and culturally competent coordinated care by increasing the availability of practitioners trained in MCH nutrition that are able to meet the needs of MCH populations. Apply by May 7, 2018.
  • Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program, from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides funds to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education. Apply by May 15, 2018.
  • Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program, from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), provides refugee participants with training and technical assistance in professional child care, microenterprise development, and financial literacy. The grant aims to assist refugee participants in navigating the child care licensing process and provide direct financial assistance as needed to enable participants to prepare their homes for child care business operation. Apply by May 15, 2018.
  • Immigration and Immigrant Integration Grant, from The Russell Sage Foundation,  supports  innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Proposals for uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing data are encouraged. Letters of Intent are due May 24, 2018.
  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program, from the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), funds projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. SRAE Programs also teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, and resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity. The services are targeted to participants that reside in areas with high rates of teen births and/or are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Apply by May 25, 2018.
  • Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention, from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), aims support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18. Apply by May 25, 2018.
  • Mentoring Research Partners Program, from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), supports research and evaluation efforts that inform the development and implementation of effective mentoring practices to prevent and intervene in youth delinquency to prevent and reduce crime. Research has shown that mentoring can improve self-esteem, academic achievement, and peer relationships and reduce drug use, aggression, depressive symptoms, and delinquent acts. This grant aims to help individual mentoring programs improve their reach and effectiveness. Apply by May 30, 2018.
  • Brady Shines Grants, provide monetary or in-kind donations to support communities wherein Brady Companies serve, specifically toward educational and youth-focused organizations. Cycle 2 applications are due May 31, 2018. 
  • Evidence for Action: Making Health a Shared Value, from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), supports research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs, and partnerships. Research should highlight the importance of individual, family, and community factors in renewing and sustaining a societal commitment to health and health equity. Letters of Intent are due June 1, 2018. 
  • Mental Health Awareness Training Grants, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), aim to prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders, particularly individuals with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance. Apply by June 8, 2018.
  • STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C), from the National Science Foundation, supports research and development that builds on evidence-based teacher preparation or professional development activities that enable teachers to provide excellent instruction on the integration of computation and STEM disciplines. Apply by July 2, 2018.
  • ALDI Smart Kids Program, provides funding and gift cards to organizations that promote kids being active and healthy. The grant support students, teams and programs that provide kids with a smart foundation for healthier lives and that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing and the arts. The application deadline is rolling.
  • Physical Activity Grants, from Good Sports, give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to community programs and schools. Good Sports aims to increase the total amount of kids that are active, enhance a program’s ability to maintain the athletes they currently serve, lower participation fees and develop new programs. The application deadline is rolling.
  • The KLA-Tencor Foundation Grant Program, from KLA-Tencor, strives to make a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives and encourage others to take action as well. The program invests in creative ideas that support educational programs and institutions with an emphasis on STEM, health and wellness programs/providers and local community enrichment programs.The application deadline is rolling.
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RESOURCES

Migration & Resettlement Awareness

  • Child Migrants, from Migration Data Portal, provides information on child migrants disaggregated by age, gender and information on whether children are accompanied by a parent, family member, guardian, sponsor, or not, as these are particularly important to determine potential levels of vulnerability and protection needs during transit and on arrival in a new country.
  • The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present, and Future - Summary Report of Findings from Fact-Finding Mission to Bangladesh, from ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), examines the causes, impacts, and implications of the crisis that followed a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar security forces on Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State. This resource may provide helpful background information for those working with refugees from Burma.
  • Enter the Room, from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is a free Augmented Reality mobile app that aims to illustrate what happens when war comes to a child's bedroom. Download iOS version https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/enter-the-room/id1336525279 here.
  • Resettlement at a Glance 2017, a factsheet from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), provides data on refugee submissions, departures, and destinations.

For Refugee/Immigrant Children & Youth

  • It's Ramadan Curious George, It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Recommended for Preschool - 1st grade.
  • Refugee Boy tells the story of Alem, who is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited, until one morning he wakes up to find his father has left him. In a letter, his father heartbreakingly admits that because of the political problems in Ethiopia both he and Alem's mother felt Alem would be safer in London. Recommended for grades 7-9.
  • What is a Border?, helps begin important conversations about borders, nationalism, immigration, and current events. Recommended for Preschool - 1st grade.

Cultural Orientation/Integration

  • Realtime Translators for Refugees, from Tarjimly, connects aid workers and refugees with volunteer translators, providing free, real-time interpretation in 16 different languages.
  • Fair Housing Laws, a factsheet from the National Fair Housing Alliance, provides information on the laws protecting immigrants, refugees and people of all religious faiths against housing discrimination.
  • Refugee Integration in the United States, from the Center for American Progress, examines how refugee groups fare in the long run after being resettled, finding that over time, refugees integrate well into their new communities. After being in the United States for 10 years, refugees are in many regards similar to their U.S.-born neighbors, with similar rates of labor force participation and business ownership. (Description from source)
  • A Window into the Challenges Immigrant Women and Girls Face in the United States and the Policy Solutions to Address Them, a report from the Tahirih Justice Center, showcases the results of a nationwide survey conducted in October 2017. Over 150 advocates, legal and social service providers, and immigrant women participated in the survey. While the survey sought to document the experience of immigrant women and girls generally, participants overwhelmingly discussed the experiences of immigrant women who have endured domestic or other gender-based violence and their need for protection.
  • A Guide to Labor Market Information for Refugee Employment Programs, from Higher, provides an overview of the labor market, covering information about industries and occupations, local employers, unemployment rates, and educational requirements and opportunities. The guide also gives ideas and concrete examples for how to apply this information to refugee job development, career counseling, and job readiness programs. 

Child Welfare/Families

  • Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences, from the University of Minnesota Libraries, uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. Chapters address immigration policy, human rights issues, economic stress, mental health and traumatic stress, domestic violence, substance abuse, family resilience, and methods of integration. (Description from source)
  • Domestic Violence Pamphlets, from Sauti Yetu, aim to educate the immigrant community about domestic or intimate partner violence and the resources available to women. Also available in French.
  • Implementing Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC), a training curriculum from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is designed to enhance foster parents' understanding of how trauma affects children's behavior. It is available for free online and includes a facilitator guide, training presentations, handouts and a foster parent resource guide.
  • Protection and Assistance for Children on the Move, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), states the organization's position that all children on the move should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance and provides recommendations on ensuring the best interest of the child are considered. The paper also highlights data on violence, mental health issues, effects of detention, and lack of access to education.

Early Childhood

  • Responding to the ECEC Needs of Children of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe and North America, from Migration Policy Institute (MPI), explores the findings of a nine-country study of early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies and practices designed to serve young children of refugees and asylum seekers. While many ECEC programs recognize the importance of trauma-informed care, few feel they have the training or resources to adequately provide it. Nonetheless, some countries and individual ECEC programs have developed strategies to better serve these children—from expanding services and language supports, to offering health and educational services in one location. (Description from source)

Education

  • Immigrant and Unaccompanied Minors: Resources for Schools and Communities, a compilation of resources from the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), is intended to guide schools in preparing for newly enrolled unaccompanied minor and immigrant students. Resources from the Department of Education, Child Trends, BRYCS, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network are included.
  • Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society, shows pre-service and practicing teachers how to recognize and build on the rich resources for enhancing school learning that exist within culturally and linguistically diverse families. The book engages readers in grappling deeply and personally with the chapters' meanings and implications, and in envisioning their own practical ways to learn from and with families and children. (Description from source)
  • When We Were Young There Was a War, is an interactive website that enlightens and engages students as they learn about the armed conflicts and their aftermaths in El Salvador and Guatemala through the poignant personal stories of Central American adults revisiting their wartime childhoods. (Description from source)
  • Welcoming Immigrant Students in School, a bilingual infographic from the Intercultural Development Research Association, reminds schools that all children must be served and are required to attend school under state education laws.
  • Mainstreaming 2.0: How Europe's Education Systems Can Boost Migrant Inclusion, from Migration Policy Institute (MPI), examines the steps European education systems are taking (or might take) to give all students an equitable shot at academic and future labor-market success. It also considers the role schools are increasingly playing in efforts to support the integration of new and longstanding immigrant communities. This report examines the challenges facing European education systems and identifies key lessons to improve migrant inclusion in schools and integration more broadly. (Description from source)

Youth

  • Family Cases: Interactive Cases for Family Engagement, from the Global Family Research Project, helps families analyze and reflect upon complicated situations, like the college decision-making process, without the explicit input of a case facilitator or course instructor. Interactive cases are designed so that families can take a close-up view of the people in the situation, reflect on their perspectives, and then take a step back and think about the larger organizational issues influencing each person's behavior. A short video tutorial is available to help maximize the learning experience.

Health/Mental Health

  • "Finding Keys: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Facilitators for Refugee Children's Disclosure of Their Life Stories", from Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, aims to reveal what supports and hampers refugee children in telling their often traumatic life stories. This is important to ensure that migration decisions are based on reliable information about the children's needs for protection. The article addresses the lack of knowledge on how refugee children can be helped to disclose their experiences, a major concern, because the decision in the migration procedure is based on the story the child is able to disclose.
  • Training For Mental Health Clinicians To Conduct Diagnostic Assessments That Help Immigrants Escape Injustice & Abuse, from Real Hope, provides clinicians with information and learning experiences to begin conducting psychological assessments with immigrant teens and adults facing deportation as well as people seeking asylum in the U.S as unaccompanied child immigrants, immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking or other crime victims, and survivors of torture. Therapists willing to do pro bono and low fee psychological evaluations are encouraged to register.
  • Alternative Approaches to Refugee Mental Health, a webinar from the National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT), provides an overview of alternative modalities to refugee mental health, identifies tools and approaches to integrating them into health and resettlement services, and highlights program frameworks that encourage holistic health care.
  • "Fear by Association: Perceptions of Anti-Immigrant Policy and Health Outcomes", from the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, examines the relationship between immigration and immigrant policy and Latino health and well-being. The article expands on this research by finding that the health consequences associated with immigration policy extend to Latinos broadly, not just immigrants. (Description from source)

Female Genital Cutting (FGC)

  • Maine Community and Clinical Perspectives on FGM/C, from Partnerships For Health (PFH), is a community-driven evaluation on FGM/C-related knowledge, attitudes and perceptions. Members of the community were an integral part of the evaluation team, and their knowledge, expertise, input, and feedback was used to guide all evaluation stages. The result was one of the largest response rates nationally.
  • "The Obstetric Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," from Obstetrics and Gynecology International, shows that prolonged labor, obstetric lacerations, instrumental delivery, obstetric hemorrhage, and difficult delivery are markedly associated with FGM/C, indicating that FGM/C is a factor in their occurrence and significantly increases the risk of delivery complications.
  • Mental Health and Ending FGM/C: Recommendations for U.S. Foreign Policy and Programs, from the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), explores the mental health impacts of FGM/C and lessons we might take from the evidence for policy and programming. The limited evidence that exists suggests that the psychological impact of FGM/C is related to the type of FGM/C a girl experiences, complications that have arisen, and the socio-cultural context of her belief system, marital relationship, and support networks.

Anti-Trafficking 

  • Trafficking in Human Beings in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations, from Contre La Traite des Etres Hamains, aims to help identify more clearly the processes of exploitation resulting from conflict and post-conflict situations. It also aims to offer concrete recommendations at the local, national and international level, based on a series of experiments in various countries.
  • SOAR Online Training Modules, from the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and the Office of Women's Health (OWH), are designed to educate service providers and health professionals on how to identify, treat and appropriately respond to individuals at risk of being or who have been trafficked. The curriculum provides a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate response to human trafficking.

Program Development

  • Case Management, a webinar from RISE Learning Network, offers tools and tips to provide a transparent monitoring and quality control system; one that facilitates sustainable actions to promote child protection, relying on teamwork and a strong child-centered approach.

  • Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work, a webinar from The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC), analyzes the narratives that reshape conversations on immigration and how to relay compelling stories to advance change.

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