Toolkits and Trainings 

for organizations, service providers, businesses, schools or anyone working with refugee and immigration communities

Diverse communities are best supported when all organizations have the knowledge and tools to support them

Welcome to our training page! These short videos give a glimpse of the trainings we offer to organizations  (including health care, social service, educational and businesses) – to help you and your team build the skills, knowledge and tools for supporting refugee and immigrant communities.

Please contact us for further information on how these training modules can be adapted, expanded or combined to meet the needs of your organization.

Additionally, we can provide:

  • Train-the-trainer modules
  • Curriculum design for your school, college or university
  • Trainings on other refugee and migration topics, or technical assistance to your organization

Stay Informed

  • Rain International
  • National Immigrant Forum
  • Refugees Deeply
  • IRIN News
  • Migration Policy Network
  • Displaced – Podcast
  • US Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • Oxford Forced Migration Review

Families and Communities

Addressing Concerns and Implications

  • Effects of Displacement on Families and Communities
  • Common Challenges
  • Community and Mental Health Response
  • Any Service Provider Can and Should
  • Practice Going Beyond

Any Service Provider Can and Should Practice Going Beyond

  • In collaboration with client, create realistic goals and address expectations
  • Consider a whole person in their environment
  • Recognize the client’s right to reserve disclosing their status merely as an attempt to pass and blend in
  • Understanding more about stigma and the growing tendency to reclaim words like “Undocumented and unafraid”
  • Pursuing further supervision to broaden our understanding of the communities we work with

Trauma and Recovery
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  • Triple Trauma Paradigm
  • Trauma in Resettlement
  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellness
  • Trauma Informed Responses and Interventions

Beyond the Current Service Model

Serving Refugees and Migrant Populations in Your Community

  • The Need for Refuge: Historical and Recent Numbers
  • US Traditional Service Model for Refugee/Asylum/Migrants
  • Responsibility to Serve Refugees and Migrants

Responsibility to Serve Refugees and Migrants

  • Invite those served to sit at the table
  • Educate
  • Incorporate Technology
  • Take Action