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LinkedIn Welcome Talent

Welcome Talent aims to create a platform where newcomers to Sweden and employers in Sweden can easily find each other. When employers add #welcometalent to job listings, newcomers can search for those opportunities, using #welcometalent. These positions will not require native Swedish, but please read the requirements carefully before applying. Remember to update your country to "Sweden" so employers can find you! Please follow the link to sign up or see the available positions.

Syrian Refugee Lesson Plan

Books Not Bombs partnered with Teach For America to distribute a comprehensive lesson plan on the Syrian and refugee education crisis for K-12 and higher education teachers. This unit is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the Syrian refugee crisis and the rarely discussed or recognized implications that it has on education. Students will engage with the key questions of moral responsibility to intervene and provide refuge and will compare their educational experiences with those of their refugee peers.

Post-Secondary Educational Experiences in the Acculturation of Resettled Refugees in the United States

A global refugee crisis necessitates an understanding of policy making governing the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Resettling more refugees than all other countries combined, the United States emphasizes rapid employment over post-secondary education for adult resettled refugees in order to compel their self-sufficiency. Using the lens of acculturation theory, this phenomenological study explored the value and influence of post-secondary education in the lives of seven first generation adult refugees living in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.

Distance Learning, Scalability, And Refugee Camps

Refugees often suffer from problems such as lack of identification, citizenship, and the economic means to attain an education when attempting to enroll for higher education. Increasing unrest in refugee camps as well as the need for resettled refugees to find employment in order to create a sustainable living demonstrates the need for education for this vulnerable population. The Australian Catholic University offers online post secondary education to refugees living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border. The Open University offers online post secondary education to resettled refugees living in the United Kingdom. Recommendations are provided.

How to Teach Students Who are Refugees

A comprehensive guideline to teaching refugees and those coming from refugee backgrounds. Babb Group offers a list of points that they deem extremely beneficial when handling refugee students, from setting your expectations and being responsive, to considering their circumstances and the challenges they face, whether they be cultural, technological, or lingual.

Camp Management Toolkit

This interactive website aims to provide an on and offline space to support the hardcopy Camp Management Toolkit. Here you will find tools and references cited for each chapter of the 2013 - 2014 edition. New tools and references will be made available periodically and you can submit your own tools and best practice to share with others. It will remain a fluid collection of documents and tools, to be updated as required, based on the evolution of camp management practices, innovations in CCCM field operations and new global-level standards.

Counselling Refugee Young People: An Exploration of Therapeutic Approaches

This paper presents and discusses the key findings from a study that considered significant issues that affect refugees and asylum‐seekers, and explored beneficial counselling approaches relevant to this group. In‐depth narrative interviews were conducted with three counselors and three specialist children’s support advisers. Data was analysed using the methods of comparative analysis and theme mapping from a grounded theory approach.

Help for the Helpers: Caring for Yourself When Assisting Others

Helping members of your community who have been through a traumatic experience can be very rewarding, but it can also take a toll on you bother personally and professionally....The following are some ways to make sure you're taking care of yourself so you can continue to take care of others.

Supporting International Students from Countries Dealing with Trauma

When traumatic events occur in the home countries of their international students, international student advisers on U.S. campuses spring into action. While there is nothing they can do about the events abroad - political upheavals, natural disasters, wars, and other tragedies - there is a lot they can do to ease the anxieties of students far from their homes. These international students are in need of advisers' support because they might be unable to reach their families and may quickly face the stresses of health, financial, and legal issues.

Tips on Refugee Youth College Preparation

College preparation programs help refugee youth to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, and aspirations they need to enroll in higher education. (1) It is important for refugee youth to understand the role of completing high school and continuing post-secondary education in order to increase self sufficiency, improve employment prospects and raise income potential. Completion of some college, even one semester at a community college, consistently leads to higher average lifetime earnings. (2)