Afghan Assistance Resources
Through Operations Allies Welcome, the U.S. government is assisting Afghans and their families in resettling in the United States. In an effort to support resettlement agencies and other organizations serving Afghan families, NCB has created a resource page with links to training materials and a map of organizations serving survivors of torture and other vulnerable groups. Below are additional resources and trainings available for working with this population. You can also review the links in the left-hand column of the page for more resources, trainings, and forms available. Please see The Office of Refugee Resettlement's Afghan Assistance Resources page for many helpful resources and contacts to support Afghans.
Resources on Trauma-Informed Care and for Supporting Afghan Clients
General Trauma Informed Related Resources:
- Switchboard, Trauma-Informed Care: Movement Towards Practice
- Switchboard, A Trauma-Informed Understanding of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
- Switchboard, Trauma-Informed Care: Preventing Crises and De-escalating Difficult Situations
- Switchboard, Fundamentals of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for Refugee Service Providers: The What, Why, and How of Safety Planning
- The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), How to Provide Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care for Older Refugees
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Culture and Trauma Brief: Promoting Culturally Competent Trauma-Informed Practices
- NCTSN, Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children
Afghan Clients Related Resources:
- Switchboard, Who are the Afghan Newcomers? Understanding the Background and Socio-Cultural Strengths and Needs of Afghan Evacuees to the U.S.
- Switchboard, Psychological First Aid (PFA) to Support Clients Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan
- Switchboard, Supporting Afghan Students in Schools & Youth Programs in the U.S.
- Switchboard, A Round of Resources for Serving Afghan Evacuees
- Switchboard, Supporting Clients and Staff Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan
- National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), COVID-19 Resources for Afghan New Arrivals
- Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Cultural Backgrounder: Afghanistan
- CORE, Responding to Increased Arrivals from Afghanistan
- USAHello, Afghan Resource Center
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