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How Can Supervisors and Organizations Support Staff Care?

In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kristen Guskovict, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Aprile Andelle, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, discuss the importance of self-care for refugee service providers and respond to questions submitted by listeners. They offer advice for those living alone during the pandemic, tips on staying physically active, and how to support clients while also taking care of oneself. This podcast is part two in a three-part series on Staff Self-Care.

Ask an Expert: Self-Care Q&A

In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kristen Guskovict, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Aprile Andelle, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, discuss the importance of self-care for refugee service providers and respond to questions submitted by listeners. They offer advice for those living alone during the pandemic, tips on staying physically active, and how to support clients while also taking care of oneself. This podcast is part two in a three-part series on Staff Self-Care.

How Are You Really Doing?

Are you experiencing increased stress, worry, or burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic? Stream Switchboard's latest podcast, where Kristen Guskovict, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Minal Giri, Medical Director of Melrose Park Pediatrics, share how they are feeling during the current situation. They discuss the challenges of connecting with people virtually; how different professional and personal realities directly impact one's experience of lockdown; and coping mechanisms for those struggling to process their emotions. This podcast is part one in a three-part series on Staff Self-Care.

Diversifying Your Client Base: Increasing Enrollment of Asylees, Special Immigrant Visa Holders or SIVs, and Others in ORR programs

Is your program seeking to increase enrollment among special immigrant visa (SIV) holders, asylees, and other ORR-eligible populations? Stream Switchboard's latest podcast, where Erica Bouris, Senior Technical Advisor for Economic Empowerment at the IRC, discusses ways to boost program enrollment among ORR-eligible clients you may not currently be reaching. She shares her thoughts on developing an outreach strategy that reaches more diverse client groups; describing your program to prospective clients, partners, and funders in language that doesn't focus exclusively on serving refugees; and leveraging your existing program data as you work to reach these new audiences.

From a Refugee to a State Refugee Coordinator

This Switchboard podcast spotlights Augustin Ntabaganyimana, Executive Deputy Director at the Maryland Department of Human Services. Listen to Augustin share his story about his early life in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, arriving as a refugee in the United States, and his road to becoming a State Refugee Coordinator.

Is Your Program Gender-Sensitive?

Stream Switchboard’s latest podcast, where Kelsey Chippeaux of the IRC in Silver Spring discusses the process of developing a gender analysis plan for a TANF employment program. She shares challenges, successes, and lessons learned as a recent graduate of Switchboard's online certificate course Introduction to Gender Equality in Service Programs.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

In this podcast, Switchboard Program Officer Margaret Gibbon is joined by Dr. Miriam Potocky, Author and Professor of Social Work at Florida International University, and Kristen Guscovict, Founder of HEART of Aid Work. They discuss motivational interviewing, an evidence-based intervention that can be used in refugee case management programs, and provide examples of how it can be implemented.

A Look at Switchboard's FY19 Needs Assessment

In this podcast, Switchboard Director Jason Crislip and Program Officer Margaret Gibbon have a 7-minute discussion about how Switchboard’s national needs assessment survey is informing Switchboard’s work in FY19. To read the full needs assessment report, visit www.switchboardta.org/Resources.

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