Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Implementation Tools and Resources

 

Take 15 Tool

The “Take 15” Tool is a refugee-specific, client engagement tool that provides a breakdown of a fifteen minute encounter. This tool uses a quick, yet thoughtful approach for physicians, mental health providers, and/or case managers working with refugees on a limited work schedule. By breaking down a 15 minute appointment or informal interaction with a refugee client, it can bring clarity and awareness to the unique relationship between providers and clients/patients. Consider using this tool if you only have 15 minutes with a client *or* as an introductory piece to a longer conversation.

Share with your local screening clinic and any provider new to working with refugees!

Landscape Analysis

This Landscape Analysis tool may be utilized by your resettlement office and your community as you develop refugee mental health programming. By completing these questions, you can locate existing resources in your community related to emotional health and well-being of refugees. We recommend completing this in a community stakeholder meeting and/or in a participatory process with community members.  Responses to these questions can be a powerful tool to bring people together to share resources, and determine avenues where people can begin to support (or share) the development of psychosocial services benefiting refugees. This Landscape Analysis tool was developed by the Pathways to Wellness project in partnership with the International Rescue Committee. –Pathways to Wellness and International Rescue Committee

 

EcoMap

The EcoMap is a version of a tool within the field of social work called a “Genogram.” These tools are readily used to aid in identifying program relationships to external systems.  While eco-maps and genograms are commonly used with individual and family work, this graphic has been adapted to aid your agency in building a landscape analysis by visualizing the connections your program has and can develop to local and national partners.

Suggestions for use: At your next staff meeting, provide this eco-map to staff. Ask staff to draw the type of relationship (see key on eco-map) they believe your agency has with each circle. Ask staff to answer questions and identify the themes that arise. NOTE: one circle is blank for your edit. Make this your own.

Consider the questions that were raised at the end of the Webinar: Mental Health Screening Tools and Referral Networks.

 

Ahmed Refugee Family

See our newest learning tool and the reasoning behind utilizing a family as a visual representative of a refugee family, The Ahmed Family.

 

Division of Refugee Assistance (DRA) Assignment Chart

The DRA Chart will allow you to view the current regional representatives, state analysts, and other contacts closest to your organization or program.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Administrators Map

This SAMHSA Map provides a visual aide for each SAMHSA region within the United States and a description of the roles SAMHSA’s regional administrators play.

 

Mental Health Screening Tools

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network produced a list of various tools utilized with various refugee groups.

 

Interpretation

Utah’s Department of Health produced an analysis of refugee mental health interpretation within the state.

 

Articles

Addressing the Need for Mental Health Screening of Newly Arrived Refugees: A Pilot Project

Assessing War Trauma in Refugees: Properties of the Comprehensive Trauma Inventory-104

Mental Health Screening Among Newly Arrived Refugees Seeking Routine Obstetric and Gynecologic Care

The Range of Symptoms in Refugees of War

The Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15): Development and Validation of an Instrument for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Refugees

War Trauma and Torture Experiences Reported During Public Health Screening of Newly Resettled Karen Refugees: A Qualitative Study

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