CORE’s Refugee Communications Survey Results

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Results Many of you recently participated in a Refugee Communications Survey which CORE conducted from August 24 – September 7. The purpose of the survey was to get feedback on the digital channels and resources developed for CORE’s Refugee Communications Initiative. We received 162 responses to the survey. THANK YOU! Here are some of the […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Using CORE’s Refugee Communications Toolkit in Your Resettlement Office

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This 30-minute webinar will focus on how you can use CORE’s digital resources to enhance communications with refugees throughout the resettlement journey from pre-departure to post-arrival. The session will introduce CORE’s Refugee Communications Toolkit and explore scenarios for application. All resettlement staff can use these resources to maximize time during face-to-face visits and reinforce key […]

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New Promising Practice: Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions

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CORE is continuing its “Effective Practice Series” with the release of a second document, examining the practice of gender-segregated Cultural Orientation sessions. “Promising Practice: Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions” identifies the steps for implementing this practice, along with stories from the field and tips for implementation. These types of sessions allow providers to address common […]

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Upcoming CORE Webinar: Delivering Cultural Orientation on U.S. Laws

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CORE’s Webinar Series will resume on Wednesday, August 29th with “Delivering Cultural Orientation on U.S. Laws.” This webinar will focus on the topic of U.S. Laws and the resources and techniques you can use to teach refugees about their rights and responsibilities when they arrive in the United States. The session will draw on CORE’s […]

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CORE Delivers Additional CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops

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Following the success of the CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops held earlier this year, CORE delivered another round of workshops in Sacramento, California and Houston, Texas on July 24th and 26th respectively. The workshops focused on facilitating knowledge exchange and building the capacity of resettlement staff to utilize CORE’s resources and enhance overall CO delivery. In total, 59 […]

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CORE Provides Technical Assistance for Refugee Communications Scale-Up at RSC Africa

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CORE’s Refugee Communication Initiative aims to increase touch points with refugees during the resettlement process and harmonize pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation messaging. To achieve this goal, CORE provides technical assistance on using CORE’s digital communication tools at select locations. In July, CORE’s Digital Initiatives Officer Carmel Pryor traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and Byumba, Rwanda […]

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CORE’s Refugee-Facing Resources now available in Kinyarwanda, Swahili

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Language barriers during resettlement can frustrate refugees and service providers alike. CORE’s refugee-facing resources are designed to ease communication with refugees by providing preliminary USRAP and Cultural Orientation knowledge in their own languages. Available on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website, CORE’s fact sheets, videos, and podcasts are now available in Kinyarwanda and Swahili, in addition to English and […]

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Additional Money Management Resources Available

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During the initial resettlement period, refugees will need to make many choices about money management in order to ensure not only self-sufficiency, but long-term financial success in the United States. To guide refugees and assist the staff who work with them, CORE has developed a new set of resources on Money Management in the U.S. The […]

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Advanced Level Available for Online CO Certification Course

CORE is excited to announce that the Advanced Level of the Online Cultural Orientation (CO) Certification Course is now available. Each lesson takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Topics include: Taking a Strengths-Based Approach Creating a Positive Learning Environment Managing Common Challenges of CO Delivery Open to all resettlement staff involved in the implementation […]

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Download CORE’s Mobile App, Settle In

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CORE’s Settle In refugee-facing mobile app is an in-your-pocket travel companion that provides refugees with relevant just-in-time CO information and invites refugees to interact with a variety of learning activities. These resources are meant to augment CO delivery and help refugees stay informed, engaged, and motivated throughout the resettlement journey. Settle In is available for […]

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