Integrating Cultural Orientation throughout the resettlement process helps newcomers retain the information that is essential to adapt to their new lives and achieve self-sufficiency. To assist community partners and sponsors in this effort, CORE released a new Cultural Orientation toolkit to guide those who work with newcomers. The toolkit will help users incorporate key Cultural Orientation messages while providing direct resettlement services to newcomers during their first 90 days. This includes suggestions for incorporating Cultural Orientation messages into 25 early resettlement services. Sponsors may also use the Cultural Orientation activities checklist to track which activities group members facilitate.
For more guidance, watch the recording of CORE’s webinar: Introducing the Cultural Orientation Toolkit.