If You Missed It: Enhancing Interpretation during Cultural Orientation Webinar

Vali and Hami, two Afghani asylum seekers, talking with an IRC case worker. IRC/Timo Stammberger

If you weren’t able to attend CORE’s latest webinar, Enhancing Interpretation during Cultural Orientation, you can now access the recordings and materials through CORE’s learning platform. If you are new to CORE’s learning platform, register for an account. You can also access the webinar recording via YouTube.  The 30-minute webinar provided guidance on using the new Multilingual Cultural Orientation Glossary to […]

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Brush up on Your Skills with CORE’s Updated Online Courses

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Have you ever wondered what is covered in Cultural Orientation both overseas and domestically? Would you like to apply a strengths-based approach in Cultural Orientation? Or do you want to learn the key elements to creating engaging and interactive sessions?  Discover this and more by registering or logging on to CORE’s learning platform to complete any of the recently […]

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CORE Launches a Teaching Remotely Hub

A refugee resettlement caseworker looking at her computer while at work. IRC/OAcland

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CORE released a number of resources to address the need for remote instruction for some refugee cases. As offices closed and in-person appointments ceased, CORE has continued to deliver resources and training to meet the growing needs of Cultural Orientation providers worldwide. CORE now has a Teaching Remotely […]

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Cultural Adjustment added to CORE’s Activity Bank

Activities for teaching Cultural Adjustment are now available in CORE’s Activity Bank, including updated activities around identity, diversity, cross-cultural communication, and the use of the U-Curve of Cultural Adjustment. Building on lessons learned during CORE’s Virtual Practicum: Creating Inclusive Cultural Orientation, this page includes tips for Cultural Orientation providers on how to more effectively navigate this topic […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Enhancing Interpretation during Cultural Orientation

A group of caseworkers talking together at their office. IRC/TTodras

Looking for ways to work more effectively with interpreters during Cultural Orientation? In a 45-minute webinar open to Cultural Orientation providers and interpreters, CORE will provide guidance on using the new Multilingual Cultural Orientation Glossary to enhance session interpretation. The webinar will also highlight other resources to improve collaboration between Cultural Orientation providers and interpreters. […]

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New Interactive Map: Learn about Overseas Cultural Orientation

Do you want to learn more about how Cultural Orientation is delivered overseas? A new CORE interactive map, developed in partnership with the seven Resettlement Support Centers, provides an overview of Cultural Orientation delivery in different locations, including session length, populations served, and popular topics. The map is available on CORE’s About Cultural Orientation page. […]

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Refugees

The COVID-19 refugee health working group* has released new guidance on COVID-19, including key messages for each step of the resettlement process. Together they mapped the information in a new infographic for use by staff at Resettlement Support Centers overseas and Resettlement Agencies in the United States. The infographic also includes links to recommended resources, […]

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3 Ways to Kick Off the New Fiscal Year

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The new fiscal year presents an opportunity to review your Cultural Orientation program and catch up on the latest CORE resources. Here are three tasks to consider: 1. Catch up on new Cultural Orientation Certification Course lessonsDid you know CORE has a new Integrating Digital Technology in Cultural Orientation online course available? Access the course […]

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CORE Releases Multilingual Cultural Orientation Glossary and Interpreter Resources

A refugee resettlement staff member talking with a client. IRC/NHowrose

To unify and harmonize the translation of Cultural Orientation terms across the overseas-to-domestic resettlement continuum, CORE created a Multilingual Cultural Orientation Glossary. The glossary includes frequently used Cultural Orientation and resettlement terms, and is available in seven languages: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, English, Kinyarwanda, Russian, and Swahili (Congolese). The glossary can serve as a uniform translation […]

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