Upcoming Webinar: Building Trauma-Informed Cultural Orientation Programs

Are you thinking of incorporating trauma-informed care into your Cultural Orientation delivery but are unsure how to proceed? Research shows that trauma and stress can affect a newcomer’s ability to integrate and retain information. In this 60-minute webinar on June 2, 2022, you will explore the main principles of trauma-informed care and how to recognize […]

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NEW Training Resources for Working with Afghan Newcomers

In addition to CORE’s Afghan Backgrounder, staff and partners can use the following resources as they engage and work with Afghan Newcomers: CORE Webinar Recordings: Covering U.S. Laws Basics with Afghan Arrivals and Cultural Humility and Awareness When Working with Afghans. Recorded in February and March, these webinars provided information and tools to navigate challenging […]

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More Translated Pashto Resources for Afghan Newcomers

You can now access Pashto fact sheets and videos covering essential topics such as education, employment, housing, healthcare, public transportation, and the role of the resettlement agency. The resources are available on the CORE Resettlement Navigator website (soon to be Settle In), along with the complete translations in Dari. All videos can also be accessed […]

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How Are We Doing? Participate in Our Annual Survey

It’s the end of CORE’s program year and we want to hear from you about the effectiveness of our Cultural Orientation technical assistance. CORE’s Annual CO Provider Survey is open until Friday, April 1, and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Survey results will be summarized and used to improve CORE’s technical assistance and develop […]

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Complete CORE’s New Course on Identity and Inclusion

CORE has released a FREE new online course: Navigating Identity and Inclusion in Refugee Resettlement, available through CORE’s Learning Platform (login required). In this course, you will explore concepts of identity, intersectionality, and inclusivity, focusing on their relevance to refugees’ lived experiences. Through stories and reflective exercises, you will be able to define these terms […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Cultural Humility and Awareness When Working with Afghans

Join CORE for this 45-minute session on March 23, where we will focus on exploring concepts of identity and intercultural communications. Through a reflection activity, you will explore how understanding your identity and background and those of Afghans can improve Cultural Orientation delivery. You will also learn strategies on how to navigate challenging intercultural communications. […]

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Guidance and Resources to Support Afghan Arrivals

Afghans arriving to the United States as a part of Operation Allies Welcome are undergoing a different resettlement process than refugees resettled through the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). To help you be effective in your delivery of Cultural Orientation, CORE identified the following key points of guidance and resources. Guidance: Stay up-to-date and […]

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Register Today for CORE’s Webinar on U.S. Law Basics

Are you new to refugee resettlement? Are you working with Afghan arrivals? Are you unsure how to discuss U.S. laws during Cultural Orientation? If you answered yes to at least two of the questions, CORE’s next webinar is for you. Covering U.S. Law Basics with Afghan Arrivals is a 45-minute webinar scheduled for February 28 […]

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Now in Pashto: Cultural Orientation Glossary

CORE’s Cultural Orientation Glossary is now available in Pashto and updated in Dari. You can download both resources from CORE’s Working with Interpreters page. For your convenience, all glossaries are available in both Word and PDF formats. The glossary includes frequently used Cultural Orientation and resettlement terms and can serve as a uniform translation document […]

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Watch: Settle In Facebook Live Events on APA, Working with a Resettlement Agency

CORE’s Settle In Facebook page hosted live events January 12th and January 26th for Afghan Placement and Assistance clients. Settle In Facebook directly engages newly arrived Afghans resettling in the United States and serves as another touchpoint to disseminate vital, correct information tied to early resettlement services, employment, housing, and education. Miss the events? Watch […]

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