Cultural Humility Webpage and Resources Now Available

What’s the difference between Cultural Humility, Cultural Awareness, and Cultural Competency?  What assumptions might you make if a newly arrived refugee explains they do not want to work? CORE answers these questions and provides guidance in our new resource: How to Apply Cultural Humility in Cultural Orientation.    […]

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New Congolese Backgrounder Now Available

Do you want to learn more about Congolese arriving in the United States? CORE recently released a Congolese Backgrounder, available in both an abbreviated web version and a more detailed, downloadable PDF. This backgrounder provides an overview of the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congolese culture, and tips for working with Congolese when […]

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The Cultural Orientation Glossary Now Available in Ukrainian

The Multilingual Cultural Orientation Glossary helps to harmonize the translation and interpretation of frequently used terms for early resettlement services. Supporting complete and accurate delivery of Cultural Orientation to newcomers, the glossary is also available in eight other languages: Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Pashto, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili (Congolese). Visit CORE’s Working with Interpreters page […]

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UPDATED Healthcare Resources Following Refugee Medical Assistance Expansion

In March, the Office of Refugee Resettlement announced that the eligibility period for Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) would increase to 12 months. In response, CORE updated its Healthcare in the United States suite, which includes a fact sheet, video, and podcast. You can find this resource, along other health-related suites […]

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New Activities on Digital Technology and Literacy

Are you looking for new and engaging ways to teach newcomers about digital technology? Explore and incorporate CORE’s new activities on digital technology and literacy in your next Cultural Orientation session. Activities on this page promote engagement and student-centered learning and support the following key messages:   Newcomers may encounter digital technology in many different settings […]

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All Refugee Resources now available in Pashto

All of CORE’s refugee-facing resource are now available in Pashto on CORE’s Settle In website and mobile app (Google Play, App Store), along with the complete translations in Dari. These resources help support Afghan arrivals and cover essential topics such as employment, housing, the role of the resettlement agency, and more.    Not sure how […]

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Register for CORE’s Next Webinar for Community Partners and Sponsors

Join CORE for a special 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, June 14, and learn about the new Cultural Orientation toolkit for community partners and sponsors. This webinar is for community members, CO providers, and local sponsorship program coordinators. After this training, participants will be able to:  Define Cultural Orientation and CORE’s role as a technical assistance […]

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NEW Video and Fact Sheet on U.S. Laws for Newcomers

Watch and share CORE’s new U.S. Laws: Rights & Responsibilities video and fact sheet with newcomers. These resources provide basic information about U.S. laws and can also assist in facilitating further discussions about newcomer rights and responsibilities. Use this suite, along with CORE’s other resources on this topic and Activity Bank , to enhance your […]

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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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