Expansion of Health Promotion through CORE and NRC-RIM Partnership

Health is one of the most popular topics accessed by providers and newcomers, as revealed through recent stakeholder surveys conducted by the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE). Critical to responding to this need has been the partnership between CORE and the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM). Since 2021, CORE and NRC-RIM […]

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Upcoming Webinar: How to Use Settle In in Cultural Orientation Delivery

Are you interested in learning how to integrate CORE’s Settle In resources in your Cultural Orientation delivery? Join CORE for a 90-minute webinar at 11 am EST on Tuesday, February 14, to receive an interactive overview of CORE’s Settle In digital properties, including how to navigate and find newcomer-facing resources. Register here. During the webinar, […]

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Now Available: New Cultural Adjustment Resources

You can now access new resources covering essential topics around Cultural Adjustment. Find a new chapter on the Settle In app (desktop, Apple, Android) and a new fact sheet, video, and podcast on the Settle In website. These resources support refugees in learning about the phases of cultural adjustment and life in the United States. […]

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Providers Test New Cultural Orientation Objectives and Indicators

CORE recently completed user testing of the newly approved, updated, and revised Overseas and Domestic Cultural Orientation Objectives and Indicators (O&Is). The purpose of the user testing was to: Verify if the language and wording of the Updated O&Is is clear and providers know how to implement the O&Is with newcomers; Assess and identify provider […]

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Ukrainian Backgrounder Now Available

Do you want to learn more about Ukrainians arriving in the United States? CORE recently released a Ukrainian Backgrounder, available in both an abbreviated web version and a more detailed, downloadable PDF.  This backgrounder provides a brief overview of Ukrainian history, an exploration of the current crisis, pathways to resettlement, and considerations when delivering Cultural […]

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Reinvigorate your Cultural Orientation

Are you onboarding new Cultural Orientation providers or volunteers? Or maybe you are a long-time Cultural Orientation provider looking to brush up on your skills. Or perhaps you wanted to take CORE’s courses but haven’t made time yet.  Whatever your role or schedule, we encourage you to take advantage of CORE’s online courses today.  Register […]

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Community Cultural Orientation in Fayetteville, Arkansas

This year, Canopy Northwest Arkansas (Canopy NWA) has taken community engagement and Cultural Orientation to the next level.  With 95% of arrivals at Canopy NWA matched with support teams, the organization’s early resettlement service model means that community members work alongside the case management team. Over the past four months, Canopy NWA has also worked […]

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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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