How to Use Settle In Facebook with Afghan Arrivals

Settle In Facebook, an initiative launched by CORE, is designed to directly engage newly arrived Afghans resettling in the United States. This platform serves as another touchpoint to disseminate vital, correct information in an interactive format tied to early resettlement services, employment, housing, and education. In addition to posts and the ability to direct message […]

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4 Steps to Prepare for Increased Arrivals

As you prepare to deliver Cultural Orientation for increased arrivals, you may have a variety of feelings, such as excitement and nervousness. CORE identified four steps to help you, your team, and your community prepare. Update your onboarding procedures for new staff to include CORE’s Provider Onboarding Toolkit and ask new staff to sign up […]

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A New Platform for Newly Arrived Afghans in the United States

Settle In Facebook, an initiative launched by CORE, is designed to directly engage newly arrived Afghans resettling in the United States. This platform serves as another touchpoint to disseminate vital, correct information in an interactive format tied to early resettlement services, employment, housing, and education. In addition to posts and ability to direct message with […]

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Responding to Increased Arrivals from Afghanistan

refugees arriving

Since the end of July, the United States Refugee Admissions Program has been assisting in the evacuation of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders as a part of Operations Allies Refuge. In response, CORE has compiled a list of tips and resources that you and your organization may find helpful to use in delivering Cultural Orientation and other early resettlement […]

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Register Today: Building Cultural Orientation Programs for Increased Arrivals Webinar

A cultural orientation trainer teaching refugees

Is your office ready to deliver Cultural Orientation when refugee arrivals increase? CORE’s Aug. 31 webinar will help new and experienced Cultural Orientation providers, along with program supervisors, think through how to ensure their Cultural Orientation program is set up for success. During the webinar, you will conduct an evaluation of your current Cultural Orientation program […]

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5 Tips for Addressing Vaccine Questions during Cultural Orientation

A healthcare worker gives a COVID vaccine to a patient at a mobile medicine clinic. IRC/Dereck Knowles

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the world, refugees may see Cultural Orientation as a safe place to ask questions and receive answers about the vaccine. Questions may range from the type of vaccines offered and its side effects to requirements for employment. Participants may also express hesitancy and have received misinformation on the […]

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Register Today for Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

A healthcare worker gives a COVID vaccine to a patient at a mobile medicine clinic. IRC/Dereck Knowles

Are you interested in how to best respond to questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine during Cultural Orientation? Join CORE in partnership with the National Resource Center for Refugee, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) for this 90-minute webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging for Cultural Orientation. During this session, you will receive up-to-date guidance applicable for both pre-departure and […]

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Remote Cultural Orientation Spotlight: Telephonic Success in Texas

A man showing a group how to use a mobile phone. IRC/MJaques

“When the pandemic first started, I hit the panic button,” said Melissa Toups. Melissa is the Quality Assurance Specialist with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Texas, where she has delivered Cultural Orientation for more than four years. “I went to my manager and said, ‘We have to do something,’” she said. Together they decided to […]

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U.S. Laws at Your Fingertips: New Chapter Added to Settle In

A recently naturalized refugee holding an American flag. IRC/Andrew Oberstadt

The Settle In app now includes a U.S. Laws chapter for refugees and Cultural Orientation providers. Through images and interactive quizzes, the chapter covers the basic laws in the United States, provides information about the path to citizenship, and highlights key information from CORE’s How to Interact with the Police fact sheet.   Looking for more resources? […]

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