NEW Research: Best Practices for Designing Cultural Orientation Programs

CORE conducted a literature review mapping project to identify current research and evidence on Cultural Orientation practices. Based on 30 articles, guides, framework documents, and studies from 2010 to 2021, CORE has identified key recommendations to guide practitioners in providing effective Cultural Orientation programming.   Top Findings:  Cultural Orientation programming should be iterative and part of […]

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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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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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Register Today: Navigating Cultural Orientation Challenges with Afghan Arrivals

Looking for tips and strategies to boost attendance and navigate interpretation challenges with Afghan arrivals? In this 30-minute webinar on February 1st, you will develop skills to improve your Cultural Orientation delivery. You will also learn about CORE’s new Afghan backgrounder and receive updates on changes to the Afghan Placement and Assistance Cultural Orientation Objectives […]

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Register Today: Webinar for New Refugee Service Providers

If you are new to refugee services, you may have many questions about your role. To help you, this webinar on January 20th will provide a brief overview of CORE and Switchboard, two federally funded training projects that work to help build capacity of refugee service providers in the United States. You’ll hear about free […]

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More Resources to Support Afghan Arrivals

Pashto Videos for Cultural Orientation Now Available Resettlement staff and volunteers can now access nine Pashto videos covering essential topics such as education, employment, housing, healthcare, public transportation, and the role of the resettlement agency. The videos are available on CORE’s YouTube channel as a playlist. Additionally, CORE has a full array of Dari fact […]

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Register Today: Cultural Orientation for Afghan Arrivals Webinar

Webinar: Cultural Orientation for Afghan Arrivals, Tuesday, October 5th 1 -2 p.m. EDT How is the Cultural Orientation continuum responding to the Afghan arrivals? In this webinar, learn about developments in key Cultural Orientation messaging taking place before departure to local Resettlement Agencies. You will also receive guidance on covering Cultural Orientation for Afghans served […]

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