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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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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NEW Research: Best Practices for Designing Cultural Orientation Programs

Resettled refugees learning English during a cultural orientation class. IRC/EHockstein

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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Cultural Orientation Resources for Sponsors and Community Partners

Receiving communities play an important role in delivering key Cultural Orientation messages. CORE has a new Resources for Community Partners and Sponsors page, which includes introductory information about sponsorship, refugee populations, and resources to use. This page also includes the Destination Guides created by the Department of Homeland Security. These guides list mosques, halal grocery stores, […]

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Destination Guides

These guides provide information on mosques, halal grocery stores, social services, and programming in local communities. You can find a list of Destination Guides below and on CORE’s new Resources for Community Partners and Sponsors page, External Resources page, and Afghan Backgrounder page. Northeast: Connecticut: New Haven (English, Dari/Pashto) Maine: Lewiston (English, Dari/Pashto) Massachusetts: Jamaica […]

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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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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 sheets, videos, and podcasts on Cultural Orientation […]

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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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