Upcoming Webinar: Addressing the Role of Police during Cultural

Drawn image of a police officer talking to a class of refugees

As a follow-up to the recently released How to Interact with the Police resources, CORE created a supplemental lesson plan, “Public Safety and Police Interactions.” This lesson gives Cultural Orientation providers guidance on navigating discussions and delivering key messages to refugees on the role of police in the United States and how to interact with […]

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CORE Launches a Cultural Orientation Activity Bank

A cultural orientation provider teaching a class of refugees. IRC/AOberstadt

Finding activities to keep participants engaged during Cultural Orientation sessions can be time-consuming, but they are essential for adult learners. To aid staff in delivering interactive Cultural Orientation sessions, CORE has created an Activity Bank where Cultural Orientation providers can explore activities, lesson plans, and additional resources on a variety of Cultural Orientation topics. You can use […]

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New Online Course: Integrating Digital Technology in Cultural Orientation

Iraqi refugees using computers during a technology class. IRC/Jiso Ose

Digital technology plays an increasingly vital role in the refugee resettlement experience. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for digital skills expanded as resettlement services, including Cultural Orientation, transitioned to remote delivery. To assist service providers in maximizing digital technology when in-person Cultural Orientation resumes, CORE created a new online course, Integrating Digital Technology in Cultural Orientation. […]

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New COVID-19 Resources: Video in Karen Now Available

Thanks to IOM, a Karen language version of CORE’s animated video Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Protect Yourself and Stop the Spread of the Virus is now available. The video, intended for refugees with limited literacy, is helpful in informing refugees about the main symptoms of the disease, prevention tips, and steps to take if they […]

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New COVID-19 resources: Fact sheets, podcasts, and more

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CORE is creating resources and compiling content produced by others to help you provide accurate, translated information to refugees as quickly as possible.  You can access the collections of COVID-19 information at the following links or learn more about the resources below.  Resources on COVID-19 for Cultural Orientation providers […]

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Now in Spanish: CORE’s Animated Video and Podcast Series

CORE’s four animated videos and the corresponding podcasts are now available in Spanish on CORE’s YouTube Channel.  You can find all four in a YouTube playlist and a SoundCloud playlist, or go directly to each below:  Avoid and Report Fraud: Video and Podcast  Safe Space for Refugees: Video and Podcast  United States Refugees Admissions Program: Video  and Podcast  Reception and Placement Program Overview: Video and Podcast  […]

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Settle In Update: Community Services Chapter Now Available

A group of women pose for a photo in their workshop during a local community event

CORE’s Settle In app now includes a Community Services chapter for use by and with refugees.  The chapter covers government assistance, other types of assistance, and getting involved in your community. Settle In is an in-your-pocket travel companion that provides relevant just-in-time Cultural Orientation information and invites refugees to interact with a variety of learning […]

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