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Tool or Template: Traditional Afghan Ingredients for Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 30, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This checklist includes a list of traditional Afghan ingredients commonly used during Ramadan. There is also a column that can be used to track which ingredients have been purchased, and additional lines where more ingredients can be added.  

E-learning: Who are the Afghan Newcomers?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 28, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
This self-paced course offers an introduction to cultural awareness for providers supporting Afghan newcomers to the U.S. It reviews the events that have led to Afghanistan’s current refugee crisis; elaborates on the social and cultural characteristics that distinguish this population from other migrant groups in the United States; describes how to engage with these newcomers …

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Guide: Destination Guides

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: March 17, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
These guides provide information on mosques, halal grocery stores, social services, and programming in local communities. These guides are available for the regions listed below.   Disclaimer: Destination Guides were developed by the Department of Homeland Security as a part of the response to the Operation Allies Welcome Mission. The documents, including organizations and businesses …

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Video: Who are the Afghan Newcomers Part I: Key Events in Recent Afghan History

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This video provides a brief overview of recent Afghan history and eras of migration to the U.S. It is part one in a three-part series on Who are the Afghan Newcomers.

Video: Who are the Afghan Newcomers Part II: Social and Cultural Characteristics

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This video provides an overview of Afghan social and cultural characteristics, including language, religions, ethnicities, and gender roles. It is part two in a three-part series on Who are the Afghan Newcomers.

Video: Who are the Afghan Newcomers Part III: Transitioning to a U.S. Culture

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This video explores expectations and misconceptions that Afghan newcomers may bring as new arrivals to the United States, along with tips for effective communication and rapport building. It is part three in a three-part series on Who are the Afghan Newcomers.
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Archived Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Supporting the Social Emotional Learning Needs of Afghan and Other Newcomer Students

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the Office of English Language Acquisition, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted this webinar on strategies to assist Afghan and other newcomer students to …

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Archived Webinar: Keeping the Promise: Higher Education and Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 4, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This webinar explored how higher education partners can extend their services to Afghan evacuees and refugees more broadly and support their successful transition into our country and respective communities; how institutions and systems are rising to the occasion and providing an array of supports and opportunities to Afghan evacuees, such as school supplies for children, …

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Blog Post: A Roadmap for Employers Hiring Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
As employment staff around the country assist Afghan newcomers with finding their first U.S. jobs, preparing job candidates for interviews is only one part of the process. Employment staff will need to consider that many companies are new to hiring this population and will also need guidance on how to prepare their HR teams to welcome this new workforce. This blog post shares tips for hiring Afghan newcomers.

Guide: Afghan Arrival Categories, Documentation, and SAVE Responses

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: January 27, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Humanitarian Parole
SAVE is an online service that allows federal, state, and local benefit-granting agencies to verify a benefit applicant’s immigration status or naturalized/derived citizenship. It is administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, and is dedicated to providing tailored training, support, and service to meet participating agency needs. …

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