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Guide: Afghan Backgrounder

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: December 23, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information to cultivate a general understanding of Afghans arriving in the U.S. The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan is complex and spans decades. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates in providing culturally appropriate Cultural Orientations (CO) and other services to newly …

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Archived Webinar: Service Provider Roundtable: Supporting Afghan Women

Author(s): Canadian Women's Foundation
Date: December 7, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
This webinar discussed the ways service providers can better support Afghan women, girls and gender-diverse people. It focused on what women and girls from Afghanistan will encounter on arrival in Canada, their specific service needs, and support for rebuilding their lives.

Blog Post: A Collection of Resources for Onboarding New Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: November 17, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development
This blog post, written in partnership with Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), shares resources for new refugee service providers organized by topics such as case management, understanding refugee populations, equity and inclusion, mental health, and more.
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Guide: Tuberculosis Cultural Quick Reference Guide: Afghanistan

Author(s): University of Florida
Date: November 1, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Country Guides, Tuberculosis
This two-page Cultural Quick Reference Guide for Afghanistan supports the provider-client relationship by giving country-specific information on cultural norms, health practices, and courtesies to observe to enhance communication. Languages and literacy, personal greetings, naming conventions, and non-verbal signals are included. Facts about tuberculosis (TB) in country with details on stigma, traditional beliefs and remedies used …

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Archived Webinar: Who are the Afghan Newcomers? Understanding the Background and Socio-cultural Strengths and Needs of Afghan Evacuees to the U.S.

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 26, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
Hosted on October 26, 2021, this training was delivered by Farid Saydee, President of Language Mentors International; Durana Saydee, Research Associate with Language Mentors International; Haris Tarin, Sr. Policy Advisor, Dept. of Homeland Security; Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, Consultant with U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI); and Wais Khairandesh, Mental Health Therapist.  This webinar provided …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Islamic Society of North America
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This webinar discussed the recent arrivals of Afghan newcomers to the U.S., as well as ongoing efforts by Muslim Americans to assist this population. Featured speakers included Haris Tarin, Rizwan Jaka, Nila Latif, Rifat Malik, and Yaqub Zargarpur. 

Archived Webinar: Who are Refugees and How Do They Arrive in the United States? Understanding the Refugee Resettlement Process

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 7, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
Hosted on October 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Mak Suceska, State Refugee Coordinator for Iowa; Khadra Bashir, R&P Program Manager, ECDC; Khine Zaw, Paralegal, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.  This webinar provided an overview of the refugee resettlement process, from flight and displacement to arrival …

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Video: Who are Refugees and How Do They Arrive in the United States?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 6, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This animated video explains the process of refugee resettlement, from flight and displacement to arrival and integration, through the true story of a family’s resettlement experience. This video is designed as an onboarding resource for staff new to the field of refugee resettlement. It is accompanied by a toolkit that includes a reflection activity, a …

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Archived Webinar: Creating a Welcoming and Healing Environment for Newly Arriving Afghan Children and Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar, presented by the University of Minnesota, includes four sections including: health literacy and cultural competence; reflections and perspectives; coming with funds of knowledge; and from trauma to resilience. 

Archived Webinar: Panel Discussion on Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 30, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Safety
Hosted on June 30, 2021, the training was delivered by Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead, National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT); Fasil Aragaw, Refugee Integration Specialist, Gulf Coast JFCS ; Dr. Tadios Belay, Founder and President, Board of Directors of the U.S. Africa Institute and Angie Uwimana, Interpreter, Gulf Coast JFCS.  Race and racism are difficult …

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