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Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Ethnicity and Consideration for Mitigating Interethnic Tension – Module 3

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 14, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 13, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session one of a five part series. This video …

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Archived Webinar: Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Language & Working with Interpreters – Module 2

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Hosted on September 6th, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session one of a five part series. This video covers language and working with interpreters. The curriculum offers a foundational body of knowledge of Afghan culture, provide contextualized information about working with …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Afghan History – Module 1

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Hosted on August 30, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session one of a five part series. This video covers Afghan history. The curriculum offers a foundational body of knowledge of Afghan culture, provide contextualized information about working with Afghans while navigating …

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Toolkit: Cultural Validation and Translation Toolkit

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
This toolkit is designed to help agencies create a Cultural Validation and Translation Review process to ensure linguistic accuracy and cultural competence in messaging and services.

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugees from Ukraine

Author(s): EURITA
Date: July 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This resource, created by EURITA, provides guidance document provides resettlement communities with information on refugees from Ukraine.

Blog Post: Ramadan 2022: Help Clients Observe the Holy Month with Health and Safety in Mind

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: April 6, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Ramadan Mubarak! Muslims observing the Holy Month are eager to spend their nights breaking fast, reciting the Quran, praying nightly in congregation (for “taraweeh” and “qiyam al lail”), and connecting to their spirituality. This blog post shares how you can promote better public health to clients, so they can more safely enjoy Ramadan.

Blog Post: Supporting Afghan Clients’ Food Needs during Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This blog post suggests ways that refugee service providers can help meet the food needs of Afghan clients who are observing Ramadan while living in temporary housing.

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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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.