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Archived Webinar: Listening for Change: Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Client-Facing Staff

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 16, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This interactive webinar featured panelists working alongside refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities who discussed the benefits of Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and provide practical, inclusive approaches. 

Archived Webinar: Supporting Workers from Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Employment Rights
Employers can play a key role in ensuring their employees can confidently access COVID-19 vaccines, which is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This not only protects the lives and well-being of your employees, it protects your business from major disruptions. A growing number of employers are requiring that …

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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.

Archived Webinar: Access to Housing, Disaster Relief, and Homelessness Assistance Programs for Immigrants

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: December 2, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness, Federal Housing Programs
This webinar covers public assistance services and how immigration status affects — or doesn’t affect — one’s ability to receive assistance in housing, disaster relief, and/or homelessness.

Archived Webinar: Forum on Afghan Arrivals and Housing Needs

Author(s): Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Housing, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) invites you to learn about how you can help provide a warm welcome for Afghan allies and friends with primary attention on the urgent need for both transitional and long-term housing. In the midst of the outpouring of support, local resettlement organizations have been busier than ever receiving Afghans already evacuated …

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Archived Webinar: Hiring Afghan Humanitarian Parolees: What Service Providers and Employers Need to Know

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Humanitarian Parole
Hosted on November 17 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER); and Jenny Deines, Special Policy Counsel, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  This webinar featured a special guest presentation from …

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Archived Webinar: Community Sponsorship of Refugees: Methods and Examples

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: November 17, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Community sponsorship provides an avenue for individuals, groups, and organizations to participate in the resettlement of refugees. This webinar explored the various community sponsorship models and provide resources for communities wanting to take part in supporting refugee families. If you’re looking to better understand the options for community sponsorship, register to hear from experts and …

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Archived Webinar: Educational Experiences of Afghans: Learning from Afghan Refugee Students & Families

Author(s): Immigrant Connections
Date: November 10, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This facilitated panel discussion featured Afghan parents and students. It discussed background context, schooling in Afghanistan, research findings related to Afghan refugee high school young women, and implications for practice. The parent and student panel discussion included the following themes: What are schools like in Afghanistan? What are some of the challenges for students when …

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Archived Webinar: Applying Ambiguous Loss Theory to Torture Survivors: A Conversation with Pauline Boss

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: November 10, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
Description: Survivors of torture have endured multiple and often catastrophic losses – loved ones, home, identity, culture. Some of these may be understood as Ambiguous Losses – a loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding.   According to Dr. Pauline Boss, “Human relationships are ruptured indefinitely by ambiguous loss, causing trauma and frozen grief. While …

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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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