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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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Tip Sheet: USDA Rural Housing Service Program: An Available Option for the Afghan Resettlement Program

Author(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Date: December 14, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides direct financial rental assistance for qualifying tenants under short-term (6-12 months) and long-term (12 months+) housing programs. USDA has determined that many Afghan arrivals, including those who are part of the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA), may qualify for this program. Under the USDA program, rental …

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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.

Guide: Operation Allies Welcome: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs & Resources

Author(s): Department of Housing and Urban Development
Date: November 29, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
This resource list, developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), includes information that clients can use if they need help with housing. Available assistance will depend on their immigration status; their income level or other eligibility criteria; and availability of the housing or assistance in the area. 

Guide: U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), The Tent Foundation
Date: November 22, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
The U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees is a manual for businesses that answers common questions about hiring Afghans who have recently arrived in the United States. It was developed by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent). It includes information on why to hire Afghan refugees, how …

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E-learning: Caring for Newly Arrived Afghans

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Developed by the Global Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this free four-hour course, composed of recorded lectures and interactive lessons, helps prepare providers to serve newly arrived Afghans. It covers topics ranging from Operation: Allies Welcome (OAW) to Afghan cultural background, to general and skin medical exams, to mental health care, to clinical observations …

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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). Webinar FAQ coming soon! This webinar featured a …

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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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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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