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

Author(s): Department of Housing and Urban Development
Date: May 20, 2022
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: School Enrollment for Students in Temporary Housing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Housing
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Ensuring access to education is an essential element of resettlement. Finding affordable housing is a significant challenge in most communities in the U.S., and at times, clients may be unhoused or in temporary housing. This guide discusses school enrollment for children and youth who are facing this circumstance. The McKinney-Vento/Homeless Assistance Act is a U.S. …

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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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Guide: Destination Guides

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: March 17, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement
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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