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Blog Post: Getting to Know Afghan Newcomers: Considerations for Culturally Aware Communication

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 2, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
In the last year, over 80,000 Afghan newcomers have arrived in the United States. As with most populations, there is a lot of diversity and complexity among Afghans, and knowledge of these nuances helps us better serve newcomers. Culturally aware communication is especially essential for strong rapport building, which leads to smooth and successful integration …

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Blog Post: Supporting Job Seekers with Backgrounds in Aviation: Ideas and Resources for Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 21, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
In support of Afghan pilots who have resettled in the U.S., Upwardly Global published a landscape assessment and proposed program plan earlier this year. The scope of the research included a high-level overview of potential pathways in the U.S., as well as proposed tools for service providers to help these individuals find skill-aligned employment. This …

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Blog Post: It Takes a Village: Learning from Statewide Housing Partnerships in Idaho

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 2, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
As we enter the final months of 2022, it’s clear that refugee resettlement in the United States looks different than it did in past years. Refugee Housing Solutions spoke to Christina Bruce-Bennion, Service Coordination Program Manager at the Idaho Office for Refugees, about navigating these shifts as they pertain to housing partnerships. Bruce-Bennion has worked …

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Archived Webinar: Questions and Answers: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 25, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Hosted on October 25, 2022, the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, PhD, Adjunct Professor at the School of Curriculum and Teaching at Kean University; Madina Masumi, MEd, Switchboard Training Officer with a focus on cultural awareness; Maliha Mirza, MSW, Switchboard Training Officer with a focus on case management; and, Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, PhD, International …

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Video: Vermont Language Justice Project: How to Use the Pharmacy Videos

Author(s): Vermont Language Justice Project
Date: October 25, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
The Vermont Language Justice Project produced a very useful set of videos on how to pick up medications from the pharmacy. They are available in 15 languages.

Archived Webinar: Assisting Newcomers with Navigating the U.S. Health Care System: An Introduction for Direct Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 20, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
Hosted on October 19, 2022, the training was delivered by Mary Fabio, MD, Marc J. Altshuler, MD, Ariel Ressler MacNeill, MPH, and Blain Mamo, MPH. Recently arrived newcomers to the United States and the service providers who support them face many barriers in navigating the complex U.S. health care system. While systems navigation is difficult …

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Toolkit: Housing Toolkit: Navigating Online Housing Resources & Housing Search

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 14, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
Finding the appropriate housing requires having the right tools, and the internet is a tool that can improve and expand one’s housing search. This resource page, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, will connect you to federal, state, and housing providers, search engines, and other sources. It will also provide property managers and landlords with accessible …

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Archived Webinar: How to Make Your Rental Operations Culturally and Refugee-Friendly

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
In this webinar, hosted by Refugee Housing Solutions, landlords and property managers learn the benefits of renting to newcomers and how to make their rental operations culturally and refugee-friendly during the lease term.  

Guide: Landlord Opportunities: Renting to Newcomers

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
This factsheet, adapted from a CWS resource, highlights the benefits of renting to refugees to address landlords and property managers’ hesitancies in providing permanent housing solutions. This resource also aims to cultivate a general understanding of the services and financial assistance granted to newcomers.

Tool or Template: Home Set-up Guide

Author(s): Refugee Housing Solutions
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation
This resource, created by Refugee Housing Solutions, provides Resettlement Agencies and their affiliates with an apartment and home set-up guide as they prepare for and take part in a home set-up for refugees.