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Guide: Ukrainian Backgrounder

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: October 18, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a general understanding of Ukrainians who are arriving in the U.S. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates and partners to provide culturally appropriate Cultural Orientation (CO) and other services to newly arrived Ukrainians. The information provided …

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Blog Post: Resource List: Serving Ukrainian Newcomers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
In early 2022, President Biden announced that the United States would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian newcomers and others affected by the Russian invasion that took place in February. The resettlement network is working to support Ukrainians by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This blog post, created …

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Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Congolese

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This backgrounder contains historical, political, and cultural information intended to cultivate a general understanding of Congolese who are arriving to the U.S. The ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complex and spans decades. CORE produced this backgrounder to aid U.S. Resettlement Agencies (RAs) and their local affiliates to provide culturally appropriate Cultural …

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E-learning: Navigating Identity and Inclusion in Refugee Resettlement

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: February 25, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
In this course, you will explore concepts of identity, intersectionality, and inclusivity, with a focus on their relevance to refugees’ lived experiences. Through stories and reflective exercises, you will be able to define these terms, as well as identify strategies and take action to deliver inclusive Cultural Orientation (CO) and apply these concepts to other …

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Video: U. S. Laws Overview

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: February 14, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
This short video covers basic foundational knowledge about U.S. laws that can be used as a primer to share more in-depth details about other specific U.S. laws. It is available in Dari, English, and Pashto. 

Archived Webinar: New to Refugee Services? Free Training, Technical Assistance, and Tools to Help You in Your Work

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: January 20, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
This webinar is presented by Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) and Switchboard. Hosted on January 20, 2021, the training was delivered by Manar Marouf, Senior Training Coordinator, CORE; and Rebecca Mulqueen, Program Officer for Learning and Knowledge Management, Switchboard. If you are new to refugee services, you may have many questions about your role. We …

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Backgrounder with photo of Afghan flag

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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Blog Post: A Collection of Resources for Onboarding New Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: November 17, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development
This blog post, written in partnership with Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), shares resources for new refugee service providers organized by topics such as case management, understanding refugee populations, equity and inclusion, mental health, and more.

Archived Webinar: Cultural Orientation for Afghan Arrivals

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
How is the Cultural Orientation continuum responding to the Afghan arrivals? In this webinar, learn about developments in key Cultural Orientation messaging taking place before departure to local Resettlement Agencies. You will also receive guidance on covering Cultural Orientation for Afghans served through the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA), including strategies and access to …

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Podcast: Resettling to the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: April 14, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This 6:30 minute podcast provides important information to assist those resettling during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ways your resettlement agency may communication with you, whether via phone, delivery of documents, mail, or flyers and posters. The podcast also explains your rights and responsibilities, including staying calm and informed, making a plan in case someone …

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