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Poster: The U-Curve of Cultural Adjustment

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
This poster shows the common phases of cultural adjustment that most people experience when moving to or visiting a new place. It is important to note that the length and intensity of each phase will vary, and that a newcomer may skip a phase altogether (such as those who plan to move on to another …

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Poster: Housing in the United States

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: October 14, 2019
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Housing Orientation, Landlords
Housing in the United States varies greatly depending on your location, specific family considerations, and what is available when you arrive. This poster describes different types of housing, provides visuals on what your new home might look like, and details the responsibilities of tenants and landlords, and information you will need to sign a lease. 

Poster: Employment in the United States

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: October 14, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Searching for a job is one of the first things you will do upon your arrival in the United States. Early employment is essential to survival. Your resettlement agency may help you, but you are your own best resource. This poster provides tips on good places to look for a job and the steps to …

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Toolkit: Refugee Training and Orientation: A Guide and Workbook for Service Providers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: January 30, 2015
Topic(s): Adult Education, Organizational Development
This training-of-trainers (ToT) guide was developed for service providers who work with refugees overseas or domestically to enhance understanding and delivery of orientation and training. The purpose of this guide is to provide new trainers, experienced trainers, and supervisors with a comprehensive tool that can be used to enhance the design and delivery of refugee …

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Video: Faces of Resettlement

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Date: August 19, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement
This 10-minute video features refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Iraq, and Sudan. It presents a positive portrait of their lives in the U.S. as they become fully integrated, productive citizens. It is intended to promote dialogue about refugees.