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Archived Webinar: Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Cultural and Religious Considerations – Module 3

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 20, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 20, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session four of a five part series. This video …

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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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Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Ethnicity and Consideration for Mitigating Interethnic Tension

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 14, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on September 13, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session one of a five part series. This video …

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Archived Webinar: Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Language & Working with Interpreters

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Hosted on September 6th, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session one of a five part series. This video covers language and working with interpreters. The curriculum offers a foundational body of knowledge of Afghan culture, provide contextualized information about working with …

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Archived Webinar: Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Afghan History

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 31, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Hosted on August 30, 2022 the training was delivered by Farid Saydee, Ph.D., MBA – President, Language Mentors International and Consultant. This is session one of a five part series. This video covers Afghan history. The curriculum offers a foundational body of knowledge of Afghan culture, provide contextualized information about working with Afghans while navigating …

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Toolkit: Cultural Validation and Translation Toolkit

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: August 22, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
This toolkit is designed to help agencies create a Cultural Validation and Translation Review process to ensure linguistic accuracy and cultural competence in messaging and services.

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugees from Ukraine

Author(s): EURITA
Date: July 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This resource, created by EURITA, provides guidance document provides resettlement communities with information on refugees from Ukraine.

Blog Post: Ramadan 2022: Help Clients Observe the Holy Month with Health and Safety in Mind

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: April 6, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Ramadan Mubarak! Muslims observing the Holy Month are eager to spend their nights breaking fast, reciting the Quran, praying nightly in congregation (for “taraweeh” and “qiyam al lail”), and connecting to their spirituality. This blog post shares how you can promote better public health to clients, so they can more safely enjoy Ramadan.

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.