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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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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: Innovative Housing Spotlight: Partnership with a College Campus to Welcome Afghan Families

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 6, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Do you support refugees and newcomers with affordable housing services? This blog post is for you! Switchboard has partnered with Refugee Housing Solutions to share training and promising practices related to housing solutions for newcomers. Today, we’re spotlighting the innovative housing work of World Learning Inc., a global nonprofit and accredited academic institution with a …

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Blog Post: Parenting My Sibling: An Afghan American Social Worker’s Integration Journey

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Guardianship, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
 Switchboard is committed to sharing stories of lived experiences with service providers across the U.S. Today, Switchboard is sharing the anonymous story of an Afghan American Social Worker who arrived in the United States as an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor.  Experiences in the U.S. Foster Care System At the early age of 14, I was forced …

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E-learning: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 28, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Upon completing all five trainings, participants will be able to:   • Describe key historical, political, and cultural experiences of Afghan newcomers • Name major ethnic groups in Afghanistan and recognize considerations for mitigating interethnic tension • Describe factors that affect communication and name effective ways of working with Dari and Pashto interpreters • Describe common …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Gender & Gender Sensitive Services – Module 5

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 27, 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 27, 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 covers …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural and Practical Considerations for Working with Afghan Clients, Cultural and Religious Considerations – Module 4

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 – Module 3

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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