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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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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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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.
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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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Guide: Tuberculosis Cultural Quick Reference Guide: Afghanistan

Author(s): University of Florida
Date: November 1, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Country Guides, Tuberculosis
This two-page Cultural Quick Reference Guide for Afghanistan supports the provider-client relationship by giving country-specific information on cultural norms, health practices, and courtesies to observe to enhance communication. Languages and literacy, personal greetings, naming conventions, and non-verbal signals are included. Facts about tuberculosis (TB) in country with details on stigma, traditional beliefs and remedies used …

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Archived Webinar: Who are the Afghan Newcomers? Understanding the Background and Socio-cultural Strengths and Needs of Afghan Evacuees to the U.S.

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 26, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
Hosted on October 26, 2021, this training was delivered by Farid Saydee, President of Language Mentors International; Durana Saydee, Research Associate with Language Mentors International; Haris Tarin, Sr. Policy Advisor, Dept. of Homeland Security; Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, Consultant with U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI); and Wais Khairandesh, Mental Health Therapist.  This webinar provided …

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Guide: Somali Refugee Health Profile

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: August 9, 2018
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This refugee health profile from the CDC provides detailed information on Somali refugees including their background, priority health conditions, population movements, healthcare and diet, medical screening of U.S.-bound refugees, and health conditions to consider during post-arrival medical screening.

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugee Families from Somalia

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide provides general cultural information on refugees and cultural groups from Somalia. This resource provides basic information to help staff begin discussions with families and communities. 

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugee Families from Iraq

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide provides general cultural information on refugees and cultural groups from Iraq. This resource provides basic information to help staff begin discussions with families and communities. 

Guide: Cultural Backgrounder: Refugee Families from Burma

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), Head Start
Date: July 16, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Country Guides
This guide provides general cultural information on refugees and cultural groups from Burma (Myanmar). This resource provides basic information to help staff begin discussions with families and communities.