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Archived Webinar: Hiring Afghan Humanitarian Parolees: What Service Providers and Employers Need to Know

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Humanitarian Parole
Hosted on November 17 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER); and Jenny Deines, Special Policy Counsel, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER). Webinar FAQ coming soon! This webinar featured a …

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Archived Webinar: Applying Ambiguous Loss Theory to Torture Survivors: A Conversation with Pauline Boss

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: November 10, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
Description: Survivors of torture have endured multiple and often catastrophic losses – loved ones, home, identity, culture. Some of these may be understood as Ambiguous Losses – a loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding.   According to Dr. Pauline Boss, “Human relationships are ruptured indefinitely by ambiguous loss, causing trauma and frozen grief. While …

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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 United States

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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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 – Where We are and the Path Ahead for Staff and Patients

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID-19, and risked bringing …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Islamic Society of North America
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This webinar discussed the recent arrivals of Afghan newcomers to the U.S., as well as ongoing efforts by Muslim Americans to assist this population. Featured speakers included Haris Tarin, Rizwan Jaka, Nila Latif, Rifat Malik, and Yaqub Zargarpur. 
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Archived Webinar: Best Practices for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Afghan Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: October 20, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Afghan newcomers and other immigrants deserve equitable healthcare access and education, and that includes COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. This webinar, hosted by NRC-RIM, discussed how the Afghan Health Initiative, Washington State Department of Health, and clinicians serving refugee and immigrant communities have worked with community leaders to overcome challenges, build on community strengths, and improve …

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Archived Webinar: Who are Refugees and How Do They Arrive in the United States? Understanding the Refugee Resettlement Process

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 7, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness
Hosted on October 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Mak Suceska, State Refugee Coordinator for Iowa; Khadra Bashir, R&P Program Manager, ECDC; Khine Zaw, Paralegal, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.  This webinar provided an overview of the refugee resettlement process, from flight and displacement to arrival …

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Archived Webinar: Creating a Welcoming and Healing Environment for Newly Arriving Afghan Children and Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar, presented by the University of Minnesota, includes four sections including: health literacy and cultural competence; reflections and perspectives; coming with funds of knowledge; and from trauma to resilience. 

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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Archived Webinar: Psychological First Aid (PFA) to Support Clients Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on October 4, 2021, this training was delivered by Beth Farmer, Director for Safety, Education, and Wellness, IRC; Maliha Mirza, Behavioral Health Social Worker, HealthPoint ; and Dr. Omar Reda, Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Founder of Project Untangled Model of Care.  In an emergency, like the crisis in Afghanistan, it is common to have a …

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