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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. Webinar transcript and …

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Archived Webinar: Best Practices for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Afghan Communities

Author(s): 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: 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. Webinar transcript coming soon! In an emergency, like the crisis in Afghanistan, it is …

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Archived Webinar: Afghan Culture and Health Screening Considerations

Author(s): Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Hosted by the Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health on October 4, 2021, this webinar reviewed key considerations for health screening among newly arrived Afghan clients. Learning Objectives Understand the potential entry pathways and immigration standings of Afghan arrivals, including their impact on medical care/access List three required or recommended components of medical screening/care for …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Students and Families: A Workshop for US Educators

Author(s): Refugee Educator Academy
Date: October 2, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
The Refugee Educator Academy at the Center for Learning in Practice, in partnership with Childhood Education International, presented Welcoming Afghan Students & Families, a half-day conference for educators who support Afghan students and families newly arriving in the United States. The focus of virtual learning event was preparing registrants to provide the support needed to …

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Archived Webinar: Learn About Immigration Pathways for At-Risk Afghans

Author(s): International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP)
Date: September 10, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
As the security situation in Afghanistan remains dire, many Afghans and their friends and colleagues may be looking for information about U.S. humanitarian immigration pathways for Afghans. Some Afghans have also entered the U.S. with temporary parole status, leading to questions about how these pathways relate to options for permanent immigration status in the U.S. …

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Archived Webinar: Digital Skills in Refugee Integration: Lessons Learned from Research and Practice

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 9, 2021
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion
Hosted on September 9, 2021, this training was delivered by Miriam Potocky, Senior Research Associate, Switchboard; and Marwah Maasarani, Evaluation Officer, IRC.   Digital skills are a crucial element of successful integration. Access to communities, services, and rights often depends on, or is facilitated by, digital technology. Although many refugees are tech-savvy, many others have low …

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Archived Webinar: New Homes for New Refugees: A Template for Creating a Welcoming Landlord Network in your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
With recent shifts in federal policy, an almost seven fold increase in the ceiling on refugee admissions to the United States is expected from FY 2020 to FY 2022. For welcoming communities across America, accommodating this increase in refugees presents both an exciting opportunity and a formidable challenge. A significant part of meeting this challenge …

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