This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Visit www.SwitchboardTA.org to learn more.
★ What will this webinar cover?
This webinar will provide an overview of events leading to the displacement of Afghan newcomers to the U.S. (also known as evacuees from Afghanistan). It will also cover the social and cultural aspects that distinguish this population from other refugee groups in the United States. This foundational information will help participants be better positioned to properly support newly arrived Afghans through services that align with their socio-cultural strengths and needs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel composed of qualified experts on the topic.
★ Is this webinar for me?
This webinar will be useful for all resettlement service providers who will be working with incoming Afghan clients, including humanitarian parolees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, and others. The webinar will also be beneficial for community members who are interested in learning about the latest developments in Afghanistan and the various intersecting struggles Afghan new arrivals may face post-resettlement, for the purposes of easing and facilitating their transition to life in the U.S.
★ Why Should I attend?
After attending this 90-minute webinar, you will be able to:
• Define “Afghan newcomers” and recognize the events that have led to their displacement;
• Name basic cultural guidelines related to “do’s” and “don’ts” when interacting with Afghan clients;
• Name expectations and misconceptions about resettlement services in the United States that you may encounter among Afghan clients; and
• Communicate with the Afghan newcomers more effectively using provided tips and guidelines.