In the Literature: Adaptation of an Acculturation Scale for African Refugee Women. Johnson-Agbakwu CE, Flynn P, Asiedu GB, Hedberg E, Breitkopf CR. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Resource: Safe, Smart & Healthy Videos Online
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)
Refugee Services health orientation videos, Safe, Smart & Healthy: Keys to Success in Your New Home, are now available online in over 30 languages, including Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dzongkha (Bhutanese), Hakha (Chin), S’gaw Karen, Somali, and Swahili.
Resource: Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center, located at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education
This toolkit offers explanations, tips, materials, and links to help ESOL teachers and programs better understand and address the health literacy challenges faced by adult English language learners in the U.S.
Training: Messages that Matter- Communications webinar
Learn the value of framing your message, positive messaging about refugees that’s been proven to inspire and engage communities, and how to use communications messaging and stories to support the needs of your organization.
Tuesday, Sept 24, 2013 from 3:00-4:30pm ET.
News: Sept 15-22 is National Welcoming Week
Nationwide community events to promote spirit of unity between U.S. and foreign-born Americans. Find events in your area or download Welcoming Week resources to launch the campaign in your neighborhood!
Training: Building Meaningful Contact with Refugees and Receiving Communities
Learn how to find new champions for refugee resettlement and services, prevent community tensions between refugees and receiving communities, and strengthen program sustainability by increasing volunteerism.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 1:00-2:30pm ET.
Event: 2013 National Immigrant Integration Conference
Presented by: The National Partnership for New Americans
For policymakers, practitioners, refugee resettlement professionals, faith leaders, funders, organizers, researchers, business representatives, and others stakeholders.
November 17-19, 2013, Miami, FL.
Event: 2013 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference: Issues and Innovations
Presented by: Adult Learning Resource Center
For providers who work with refugees and immigrants in fields such as education, health care, social services, job development, and advocacy.
October 10-11, 2013, Chicago, IL.
Resource: Stronger Together: An Economic Messaging Toolkit
Communications toolkit contains refugee integration messages that resonate with businesses, governments, and other community members in receiving communities. Toolkit also explains how to identify key audiences and frame an appropriate message for them.
Event: Fostering Community Engagement: The Boise Experience
Webinar about the city of Boise’s comprehensive approach to welcoming refugees and immigrants into the community and how you can work towards bringing this approach to your own community.
Thursday May 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST