Welcome to the United States: Guidebook for Refugees

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

This Guidebook, available from the Cultural Orientation Resource Center, is intended to give refugees information about fundamental aspects of life in the United States and includes the following chapters: Pre-Arrival Processing, The Resettlement Agency, Community Services, Housing, Transportation, Employment, Education, Health, Managing your Money, Rights and Responsibilities, and Cultural Adjustment. You may download the guide in PDF format in a variety of languages, including:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Karen
  • Kirundi
  • Nepali
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tigrigna


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