USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Journey of Hope: Cultural Orientation for Refugee Women in the United States  

Download the cultural orientation guide below. Each module is a separate file (PDF format).

Module I: Applied Life Skills (36 pages, 224k)

Section 1: General Orientation
Section 2: Cultural Orientation
Section 3: Banks & Bank Accounts
Section 4: Laundry
Section 5: Shopping
Section 6: Cleaning
Section 7: Chemical Storage
Section 8: Budgeting
Section 9: Transportation
Section 10: Driver's License
Section 11: Housing

Module II: Parenting (67 pages, 314k)

Series A: Parenting Children from Birth Through Twelve

Section 1: Introductions & Getting Started
Section 2: Child Development
Section 3: Child Abuse & Neglect
Section 4: Guidance vs. Discipline
Section 5: Time Out
Section 6: Behavior Management
Section 7: Behavior Management (continued)

Series B: Parenting Adolescents

Section 8: Introductions & Getting Started
Section 9: Child Development
Section 10: Parenting a Bicultural Teenager
Section 11: Parenting Adolescents
Section 12: Handling Problems
Section 13: Building Strong Relationships

Module III: Child Care (44 pages, 252k)

Section 1: Questionnaire & Child Care Setting
Section 2 The Needs of Children & the Cost of Care
Section 3: Licensed Child Care
Section 4: Visiting Child Care
Section 5: Getting Ready to Go

Module IV: Health & Wellness (115 pages, 610k)

Section 1: Nutrition
Section 2: Preventative Healthcare
Section 3: Substance Abuse (Cigarettes, Alcohol & Drugs)
Section 4: Counseling to Promote Physical Activity
Section 5: Counseling to Prevent Low Back Pain
Section 6: Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Section 7: Diabetes
Section 8: Gynecological Care
Section 9: Medications

Module V: Domestic Violence (24 pages, 246k)

Module VI: Public Benefits & Community Service (22 pages, 192k)

Section 1: Public Benefits & Community Services Assessment
Section 2: Family Assistance, Food Stamps, & Health Insurance Programs
Section 3: SSI & Disability Benefits
Section 4: WIC & Other Food Programs
Section 5: Community Services & How to Access Them

Appendices (94 pages, 1.07M)

Appendix A: Health & Wellness
Appendix B: Domestic Violence
Appendix C: Public Benefits & Community Service
Appendix D: Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation
Appendix E: Surveys

Glossary (14 pages, 56k)

Acronyms (2 pages, 23k)

References & Resources (78 pages, 2.9MB)

Section 1: Applied Life Skills
Section 2: Parenting
Section 3: Child Care
Section 4: Health & Wellness
Section 5: Domestic Violence/Violence Against Women
Section 6: Public Benefits & Community Service
Section 7: Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation

Bibliography (60 pages, 268k)

Section 1: Applied Life Skills
Section 2: Parenting
Section 3: Child Care
Section 4: Health & Wellness
Section 5: Women's Issues
Section 6: Public Benefits & Community Service
Section 7: Culture, Language, & Immigration Issues
Section 8: Education

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