Strengthening Orientation for Refugees and Resettlement Agencies

11:00am - 12:30pm

Meeting Rooms 12, 13, 14

Presented at: National Migration Conference

CAL staff Colleen Mahar-Piersma and Dani Abrams will co-present with Marisa Rogers of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services, addressing the best practices and capacity needs of local programs with regard to their delivery of refugee orientation. The session will also take a look at the development, rollout, and implementation of CAL’s recently released domestic cultural orientation curriculum, Making Your Way. The session will also provide local program staff the opportunity to discuss their experience of using/adapting the CO curriculum and other challenges in delivering CO topics to newly arrived refugees.