Serving our new neighbors from Afghanistan

Georgia is expecting 200 Afghan families in the next few months. Is your organization ready?

Islamic Speakers Bureau’s new project will help resettlement agencies working with Afghan newcomers.  There will be an information session for the agencies and anyone else - volunteers, faith communities -who might be interested.  Here's a link to the eventbrite invite to an info session, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m.  Invitation

Cultural Competency Training specifically focused on Afghan newcomers will provide background on Afghanistan’s history and people, an exploration of cultural values, etiquette, and behaviors, details on culture-based gender roles, tips for managing adjustment while coping with PTSD, The Do’s & Don’ts for working with Afghan newcomers. The virtual training takes 90 minutes and is free of charge.  To schedule a training session for staff and/or volunteers, complete the registration form on the ISB website, email info@isbatlanta.org or call 404-632-3550.

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