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1 Karen Devine Counselor, Roosevelt H.S.

2 Enrollment VOLAGS (Voluntary Agencies) Send to OLCE for international transcript evaluation International Newcomer Center at Roosevelt H.S. Questionnaire IMPACT enrollment for refugee students STLS status as long as agency is subsidizing housing (usually for 6 months)

3 Enrollment, continued Fee waivers Supplies Clothing/uniforms

4 Programming BLT will administer ACCESS to determine placement… 16010 Internship I 16020 Internship II 18910 Literacy Art Music PE 3 Language or drama ESL/Bilingual Content Area

5 Orientation Video/s Calendar Healthy Homework Habits Family Backpack Family Nights Interpreters Tutoring Mentoring

6 Table 1.1 Primary Refugee Arrivals by State, Fiscal Year 2007 and 2009 Primary Refugee Arrivals by State Fiscal Year 2007 Primary Refugee Arrivals by State Fiscal year 2009 California 6,706 California 9,480 Texas 4,401 Texas 5,130 MINNESOTA 3,198 Florida 3,723 New York 2,978 New York 3,631 Florida 2,691 Arizona 3,006 Washington 2,216 Michigan 3,298 Arizona 1,992 Illinois 2,429 Illinois 1,872 District of Columbia 2,325 North Carolina 1,810 Washington 2,254 Georgia 1,617 Indiana 1,525 Virginia 1,475 Ohio 1,352 MINNESOTA 1,329

7 How can counselors help refugees and newcomers acculturate into new school setting? Acknowledging frustration. Setting achievable tasks Offering praise. Providing a specific quiet area (for avoidance). Giving explanations of what you are doing. Giving clear expectations about goals for achievement. Acknowledging effort. Applying pressure for participation. Giving students as much choice as possible with respect to disclosing personal family information or background history. Allowing time out. Encouraging students with positive reinforcement Not assuming Encourage students to be experts or teachers of their language, culture, experience

8 Activities/Groups Art Flags Quilt Handbound journals Drama Groups Health Club Group for Girls

9 School-wide Ask agencies to do inservice re groups resettling Students present country, culture, and/or language to fellow students International Night

10 Post-Secondary Essays Undocumented FAFSA

11 Resources OLCE: Office of Language and Culture 553-1936 International Newcomer Center, RHS: Director: Shana Wills, 534-0586 Cultural Orientation Resource Center culturalorientation.net Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR): icirr.org


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