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Karen Devine Counselor, Roosevelt H.S.
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)
Enrollment, continued Fee waivers Supplies Clothing/uniforms
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
Orientation Video/s Calendar Healthy Homework Habits
Family Backpack Family Nights Interpreters
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 Texas 4,401 MINNESOTA New York Florida Washington Arizona Illinois North Carolina Georgia Virginia Ohio 1,352
6,706 Texas 3,198 2,978 2,691 2,216 1,992 1,872 1,810 1,617 1,475
Florida New York Arizona Michigan Illinois District of Columbia Washington Indiana
3,723 3,631 3,006 3,298 2,429 2,325 2,254 1,525
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
Activities/Groups Art Flags Quilt Handbound journals Drama Groups Health Club Group for Girls
School-wide Ask agencies to do inservice re groups
resettling Students present country, culture, and/or language to fellow students International Night
Post-Secondary Essays Undocumented FAFSA
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