Lifting Community Voice: How an Afghan Mothers’ Action Committee Transformed One CBO’s Approach to Community Engagement
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What will this webinar cover?
As a community-based organization (CBO) that serves Afghan newcomer families, the Rupani Foundation knows it’s essential to involve community members in the design and implementation of support services. Adopting a formal process of community engagement with Afghan mothers enabled this CBO to identify specific challenges and design culturally competent interventions that resonated more successfully with this newcomer population.
Community engagement emphasizes collaboration, active participation, and shared decision-making between community members and CBOs. It recognizes the importance of building trust, fostering relationships, and involving the community in all stages of program development, implementation, and evaluation. This webinar will share a best-practice model of community engagement and describe how one refugee service organization adopted the model to best serve Afghan newcomer communities in Houston, Texas.
Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is intended for frontline and management staff of community-based organizations (CBOs) who are interested in developing participant-guided program models and incorporating shared decision-making frameworks into their newcomer service delivery strategy.
Why should I participate?
After participating in this 75-minute session, you will be able to:
Describe the key elements needed to implement a community engagement model
Name actionable strategies for implementing a formalized community engagement program
Identify community assets and partners as stakeholders in community engagement
Identify community members who may influence the community adoption of program services