Community Needs Assessments

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Community Needs Assessments with Newcomers

To do their work effectively, refugee service providers must seek to understand the strengths, needs, cultural norms, preferences, and dynamics of diverse newcomer communities. One way to help gather this essential information is community needs assessments. In this evidence-based guide, you will discover what community needs assessments are and how you can use them to learn from communities while being mindful of cultural sensitivity, ethical considerations, and histories of trauma and vulnerability.