The 2020-21 Post-Arrival Orientation may be held virtually or in-person provided state, territorial, tribal, and local recommendations and requirements are followed, however any in-person orientation must include a virtual option given that some volunteers, participants, and host families will be more comfortable attending a virtual orientation. A new Post-Arrival Orientation PowerPoint Presentation in line with the new Student Learning Journey 2.0, and complete with facilitator notes and resources, can be found below. It contains optional activities for Host Families. Please feel free to combine activities from the 2020-21 PowerPoint Presentation with those found in the previous material as long as the overall goals of the orientation continue to be met.
This Orientation is usually held approximately 4-6 weeks after the Arrival Orientation. It is a good opportunity for volunteers to evaluate the relationship between the student and the host family.
The Post-Arrival Orientation delves deeper into the Cultural Realm as students have already had the opportunity to experience some of the host culture. It is an ideal opportunity for deeper conversations about what the students have learned about themselves, their home and host cultures, and what challenges they may be facing.
All of the resources you need to conduct a Post-Arrival orientation are listed below and attached.
- 2021-22 Post Arrival Orientation PPT- In Person (contains activities for Host Parents)
- 2021-22 Post Arrival Orientation PPT- Virtual (contains activities for Host Parents)
- 2018 Post-Arrival Orientation Leader Guide
- 2018 Post-Arrival Orientation PowerPoint (optional but highly recommended)
- Post-Arrival Orientation "Comparing Values" Activity (listed in Leader Guide)
- Post-Arrival Checking-In Survey for Students
- Post-Arrival Orientation Optional Survey for Host Siblings (optional)
- Risky Scenarios #1-4 (listed in Leader Guide)
- Cultural Values – Statements and Explanations
- “Your Body, Your Safety” pamphlet - a required resource for students at/around Post-Arrival Orientation about recognizing and reporting sexual misconduct (Printer settings for the pamphlet: color or grayscale (color preferred), landscape mode, print on two sides, flip on short edge)
- “Emotional Passport”- a tool to help guide participants in identifying and utilizing self-care strategies. This can be used as a group guided activity or one-on-one. Keep in mind, the concept of “self-care” is likely unfamiliar to any hosted participants.
- Additional Activities Booklet
Here is the recorded Post-Arrival Orientation webinar from 9/13/18. Please feel free to share the link with others involved in the Post-Arrival Orientation.
Based on feedback from field staff and volunteers, the Post-Arrival Orientation Leader Guide has been adjusted to reflect the following recommendation. However, the revised text doesn’t mean that the Leader Guide must be re-printed. The revised text, under the “Required Student Handouts” now reads: Note: The "Safety & Sexual Misconduct" pamphlet is recommended, but not required for Post-Arrival. However, it is a required resource and should be distributed to each student at/soon after the Post-Arrival Orientation.
The pamphlet does relate to the topic talked about in Risky Scenario #2. However, if the pamphlet is not distributed or referenced in the Post-Arrival Orientation, it doesn’t impact the activity or discussion.
Here is the recorded Post-Arrival Orientation webinar from 9/13/18 and the recorded Post-Arrival Orientation webinar from 9/17/18 (1-hour, comprehensive webinar ideal for first-time leaders of Post-Arrival Orientation)
Please remember to log your orientation in Global Link- thank you!