- Hartman, Susan A New Life for Refugees, and the City They Adopted, New York Times August 10, 2014
Susan Hartman travelled to Utica multiple times during the course of writing this article. She developed a deep understanding of the community which can be felt when reading the article. This might seem like an unexpected corner of America to plant roots for Somali Bantus who have fled persecution, but in fact they are part of a remarkable story: the evolution of Utica into a city of refugees. A large concentration of immigrants who have come here seeking sanctuary, including Vietnamese, Bosnians and Burmese, have transformed this once-fading industrial town.
- Zogby, John. Six Continents, One Hometown: Public Opinion on Refugee Resettlement in Utica, Zogby Analytics, April 1, 2013
the impact of this institution [MVRCR] cannot be overestimated Above all it is the source of the metaphorical sign that says Welcome to Utica.
- Onondaga Citizens League, The World At Our Doorstep, 2012-2013 Study, Report No. 32.
- Letson, Al. State of the Re:Union. Utica: City with a Warm Hear. National Public Radio. Spring 2012 Series
- ISED Solutions, Exploring Refugee Integration: Experiences in Four American Communities, June 2010.
- Burnett, Derek, Readers Digest, Second Chance City, August 2007.
- UNHCR, Refugees, The Town That Loves Refugees, Volume1, Number 138, 2005.
- Hagstrom, Paul. The Fiscal Impact of Refugee Resettlement in the Mohawk Valley, Hamilton College and the Arthur Levitt Center for Public Affairs, 2001.
- How refugee resettlement became a revival strategy for this struggling town
For more resources related to culture, health, education, or other specific topics regarding refugee resettlement and services providers please visit the resources page under Cultural Competency.
Cultural Orientation Resource Center (COR)
The Cultural Orientation Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of State,e Bureeau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to ensure that CO is effective, accurate, and culturally and linguistically appropriate, as well as to produce reliable and useful information about refugee groups. The COR Center works closely with U.S. government agencies, international organizations, providers, community partners, mainstream service providers, and area specialist to assess needs and develop relevant and timely online and hard-copy orientation resources and group-specific materials.
Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center
RHTAC is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The Refugee and Immigrant Health Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is the lead agency. The RHTAC leadership team consists of nationally-recognized organizations with extensive experience in the field of refugee health and in improving the quality of services to refugees.
EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the worlds known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive source of information of its kind.
The National Center for Cultural Competency
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.
Books - General
- Outcasts United, Warren St. John, 2009
- The Middle of Everywhere, Mary Pipher, 2002
- Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America, David W. Haines 2010
- Human Cargo: A journey Among Refugees, Caroline Moorehead, 2005
- Zlatas Diary, Zlata Filupovic, 1994
- Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan, Michael Hutt, 2005
- What is the What, Dave Eggers, 2006
- Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees, Deborah Ellis, 2009