Service Provider Training & Community Education
Upon request, IRCM conducts cultural presentations, workshops and training for service providers and community members throughout the state of Maine. Cultural presentations are designed to orient attendees to the background and history of refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers to legislation and immigration laws, to political and religious cultural diversity, and to the challenges facing children of newly arrived families.
CommunityEducation also includes two community workshops for newly arrived refugees, secondary migrants and asylum seekers on the last Friday of each month.
The morning workshop is always an intro to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the New Mainer Community and the afternoon workshop is always a predetermined topic based on the recognized emerging needs (local resources, schools, employment opportunities, housing, legal matters, etc.) and other set topics such as Sexual Assault Awareness month in April, IRCM’s Back to School Campaign in August and Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, with guest speakers equipped to talk about the topic and engaging conversations and activities for participants.
Lastly, IRCM holds speeches and talks at different community spaces, such as churches and mosques, to talk to the community about different issues impacting our people.