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Alert: Fraud scheme targeting refugees and other recent immigrants

There are several criminals seeking to take advantage of newly arrived refugees who may not realize the need to protect their personal information from thieves and other criminals.  
 
The Bhutanese community of Minnesota reports a new variation on a common fraud scheme.

Unaccompanied Children and Health Care

As a part of the National Immigration Law Center's excellent web page on Unaccompanied Children, they created this FAQ about Unaccompanied Children and Healthcare: 

Recently, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has apprehended nearly 63,000 unaccompanied children at the border since October 2013. The vast majority of the children are nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and are fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries.

Questions and Answers about Targeted Case Management

Friday, 22 August 2014

Targeted Case Management is a federal program that is managed by the states, with counties providing the actual case management services either by their own social workers or by contracting with third party vendors for special population groups. For survivor of torture treatment programs that are in a position to take advantage of it, Targeted Case Management can produce strong revenue.

But what does it take for programs to be able to successfully conduct TCM? In this webinar we will have a conversation with representatives from each of the departments in CVT that were involved in launching and conducting CVT's Targeted Case Management Program: Pete Dross will speak to the political process that involves relationship-building with county commissioners and professional health and human services staff; Andrea Northwood will address the internal clinical process of altering the social services/case management function to conform to TCM requirements and training case managers on the new requirements; Gena Holland will speak to the financial/administrative process that facilitates billing.

Inspiring Patients, Traumatic Stories: Finding Balance at Libertas

By Valerie Thompson, CVT volunteer

When you speak with Dr. Dinali Fernando you get the impression that she thrives in a certain controlled chaos. You know immediately that she is enthusiastic, animated and very, very passionate.

Dr. Dinali Fernando, Libertas Center for Human RightsDr. Dinali Fernando, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the Libertas Center for Human Rights in Queens, New York, as well as an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It was while doing a graduate internship in immigrant and refugee health in medical school that Dr. Fernando’s long-term career goals came into focus.

Roadmap to Data Analysis: Launching the Series

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

This series introduces Survivor of Torture programs to essential concepts and methods for data analysis, and demonstrates the use of various tools. The series objectives are to:

  • Provide an introduction to basic statistical procedures relevant to SOT agencies
  • Provide a foundation to analyze and interpret data on clients, services, and outcomes
  • Provide an introduction to the use of available tools for basic analysis of data
  • Provide an understanding of the limitations of statistical analysis, and guidelines for agency staff about when to seek statistical consultation

This webinar, from 7/16/2014,

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