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Part 2 - Solution Focused Counseling and Torture Survivors

In part 2 of this three-part series on Solution Focused Counseling, the presenter, Mary Bunn (LCSW), explains the particular context for torture survivors, which makes solution focused counseling useful in addressing social service needs.

This presentation was recorded at the Meeting Social Services Needs in the Current Climate training institute held in Evanston, IL in August 2012.

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Part 2: Domestic Violence Among Refugee and Immigrant Women

For Women's eNews, Bijoyeta Das reports on the impact of the recession on domestic violence among immigrant women, including refugees and undocumented women, in Massachusetts.

Oct 4, 2009

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Part 3 - The Steps of Solution Focused Counseling

In part 3 of this three-part series on Solution Focused Counseling, the presenter, Mary Bunn (LCSW), describes the 10 steps of solution-focused counseling, and demonstrates through a case example how steps 1-4 might be implemented.

This presentation was recorded at the Meeting Social Services Needs in the Current Climate training institute held in Evanston, IL in August 2012.

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Professional Wellness and Stress Management

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David Gangsei presents on self care for those who serve survivors of torture. The presentation is especially for those working in the legal field, but is relevant to many disciplines.

This video is approximately 20 minutes long.

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Resources for Effective Interventions with Traumatized Children

Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King presents resources for mental health professionals working with children who are primary or secondary survivors of torture. This presentation was recorded at the National Capacity-Building Institute held in Chapel Hill, NC in 2012.

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Roadmap to Data Analysis 1: Intro to Statistical Thinking

The first module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video covers the basics of statistical thinking and inference, describes the concepts of “population” and “sample” in quantitative research, explains the process by which inferences can be made to a population based on a sample, and clarifies what "hypothesis testing” and “probability value" mean in a data analysis context.

The first module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video covers the basics of statistical thinking and inference, describes the concepts of “population” and “sample” in quantitative research, explains the process by which inferences can be made to a population based on a sample, and clarifies what "hypothesis testing” and “probability value" mean in a data analysis context.

 

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Roadmap to Data Analysis 2: Primer on Measurement and Variables

The second module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video defines the types of variables, describes the various levels of measurement (including continuous and categorical, nominal, and ordinal variables), and identifies the best ways to report data.

The second module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video defines the types of variables, describes the various levels of measurement (including continuous and categorical, nominal, and ordinal variables), and identifies the best ways to report data.

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Roadmap to Data Analysis 3: Choosing the Right Statistical Test

The third module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video covers the different types of statistics that are used in reporting, and the relationship between types of measurement and statistical tests.

The third module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video covers the different types of statistics that are used in reporting, and the relationship between types of measurement and statistical tests.

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Roadmap to Data Analysis 4: Comparing Averages - The t Tests

The fourth module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video helps you determine which statistical test to use for comparing averages between two groups, describes the differences between the independent t test and dependent (paired) t test, and demonstrates how to use a t test calculator with example data, and interpret results.

The Student's t-test is used in this video: http://www.healtorture.org/content/paired-t-test-calculator-tool

The fourth module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video helps you determine which statistical test to use for comparing averages between two groups, describes the differences between the independent t test and dependent (paired) t test, and demonstrates how to use a t test calculator with example data, and interpret results.

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Roadmap to Data Analysis 5: Comparing Counts - Chi Square

The fifth module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video helps you determine the type of data that are relevant for a chi-square analysis, understand the basics of how chi-square works, practice using a chi-square calculator with example data, and understand how to interpret results.

The Chi-Square calculator used in this video is: http://www.healtorture.org/content/basic-statistical-methods

The fifth module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video helps you determine the type of data that are relevant for a chi-square analysis, understand the basics of how chi-square works, practice using a chi-square calculator with example data, and understand how to interpret results.

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Roadmap to Data Analysis 6: Comparing Continuous Variables - Correlation

The sixth module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video describes the type of data that are relevant for a correlation analysis, explains the basics of how correlation works, demonstrates how to use a correlation calculator or Excel to conduct a correlation analysis with sample data, and provides guidance on interpreting and reporting results.

This calculator was used to obtain both the r and p values in this video: http://www.healtorture.org/content/pearson-r-and-p-value-calculators

If you are familiar with Excel, you can also use the step-by-step instructions available here to obtain the Pearson's r value: http://www.healtorture.org/content/correlation-calculation)

The sixth module in the Roadmap to Data Analysis series, this short video describes the type of data that are relevant for a correlation analysis, explains the basics of how correlation works, demonstrates how to use a correlation calculator or Excel to conduct a correlation analysis with sample data, and provides guidance on interpreting and reporting results.

 

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Stories from the Field 1

This episode of Stories from the Field features Svang Tor from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, and Megan Berthold from the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles, speaking about what brought them to work in the field of torture treatment. Tor, a survivor of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, talks about the loss and difficulty of her arrival in the United States in 1981, but how her grandfather's exhortation to "do good" inspired her to work with torture survivors. To do good, "You don't need money. You just need your heart." Berthold was mentored by Tor early on in her psychiatric career, and has continued to collaborate with her and her colleagues on research and oral history. Berthold's volunteer experience in Nepal gave her cross-cultural interests that extended through her professional development. Berthold talks briefly about doing forensic assessments, expert witness testimony, and therapy, and how she uses a mindfulness approach to help her stay in this meaningful work, and takes a strengths-based approach to healing and inspiration.

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Stories from the Field 2

This episode of Stories from the Field features Carolina Sheinfeld from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Sheinfeld, an international human rights analyst, came to the work through volunteering.

Sheinfeld says that the thing that keeps her going is the diversity of the client base, and their different experiences in life. Your work changes their life. Keep self-care in mind because there's something called Secondary Trauma, and avoiding it is not a useful approach. Sheinfeld appeals: "Please, if you feel exhausted... you have invasive thoughts... you don't prioritize yourself... talk to your supervisor, talk to your friends, if you can, talk to a therapist." She recommends Thich Nhat Hanh's Miracle of Mindfulness and exhorts new workers in the field to take care of themselves.

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Stories from the Field 3

This episode of Stories from the Field features Abdallah Boumediene from ACCESS in Michigan, and Aaron/Hari Acharya from HealthRight in New York, speaking about what brought them to work in the field of torture treatment. Boumediene talks about how he came to ACCESS from a background in healthcare administration, but how his work with the torture survivors program at ACCESS was colored by his own experiences in Algeria during the French occupation. Boumediene's memories were difficult for him, but inspired him to greater efforts in healing, advocacy, and leadership of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs. Acharya talks about his work with HealthRight's Human Rights Clinic, which provides forensic evaluations to torture survivors. As for many people, Acharya's path to this work was a personal one, originating in his own traumatic experience being evicted from Bhutan. While resident of a refugee camp in Nepal, Acharya began working with an NGO to document torture wounds and refer survivors for mental health services. 

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Stories from the Field 4

This episode of Stories from the Field features Jean Abbott from the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in St. Louis, speaking about how she came to work in the field of torture treatment through the refuge movement, founded the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in St. Louis, and what keeps her in the field: the compelling relationships that help in healing.

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Stories of Hope from Bhutanese Refugees: Moving from Distress to Wellness

Welcome to this video which features stories of hope from Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees who resettled in the United States after living in refugee camps in Nepal for nearly two decades. The main video includes a general message of hope and encouragement for Bhutanese refugees who may be experiencing emotional distress. Accompanying the main video are profiles of eight Bhutanese refugees who briefly share ways that they were able to overcome emotional distress and find a new sense of hope and meaning in life.

Visit the Office of Refugee Resettlement website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/

An excellent video series, created by ORR and the Bhutanese American Organization, which features Bhutanese refugees describing their experiences coming to the US from camps.  The videos are meant to be shared with refugee communities and with service providers.  (Nepali is spoken in the videos, but if you click on the “cc” button on the bottom right of the screen, the closed captions will appear in English.) 

You can find much more information about working with Bhutanese here.

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Studies of Adversity, Resilience, and Child Mental Health

Dr. Theresa Betancourt speaks about mental health in children who are survivors of torture and war trauma, with reference to her work in Sierra Leone and Rwanda.

This video was recorded at a National Capacity Building training institute held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2012. The National Capacity Building project is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture. Both the institute and the video were made possible by a grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Sustainable Fundraising, part 1 of 6: Introduction

In 2010 the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture hosted an Institute on the subject of "Creating Financial Sustainability in Programs Serving Torture Survivors ". Lori Jacobwith's dynamic session was recorded, and is available to you here.

This is the first video of a series of 6. It covers:
Objectives of the session; discussion of fundraising challenges; importance of communication; practice of clarity in communication; three-sentence introductions, value statement "We are (who?) and we specialize in working with (whom?) and we help them (to do what?)".

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Sustainable Fundraising, part 2 of 6: Storytelling

In 2010 the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture hosted an Institute on the subject of "Creating Financial Sustainability in Programs Serving Torture Survivors ". Lori Jacobwith's dynamic session was recorded, and is available to you here.

This is the second video of a series of 6. It covers:
Storytelling; dealing with client confidentiality; examples of two-minute stories; examples of six-word stories.

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Sustainable Fundraising, part 3 of 6: Money

In 2010 the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture hosted an Institute on the subject of "Creating Financial Sustainability in Programs Serving Torture Survivors ". Lori Jacobwith's dynamic session was recorded, and is available to you here.

This is the third video of a series of 6. It covers:
Our relationship to money; three toxic myths of scarcity; the impact of money; fundraising as a call to communication rather than a transaction; communicating what's missing to potential funders.

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