Working with survivors' strengths

Promoting Safety with our Clients

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Service providers who work with survivors of torture and forced migration know that their clients face many challenges in navigating environments that feel unsafe and out of their control. Concerns about their safety and their family's safety may be associated with living in a high-crime neighborhood, where "there is nothing 'post' about PTSD"; with fearing the police or other people in uniforms due to their trauma triggers; or with concerns about what seems to be an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric and the larger and, for now unanswerable, concerns around immigration and deportation.

Promoting Safety with our Clients e-consultation

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

This e-consultation follows the webinar on Promoting Safety with our Clients. See that webinar for many additional resources, learning objectives, etc.

Resources

The following resources pertain to topics that came up during the online consultation.

Northwest Refugee and Immigrant Health Coalition

Sanctuary cities

Religion, Spirituality and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part I

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Description

In this first webinar of a three-part series on the place of religion in the care of trauma survivors, John Tuskan, co-author of The Spiritual Dimensions of Trauma Healing, focuses on definitions and concepts surrounding spirituality and faith. By outlining the distinctions that separate these realms of internal identity and theological understanding, Tuskan is able to fluidly move the discussion forward into identifying major conclusions from research on religion, health, and mental health and examining the role of religion in response to traumatic stress.

Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part II

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Books Referenced:

  • Thomas Moore Care of the Soul 1993. Harper
  • James Hillman Insearch 1994. Spring
  • Carl G. Jung Psychology and Religion: West and East. 1969. Princeton University Press
  • Huguelet and Koenig Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry. 2009. Cambridge University Press

Article:

McKinney, Marcus M. "Treatment of survivors of torture: Spiritual domain" TORTURE. Volume 21, No. 1 (2011). (Link is to full article PDF on IRCT site.)

Dr. McKinney’s Website and contact information:

http://www.saintfranciscare.com/Health_Professionals/Clinical_pastoral_Training/Clinical_Pastoral_Training.aspx

Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part III

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

Article

Piwowarczyk, L. (2005) Torture and spirituality: engaging the sacred in treatment. Torture 15(1), 1-8

McKinney, Marcus M. "Treatment of survivors of torture: Spiritual domain" TORTURE. Volume 21, No. 1 (2011). (Link is to full article PDF on IRCT site.)

Books

Recommended by Sharmin DeMoss

Brady, The Wisdom of Listening
Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
*Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning 
Henry/Henry, Reclaiming Soul in Health Care
Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living
Kubler-Ross, On Death and Dying
Lester, Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling
Means, Trauma and Evil
Napier/DeMoss, Caregiver's

Torture Survivors and their Power: Strengths-based Treatment

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Individuals who have been tortured have lost their power during their experiences. The right to stop pain, make choices, and direct one's life are taken away during torture. Using strengths-based approaches, providers can prevent taking their power away again. We can recognize that they are the expert in what they need; they have all that is necessary to survive; and that the power to grow is innate within them. In this webinar we'll discuss some of the theory and methods behind strengths-based care.

After participating in the Webinar participants will be able to: 1) Describe the theory and methods used in strengths-based care. 2) Recognize how strengths-based approaches can inform their own interactions with their clients


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