Webinars (all topics)

Group Work with Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities e-Consultation

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

This e-consultation follows the webinar on Group Work with Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities. See that webinar for additional resources and learning objectives.

The discussion focuses on these questions and issues:

  • How did your organization determine that you would implement group work? 
  • How did your organization determine what kinds of groups you would implement? 
  • What challenges have you encountered in implementing your group and how have you addressed them?
  • What insights have you gained in doing group work? 
  • What are the challenges of doing Group work with SOTs in two languages?
  • How

Group Work with Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Group interventions can have a number of benefits for organizations providing services to survivors of torture and their clients, but can also present unique challenges. For many organizations the ability to extend their work with survivors of torture through community-based organizations may be a useful approach.  Using a consultative model, this two-part webinar series will look at what SoT programs can do to create their own group interventions, as well as working effectively with community–based organizations to facilitate interventions in the larger community.

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

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.

ORR Survivors of Torture Program Data Collection Update

Thursday, 06 October 2016

The Office of Refugee Resettlement provided this webinar to update Survivors of Torture (SOT) grantees on its data collection process. During the webinar, participants reviewed a draft of revised ORR program data points through the perspectives of research, program evaluation, and federal grant-making and program management.

Integrated Behavioral Health Care with Survivors of Torture: Learning from the data and from each other

Monday, 12 September 2016

Programs that provide services to survivors of torture have a long history of delivering collaborative, holistic, and interdisciplinary care that takes into account the complex needs of torture survivors. We recently carried out a national needs assessment, which confirmed that the majority of programs that serve torture survivors provide some form of integrated behavioral health care (IBHC) and recognize that care coordination across multiple disciplines is vital to responding to the multifaceted needs of survivors of torture.

In this two-part Measured Impact Webinar, we explore creating or further developing IBHC in your programs. We discuss how IBHC can enhance the quality of survivor care, foster engagement across disciplines, and improve health outcomes.

Healthy Organizations: Beyond Individual Self-Care

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Burnout, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue may be intimately familiar to clinicians, but they can also intersect in ways that seriously impact organizations. Torture affects us all. How do you stay healthy while doing this work? What organizational mechanisms and policies should be in place to promote wellness? What tools are available to measure organizational health?

Enhancing Empathy by Measuring Torture Symptoms with Survivors

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

This is the first part of a two-part training on how to use screening tools with survivors of torture to achieve more than just data collection. The webinar focused on the range of screening tools available to clinicians working with survivors of torture and how they can be used to improve clinical practice, improve evaluation practice, and enhance the capacity for empathy in their work. After this training, service providers will be able to evaluate and chose which screening tools may be most effective to use in their own programs.The presenters are experts from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Northwest Health and Human Rights, and the Marjorie Kovler Center.

Mental Health Interpretation: Program Structures and Funding Challenges

Monday, 09 May 2016

This webinar, from the National Partnership in Community Training, provides an overview of three different program structures and approaches to providing interpretation, discusses effective sourcing and training for mental health interpreters, and identifies common challenges to identifying and accessing funding interpretation for mental health.

See also: the NPCT information guide of the same name. 

Who Is a Torture Survivor: Understanding the Legal Definitions of Torture

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

This Measured Impact Webinar discusses the legal definitions of torture and how they apply to eligibility determinations for Survivors of Torture programs. Presenters Annie Sovcik, Marie Soueid, and Faith Ray of the Center for Victims of Torture concentrate on the legal frameworks of the U.S. and U.N. definitions of torture, as well as the refugee definition. They include examples to illustrate cases that rise to the level of torture and cases that do not.

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