Webinars (all topics)

2013 Site Visit Protocol for SOT ORR Direct Service Grantees

Friday, 16 August 2013

This webinar, held on August 15, 2013, addresses the site visit protocol for survivors of torture rehabilitation centers that are direct service grantees from by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Grants Management Contacts

The Grant Management Specialist identified on your FAA should be called on all financial and non-programmatic aspects of the Grants.

To email: first name.last name@acf.hhs.gov

Grants Specialist         Phone NumberStates Represented
Roni Brooks(202) 401-5283(202) 401-5283
  • AZ
  • UT
Theresa Hall(202) 401-5402(202) 401-5402
  • IL
  • MA
  • MI
  • MO
  • PA
  • VA
  • VT
Marc Hill(202) 690-5800(202) 690-5800
  • CT

Adapting and Modifying Evidence-Based Practices for Torture Survivor Programs

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Joan Othieno discusses how to use quantifiable evidence to identify which practices support your organization’s desired outcomes. She discusses how this evidence-based approach can demonstrate effective delivery of service to clients, and demonstrate how a specific practice produces a desired outcome. The evidence based process was developed within the medical sciences, and can be used as a small-scale approach to outcomes evaluation. She also discusses ways to identify unintended outcomes.

Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community

Friday, 26 September 2014

This webinar, by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), addresses advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied children residing with sponsors and relatives across the United States as they await their immigration hearings. Panelists provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them.

Annual Self-Assessment: Using the NCB "Matrix" to Your Advantage

Thursday, 31 January 2013


NCB has been using an organizational development tool originally developed by World Learning to help SOT programs develop a habit of annual self-assessment, leading to priorities for technical assistance and capacity-building.   This week your organization will receive the 2013 NCB Guide to Services and Resources which has as its first Tab “Technical Assistance Needs Assessment”.  This is where you find the that tool—the “Matrix”--and our recommended process.  Our deadline of Jan.

Approaches & Clinical Experiences in Treating Iraqi Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

This webinar is designed to aid health care workers and providers with usefull information on Iraqi immigrants who have survived torture and/or trauma. Understanding where the client fall on a cultural continuum is critical for the provider as it can ease the transition to western medicine and traditions. In the first dimension, clients are evaluated as Un-acculturated, Bi-cultural, and Westernized. In the second dimension, the provider must identify the ego strength, cultural identity, and family strictness in the clients they wish to assist.

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Assessing Trauma & Associated Symptoms in Refugees & Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

In this webinar, Dr. Michael Hollifield, M.D. focuses on clinical care for refugees and torture survivors, and ways to measure trauma symptoms. He reviews numerous measurement instruments, identifying whether each measurement tool has been tested for reliability and validity for certain populations. He reviews how to choose a tool that fits your own needs. He provides many useful attachments, including a set of the “comprehensive trauma inventory” (CTI) forms.

Backgrounder on New Iraqi Arrivals

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Note: The "new" Iraqi arrivals referenced in this webinar were new in 2008. Obviously refugee and immigrant arrivals vary year to year, but the context provided in this webinar is still valuable for those serving Iraqis.


This webinar is the first in a series related to recent Iraqi arrivals. The context is focus on the geography, religious groups, social norms, and conflicts that arise with new immigrants. The speakers identify schisms between religious factions (Shi’ite and Sunni, Muslim and Christian) that date back throughout the long history of Iraq.

Bhutanese in the U.S.: An Overview for Torture Treatment Programs

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


“Where is Bhutan, anyway?” asks Aaron Acharya. “This is a question I get all of the time.” As executive director of the Association for Bhutanese in America, former project coordinator at HealthRight International, and a citizen of Bhutan himself, Acharya is certainly qualified to answer this inquiry.

Yet his mission for this particular webinar extends beyond lessons in geography.