Webinars (all topics)

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?

This is the first part of a two-part training exploring the theory of self-care and the concept of wellness at the personal, team, and organizational levels.
 
After the MIW, you will be able to:

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.

ORR Funding in 2016

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Description

In this webinar, the Office of Refugee Resettlement/Administration for Children and Families (ORR/ACF) and the National Capacity Building (NCB) Project, welcome the FY 2016-2018 Services for Survivors of Torture (SOT) program grantees and provide you with an overview of important aspects of the grant program.

During this webinar the direct service grantees and the technical assistance grantee are introduced, and staff from ORR/ACF provides an overview of the reporting requirements and the budget amendment process.

Effective Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Pro Bono Providers

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Description

In a recent survey conducted by CVT’s National Capacity Building Project to Survivors of Torture programs, many of you responded that when working with community providers, you experience significant challenges in developing effective, ongoing services for survivors.  In this webinar three torture treatment programs that have developed a network of successful pro bono relationships will discuss their strategies for recruiting and retaining this valuable resource and share special considerations to make when working with these providers.

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IBHC for Refugees: A Qualitative Inquiry

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Description

There is a tremendous unmet need for behavioral health services among refugee populations in the U.S. Integrated care is one promising approach to improving refugee populations’ access to high quality mental health services, and it is receiving increasing resources from funding sectors as part of health care reform. While there is much excitement about integrated care, there remains a clear need for research on how integrated care works in practice and how it works for specific populations.

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