Webinars (all topics)

Webinars are seminars held on the web on serving survivors of torture. To see lists of webinars by topic please use the topic menu at the top of the page. Some of the webinars are available to members only, and you will have to log in to see all the webinars.
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The New H5 Model for Trauma Informed Care

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Dr. Richard Mollica’s 2014 webinar on working with traumatized refugees. The webinar explains his “H5” model which focuses on human rights, self-healing and the trauma story.

Family Reunification: Happily Ever After?

Monday, 24 November 2014

Description

In the third part of our post-family reunification webinar series, experts from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) discuss the intersection of immigration law and family law and issues that can arise in connection to family reunification. They address marriage, divorce, adoption, and other topics relevant to torture-impacted families going through the reunification process. This webinar is designed for direct service providers, including immigration attorneys and other legal staff working with torture survivors, case managers and social workers.
 
LAFLA’s legal

Restorative Retelling: Accommodating Bereavement After the Violent Death of a Loved One

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Description

Restorative Retelling is a therapeutic group treatment approach to working with people who have lost loved ones to violent deaths.  This model was designed to moderate internalized trauma and separation distress by focusing on three distinct processes within the group:  restoring resilience, retelling and commemorating the living memory of the deceased and self, and “exposing” and retelling the death story.

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.

Questions and Answers about Targeted Case Management

Friday, 22 August 2014

Targeted Case Management is a federal program that is managed by the states, with counties providing the actual case management services either by their own social workers or by contracting with third party vendors for special population groups. For survivor of torture treatment programs that are in a position to take advantage of it, Targeted Case Management can produce strong revenue.

But what does it take for programs to be able to successfully conduct TCM? In this webinar we will have a conversation with representatives from each of the departments in CVT that were involved in launching and conducting CVT's Targeted Case Management Program: Pete Dross will speak to the political process that involves relationship-building with county commissioners and professional health and human services staff; Andrea Northwood will address the internal clinical process of altering the social services/case management function to conform to TCM requirements and training case managers on the new requirements; Gena Holland will speak to the financial/administrative process that facilitates billing.

Roadmap to Data Analysis: Launching the Series

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

This series introduces Survivor of Torture programs to essential concepts and methods for data analysis, and demonstrates the use of various tools. The series objectives are to:

  • Provide an introduction to basic statistical procedures relevant to SOT agencies
  • Provide a foundation to analyze and interpret data on clients, services, and outcomes
  • Provide an introduction to the use of available tools for basic analysis of data
  • Provide an understanding of the limitations of statistical analysis, and guidelines for agency staff about when to seek statistical consultation

This webinar, from 7/16/2014,

Couples Therapy with Torture Survivors

Monday, 16 June 2014

Description

Torture and trauma break connections and disrupt attachment bonds with a consequent increase in marital distress. Our clinical experience at CVT confirms the fact that couples’ relationships are dramatically damaged by torture. At the same time, those relationships are instrumental in the survivors’ recovery. Well-designed couples therapy has the potential to help survivor couples deal more effectively with trauma-related marital distress, to assist partners to understand and provide spousal support, to promote treatment engagement, and to strengthen intimate relationships.

The other webinars in the post-family reunification series are:

Increasing Awareness and Responding to Domestic Violence in the Care of Torture Survivors and Their Families

Friday, 16 May 2014

Description

Domestic violence (DV) is a public health concern and a human rights violation. This webinar is the first in a post-family reunification series that will address issues affecting torture survivors and their loved ones.  The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health conducted interviews with 15 U.S. torture rehabilitation programs to identify promising practices and models of trauma-informed care.  During the interviews, the torture rehabilitation centers stated that “there is a gap in services for domestic violence in the torture survivor community”. 

This

Pointing in the Right Direction: Stronger Boards, Healthier Organizations, and Fewer Headaches

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Description

A framework for guiding your board towards the 'right' work and supporting them in more effective ways, this webinar offers some practical tools to strengthen boards so that they can focus on governance and oversight,  become better equipped to understand and set policy, and be responsible for overall organizational health. Please note also,  that for agencies that do not have a board of directors, these ideas can also be applied to oversight or steering committees or advisory boards.

Objectives

Participants will come away with:

* practical techniques to maximize board

Introduction to Case Management 101: a video mini-course

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Introduction to Case Management 101:  a video mini-course

Case Management 101 is a video mini-course on the fundamentals of providing case management services to survivors of torture, designed specifically for case managers who are not trained social workers. Joan Hodges-Wu, MA, will introduce two training videos in this webinar session:  “Case Management 101:  Client Boundaries” and “Case Management 101: Writing Case Notes”.  Joan, the creator and presenter, will discuss how these videos may be used in torture treatment  work and also answer any questions that you may have.

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