Webinars (all topics)

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

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Summary

“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.

THI Part 3 of 3: Family and Patient Support: New Approaches to Fostering Dialogue and Hope

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

In the 1950's Dr. Ettinger and later in the 1980s Goldfeld and Mollica identified Traumatic Head Injury (THI)/leading to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a common and severe sequelae of trauma and other forms of external violence. THI/TBI is now likely recognized as the signature injury in American combat troops returning from the wars in the Middle East. Yet THI/TBI related to medical and psychiatric problems are difficult to diagnose and treat even in specialized clinics for survivors of torture and combat veterans.

Don't miss the other two parts of this webinar series!

History and Evidence

Investigating and Prosecuting Human Rights Violators and War Criminals: A Collaborative Approach

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Anne Marie Brennan attempts to clarify the goals of the U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to deny safe havens in the U.S. to human rights violators, torturers, and war criminals, as well as preventing them from entering in the first place. In 2009, they developed a program called the Human Rights Fusion Centers across the country to interview refugees and survivors of torture in the hopes of removing criminals from local communities. The presenter highlights successful case studies of war criminals being extradited to face justice in the home countries.

Caveat: 

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THI Part 2 of 3: Screening for Traumatic Head Injury in a Basic Clinic Setting

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Don't miss the other two parts of this webinar series!

History and Evidence of Traumatic Head Injury (THI): Basic Concepts and Principles in the Care of Torture Survivors with THI (THI Part 1 of 3)

Family and Patient Support: New Approaches to Fostering Dialogue and Hope (THI Part 3 of 3)

In the 1950's Dr. Ettinger and later in the 1980s Goldfeld and Mollica identified Traumatic Head Injury (THI)/leading to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a common and severe sequelae of trauma and other forms of external violence.

Helping Clients Gain Independence and Self-Sufficiency Through a Bikes for Clients Program

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Description

Take two wheels, add some pedals and brakes, and finish with a flourish of gears and you have what Cynthia McArthur considers a valuable tool for helping victims of torture progress in the healing process.  McArthur, long-time volunteer at the Center for Victims of Torture and an avid bicyclist, first recognized the benefits of a bicycle donation program while seeking to combine her background in social work with her love for the sport.

Rethinking Torture Trauma: In Search of Indigenous Coping Strategies

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

This webinar confronts issues that health care providers must face when working with members of indigenous populations from around the world. Because western medical practices are not common to these groups of people, they are often wary of treatments. Dr. Elzbieta Gozdziak suggests that providers become educated on the traditions and cultures of their patients, to better accustom the patients to the ways of western treatments. Understanding the patient’s views on healing can lead to better outcomes.

THI Part 1 of 3: History and Evidence of Traumatic Head Injury (THI): Basic Concepts and Principles in the Care of Torture Survivors with THI

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Don't miss the other two parts of this webinar series!

Screening for Traumatic Head Injury in a Basic Clinic Setting (THI Part 2 of 3)

Family and Patient Support: New Approaches to Fostering Dialogue and Hope (THI Part 3 of 3)

In the 1950's Dr. Ettinger and later in the 1980s Goldfeld and Mollica identified Traumatic Head Injury (THI)/leading to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a common and severe sequelae of trauma and other forms of external violence. THI/TBI is now likely recognized as the signature injury in American combat troops returning from the wars in the Middle East.

Expressive Arts Therapies with Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

This webinar promotes the use of expressive arts therapies, or those utilizing movement, art, dance, music, rhythm, drama, and/or poetry. It is intended for expressive arts therapists, though non-practitioners can include applicable elements in their practices as well. Although each of the aforementioned therapies is briefly expounded on, the primary focus of the webinar is to emphasize three main points. First, human development and growth are deeply creative processes.

HealthRight International's Human Rights Clinic Photo Database: A Reference Tool Documenting the Long-term Physical Sequelae of Torture

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Our presenters have recommended these additional resources:

The Manual Examining Asylum Seekers is intended to provide medical professionals with the information necessary to conduct these potentially life-saving evaluations. It includes an overview of political asylum law and procedure in the United States, explains the physician's role in verifying signs and symptoms consistent with torture, and reviews components of appropriate written and oral medical testimony. The manual is designed to be a resource for newcomers to asylum evaluations as well as veterans with questions on specific issues.

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