What does HealTorture.org offer Service Providers?
How do I learn about the Healing Process?
What can I learn about via Webinars or by watching Videos?
What if I am a New Employee to a program serving torture survivors?
What resources are available to Students researching the healing process of torture survivors?

We encourage people who are serving survivors of torture to submit resources to this website.

Improving Well-Being for Refugees in Primary Care: A Toolkit for Providers

CVT’s NEW Toolkit for Providers Working with Refugees

Meet Paw, a refugee from Burma seeking medical care in the U.S. for her headaches, nightmares and physical pain. She’s unfamiliar with the U.S. primary care system and she doesn’t speak English. Waiting alone at her first doctor appointment, Paw wonders, “How will the doctor understand me? What if I don’t like my interpreter? Will I ever be healthy again?”

Paw’s questions don’t end there. They’re only a few of several listed in in CVT’s new manual, “Improving Well Being

Boundaries in the Electronic Age

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Description:

With the cell phone, tablets, home computers, and the internet social services and health care have undergone radical changes in the last two decades. This webinar will examine ethical and professional practice issues related to this evolution in methods of communication.  Use of internet searches on clients, communication via texting, the use of blogs and help sites, friending on social media sites, will be discussed along with things which may require the development of program policies and/or standards.

Staff of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. 

Objectives:

After

Organizational Sustainability Part 2: A View From 3 Perspectives

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Description:

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged as never before to make efficient use of the financial, community and human resources available to them to more effectively serve their clients and expand their community impact. In this measured impact mini-course we examine organizational sustainability through three essential factors:  financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention.

Organizational Sustainability: A View from 3 Perspectives

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Description:

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged as never before to make efficient use of the financial, community and human resources available to them to more effectively serve their clients and expand their community impact. In this measured impact mini-course we examine organizational sustainability through three essential factors:  financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention.

Leadership and Resilience Among Survivors of Violence and Torture: eConsultation

Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Description:
Very often both survivors of torture and torture treatment programs may benefit from survivors having a greater voice in the work that torture treatment programs do.  So what does it mean to truly hear the survivor’s voice in providing services to survivors of torture? What are some of the ways that programs can engage survivors?

Our presenters will describe their experiences in creating and developing programs that were started and led by survivors.

Leadership and Resilience Among Survivors of Violence and Torture

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
SPECIAL NOTE: We experienced technical difficulties with the audio during the recording of this webinar. We apologize for any sound quality issues.
 
Description:
 
Very often both survivors of torture and torture treatment programs may benefit from survivors having a greater voice in the work that torture treatment programs do.  So what does it mean to truly hear the survivor’s voice in providing services to survivors of torture? What are some of the ways that programs can engage survivors?

Our presenters will describe their experiences in creating and developing programs that were started

Fundamentals: Holistic Care Planning

This lesson introduces HOLISTIC CARE PLANNING (25 minutes). At the end of the eLearning you will have the opportunity to take an Assessment. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the Assessment. Once passed, a Certificate of Completion will be e-mailed to you within seven business days.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define torture using eligibility guidelines established by the Torture Victims Relief Act and US law.
  • Define the core elements of eligibility for services as established by TVRA and US law; acknowledge other sources of program funding and associated

Working With Survivors of Torture - The Mind-Body Connection: eConsultation

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Many clients seen by programs that work with survivors of torture experience chronic pain, anxiety, and other symptoms long after their traumatic experience. This two-part mini-course will focus on the role of the mind-body connection in the treatment of survivors of torture in both individual and group settings.  In the first session our presenters will provide an outline of concepts and approaches regarding the clinical application of meditation, physical therapy, and yoga with survivors of torturefollowed by a thirty minute question and answer period.

Working With Survivors of Torture - The Mind-Body Connection

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Description

Many clients seen by programs that work with survivors of torture experience chronic pain, anxiety, and other symptoms long after their traumatic experience. This two-part mini-course will focus on the role of the mind-body connection in the treatment of survivors of torture in both individual and group settings.  In the first session our presenters will provide an outline of concepts and approaches regarding the clinical application of meditation, physical therapy, and yoga with survivors of torturefollowed by a thirty minute question and answer period.

Survivors of Torture Integrated Care Continuum (SOT-ICC)

The SOT-ICC (Integrated Care Continuum for Survivors of Torture) Instrument was developed by the Center for Victims of Torture with support from the NCB project partners, Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma and NYU/Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture. The NCB technical assistance project is funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) through cooperative agreement number 90ZT0142.

http://healtorture.org/content/sot-icc-guide-and-instrument

Abstract-Oral Presentation: 2018 NCTTP Research Symposium. Testing New Models of Integrated Care for Survivors of Torture.

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