The National Capacity Building Project offers remote consultations to meet pressing issues at torture survivor programs and refugee-serving organizations, that take place in two ways: through extensive and repeated contact about a broad issue (e.g. evaluation) or through shorter, targeted consultations on a specific topic (e.g. HIPAA compliance). Through our consultations, we will work with you to identify your needs and priorities, and then offer guidance on how to approach a particular issue or need within your program or organization. We use a strengths-based, supportive approach when offering consultations, understanding that each torture survivor program faces its own unique challenges, understands its needs the best, and that change can only come from within a program. Because we work with 40 torture survivor programs as well as refugee-serving organizations, these consultations are limited in scope and duration.
NCB will also offer one two-day on-site consultation per year to torture survivor programs on the topics of integrated care, clinical skills development, evaluation, or holistic sustainability. These consultations will consist of pre-and post-phone consultations, the onsite visit, and a follow-up report with recommendations and resources at the conclusion of the visit. To be eligible for an onsite consultation, a torture survivor program must either be funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Survivors of Torture Program or be a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.