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. If you are interested in an on-site consultation please reach out to Ann Lundberg. We will send an invitation email to apply to our core audience during Q2 for an in-person to occur in Q3 of FY22. Look for that email between February and March to apply.
We offer free, remote consultations to meet pressing issues at torture survivor programs and refugee-serving organizations. A consultation is an opportunity for you and your program to work with an expert and seek their advice on issues or a specific question regarding your work. NCB has experts that we can draw on to help you. Some consultations include questions on: reporting questions, resources on secondary trauma, questions on client confidentiality, how to screen for torture survivor eligibility, and evaluation questions.