Outcome Evaluation for Torture Treatment Centers: Concepts and Strategies

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

This webinar by Ken Miller is part of a full day seminar, with two detailed case studies and group exercises, leading torture treatment providers through the process of developing a culturally sensitive measurement tool. In both case studies, he shows the steps used to develop  and evaluate a measure.  These case studies illustrate sensitivity to cultural factors when measuring  indicators of well-being and healing.

In the first example, Dr. Miller provides the detailed methodology used to assess mental health in post-war Afghanistan, showing the development and implementation the Afghan Symptom Checklist (ASCL).  The second example recounts the development of the “Children’s Daily Stressor Scale (CDSS)” in Sri Lanka. Both examples show how you can use informal narratives to identify indicators and then use those to develop a questionnaire.  Useful detail includes how to graphically communicate choices on a Likert scale, and processes to analyze your data.

Presentation by Ken Miller, PhD, from NCB Institute on Practicing Outcome Evaluation for Torture Survivor Programs.

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