Operated by Bilingual International Assistant Services (BIAS), this partnership, now in its 15th year of providing services to the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations in the St. Louis area, supports a holistic, established, integrated care program for survivors of state-sanctioned torture in the greater St. Louis area. With in-house legal, counseling, case management, and an attached psychiatrist, this free-standing program continues to help the region's survivors heal and find footholds in St. Louis. Despite lower refugee resettlement numbers, secondary migration has resulted in an increased flow of referrals for services over the past year. BIAS is a proud member of the NCTTP and currently serves on the NCB Advisory Group. BIAS has several large partnership events planned for FY20 including a commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide (June 26) and participation in an Opioid Task Force addressing usage and overdoses in the city's large Bosnian community.
Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.
Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.