The National Capacity Building (NCB) Project at the Center for Victims of Torture is pleased to announce our next Webinar:
Wednesday, 10/13/21 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID, and risked bringing COVID home to their families and loved ones. This webinar will delve deeply into the risks of COVID and examine issues related to planning safe re-entry for staff and patients. There will be an informative presentation by Dr. Rajeev Bais, an expert in infectious disease, followed by a panel discussion, including Drs. Dinali Fernando and Richard Mollica, and finally, a question and answer session with the webinar attendees.
Presented by the National Capacity Building Project, a collaboration of The Center for Victims of Torture and the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
Rajeev Bais, MD, MPH, Director, The Carolina Survivor Clinic at USC
Dinali Fernando, MD, MPH, FACEP, Executive Director, Libertas Center for Human Rights
Richard F. Mollica, MD, Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT)
Eugene F. Augusterfer, LCSW, Deputy Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT)
Staff of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. After attending this webinar participants will:
- Learn how the Delta Variant has affected SOT clinics and projects and thus, be able to plan for more in-person encounters with patients/clients in a safe manner.
- Gain a fuller understanding as to how the dynamics of the health care worker – patient/client relationship shifted due to the lack of face-to-face encounters and how to best address this issue.
- Identify the importance of the principles of self-care.