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The Science of Empathy, Empathic Reflection, and Empathic Regulation in Clinical Care

Scientific studies of the clinical impact of empathy have mushroomed over the past decade. The neurosciences have been linking the brain to social behaviors. For many, empathic listening to the trauma stories of torture survivors is seen as being at the heart of therapy. This webinar presents a brief overview of the history and science of empathy. The discovery of the biological basis of empathy "the mirror neurons” will be discussed.

Using the ORR Program Data Points to Increase the Effectiveness of Programs

Description:

This webinar is for ORR Services for Survivors of Torture grantees.  In this session we will explore ways to use the ORR SOT Program Data Points to improve the effectiveness of SOT programs. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

Objectives:  

Staff of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. After the MIW, you will be able to:

  1. review the annual data reporting requirement including the newly required outcome indicators
  2. highlight the various uses of the data points including clinical progress, program evaluation, research, and grant reporting, and
  3. provide an opportunity

"Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN"

An article at the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Session Daily, “Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN,” quotes CVT’s Peter Dross, director of external relations, and Alison Beckman, senior clinician for external relations, and describes

Orientation for the ORR Services for Survivor of Torture Program (FY19-22)

Description:  This webinar provides ORR SOT grantees an overview of important aspects of working with ORR.  Included here are an introduction to new grantees, project highlights from several continuing grantees, and an update from the technical assistance grantee, the National Capacity Building Project.  ORR will review the performance progress, federal financial, and ORR data collection and reporting requirements. 

This webinar was facilitated by Tim Kelly
Program Officer, Survivors of Torture Program
Division of Refugee Health
Office of Refugee Resettlement                   

Organizational Sustainability Part 2: A View From 3 Perspectives

Description:

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged as never before to make efficient use of the financial, community and human resources available to them to more effectively serve their clients and expand their community impact. In this measured impact mini-course we examine organizational sustainability through three essential factors:  financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention.

Organizational Sustainability: A View from 3 Perspectives

Description:

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged as never before to make efficient use of the financial, community and human resources available to them to more effectively serve their clients and expand their community impact. In this measured impact mini-course we examine organizational sustainability through three essential factors:  financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention.

Survivors of Torture Integrated Care Continuum (SOT-ICC)

The SOT-ICC (Integrated Care Continuum for Survivors of Torture) Instrument was developed by the Center for Victims of Torture with support from the NCB project partners, Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma and NYU/Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture. The NCB technical assistance project is funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) through cooperative agreement number 90ZT0142.

http://healtorture.org/content/sot-icc-guide-and-instrument

Abstract-Oral Presentation: 2018 NCTTP Research Symposium. Testing New Models of Integrated Care for Survivors of Torture.

Integrated Behavioral Health Care with Survivors of Torture: Learning from the data and from each other

Programs that provide services to survivors of torture have a long history of delivering collaborative, holistic, and interdisciplinary care that takes into account the complex needs of torture survivors. We recently carried out a national needs assessment, which confirmed that the majority of programs that serve torture survivors provide some form of integrated behavioral health care (IBHC) and recognize that care coordination across multiple disciplines is vital to responding to the multifaceted needs of survivors of torture. In this two-part Measured Impact Webinar, we explore creating or further developing IBHC in your programs. We discuss how IBHC can enhance the quality of survivor care, foster engagement across disciplines, and improve health outcomes.

Medical Billing for SOT Programs

Programs that serve survivors of torture can earn income through medical billing. While setting up medical billing is complex, it provides valuable income that can help a program to extend its reach. Medical billing can be handled in-house, or can be outsourced. This table summarizes some of the advantages and disadvantages of handling medical billing in-house or by outsourcing.

 AdvantagesDisadvantages
In-house billing
  • retaining control over your billing
  • being able to answer questions and make changes quickly
  • having a predictable return on investment. 
 
  • cost of specialized medical billing tools

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