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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

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.

Resource Spotlight: Great Graphics for your Communications

We know that great images can make a huge difference in our campaigns' success, but it can be hard to find effective ones. Of course the best solution, if possible, is to take and use your own photographs, but that can be unfeasible for many reasons. Check out Julia Campbell's webinar on How to Create Eye-Catching Graphics for your Nonprofit. Here are a few good places to get free stock photos that you can freely use on your website, in publications, etc. ...

Paul Chandler, JD, MS.

Volunteer Data Analyst, Asylee Women Enterprise

Paul Chandler, JD, MS is a volunteer Data Analyst at the Asylee Women Enterprise. He has taught statistics for social sciences at the University of Baltimore, where he also worked as research assistant for the Law School and Law Clinic. In addition to the webinar Paul did for us listed below, he was the key expert consulted in creating CVT's Evaluation section.

Carol White

Healthcare Reform Activist

Carol White, MA Early Childhood Education, MPH, is the former manager of CVT’s National Capacity-building Project.  She has worked at CVT since 2000, managing the NCB project since 2004. She has a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in early childhood education from Stanford University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She has managed primary care clinics and agencies for underserved populations (homeless adults and families, urban adolescents, low income urban pregnant women) in Minnesota for nine years previously.

Michael Blyth, MA

Director, RSM Consulting

Mike Blyth is the Director of Risk Strategies for RSM Consulting, and has held various corporate Vice President appointments for international security and risk management companies, within both operational risk management and business strategies, combining a wealth of international experience and knowledge with a Masters Degree in Security Management.

Marianne Philbin

Executive Director, Pierce Family Foundation

Marianne Philbin is the executive director of Pierce Family Foundation and a consultant to foundations and nonprofit organizations, specializing in planning, evaluation and organizational development. She has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and is a frequent trainer on nonprofit management issues. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, she was Development Director for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge; Executive Director of The Chicago Foundation for Women; and Executive Director of The Peace Museum.

Marcus M. McKinney

Vice President, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy

Dr. Marcus M. McKinney, M Div, D Min, is the Vice President of Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy at the University of Conneticut. Dr. McKinney’s background has included the study of religion, psychology, and health with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and doctorate of ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in psychology.

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Aaron Acharya

Aaron Acharya established the Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) in 2007 and served as its Executive Director for seven years. The ABA is a community association of Bhutanese in the U.S. that serves the needs of Bhutanese in this country. ABA runs the Bhutanese Community Program in Maryland in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, helping to resettle Bhutanese refugee women. Mr.

Michael Hollifield

Dr. Michael Hollifield recently joined the staff at Long Beach VA as medical director of the Program for Traumatic Stres. Previously, Dr. Hollifield held positions at the University of New Mexico and the University of Louisville where he was medical director of biobehavioral oncology and the anxiety disorders program. Most recently he was a research scientist at the Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest. Dr. Hollifield received his M.D.

Besma Coda

Besma Coda is the co-founder and Chief Operation Officer at Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Services in El Cajon, CA. She is a cultural counselor who helps lead one of the first non-profit social services for Chaldeans and Arab communities in the United States. Ms. Coda was born and raised in Basra, Iraq, and educated at the Baghdad University.

Ed Cohen

Dr. Ed Cohen, MSW & PhD Social Welfare, is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at San Jose State University, and frequent consultant with the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture on the subject of evaluation. Dr. Cohen received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught research methods (UC Berkeley) courses in managed care (UC Davis) and has provided training to mental health agencies in improving agency performance through the use of data and evaluation.

Torture Rehabilitation Bibliography - CVT PATH Q2 2014

CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) creates bibliographies every quarter. The PATH bibliography is a resource for current literature on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the areas of social work that relate directly to the psychological wellbeing of these populations.

Like a Refugee Camp on First Avenue

Published by the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture in 2007, this book addresses contextual issues as well as treatment and service provision issues. Notable chapters include Multicultural Issues in the Treatment of Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma: Toward an Interactive Model, Medical Evaluation and Care for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma, Social Service Provision, Supportive Group Treatment with Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma, and Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout: Risk Factors, Resilience, and Coping in Caregivers.

Edited by Hawthorne E.

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