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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.

Questions and Answers about Targeted Case Management

Targeted Case Management is a federal program that is managed by the states, with counties providing the actual case management services either by their own social workers or by contracting with third party vendors for special population groups. For survivor of torture treatment programs that are in a position to take advantage of it, Targeted Case Management can produce strong revenue.

But what does it take for programs to be able to successfully conduct TCM? In this webinar we will have a conversation with representatives from each of the departments in CVT that were involved in launching and conducting CVT's Targeted Case Management Program: Pete Dross will speak to the political process that involves relationship-building with county commissioners and professional health and human services staff; Andrea Northwood will address the internal clinical process of altering the social services/case management function to conform to TCM requirements and training case managers on the new requirements; Gena Holland will speak to the financial/administrative process that facilitates billing.

Roadmap to Data Analysis

This series introduces Survivor of Torture programs to essential concepts and methods for data analysis, and demonstrates the use of various tools. The series objectives are to:

  • Provide an introduction to basic statistical procedures relevant to SOT agencies
  • Provide a foundation to analyze and interpret data on clients, services, and outcomes
  • Provide an introduction to the use of available tools for basic analysis of data
  • Provide an understanding of the limitations of statistical analysis, and guidelines for agency staff about when to seek statistical consultation

 

Pointing in the Right Direction: Stronger Boards, Healthier Organizations, and Fewer Headaches

A framework for guiding your board towards the 'right' work and supporting them in more effective ways, this webinar offers some practical tools to strengthen boards so that they can focus on governance and oversight, become better equipped to understand and set policy, and be responsible for overall organizational health. Please note also, that for agencies that do not have a board of directors, these ideas can also be applied to oversight or steering committees or advisory boards.

Introduction to Tactical Mapping: A Tool for Expanding Relationships and Resources

Webinar Description

This webinar introduces the process of tactical mapping and highlights examples of how a tactical map tool can be utilized in community engagement projects and for organizational and client issues.  This tool will allow users to explore potential resources and identify areas for tactical intervention.  During this training, you will learn how an organization's leadership can use tactical mapping for advocacy and outreach efforts, and how torture treatment clinicians can engage clients in building their own tactical map to identify human relationship resources.

Organizational Resilience in Emergencies: a Foundation for Survivors of Torture Programs

Emergencies can occur in many and unexpected ways. It may be a broken water pipe that floods your critical operations location but affects only your organization. Or it could be an all-encompassing and dramatic event like an earthquake or hurricane that affects not only your organization but possibly your entire city. A resilient organization will have the ability to effectively respond to and recover from these challenging situations with minimal disruption to the essential  services they provide to their  clients.

Emergency & Psychological Preparedness: Supporting Survivors and Ourselves During Crises

This webinar was jointly presented by the National Partnership for Community Training, of Gulf Coast Jewish & Family Community Services, and the National Capacity Building Project, of The Center for Victims of Torture., on May 13, 2013.

Summary

“The first thing to remember is that we all have a common bond with our patients” says Dr. Richard Mollica of Harvard Medical School in this webinar on emergency preparedness.

Annual Self-Assessment: Using the NCB "Matrix" to Your Advantage

Description

NCB has been using an organizational development tool originally developed by World Learning to help SOT programs develop a habit of annual self-assessment, leading to priorities for technical assistance and capacity-building.   This week your organization will receive the 2013 NCB Guide to Services and Resources which has as its first Tab “Technical Assistance Needs Assessment”.  This is where you find the that tool—the “Matrix”--and our recommended process.  Our deadline of Jan.

Helping Clients Gain Independence and Self-Sufficiency Through a Bikes for Clients Program

Description

Take two wheels, add some pedals and brakes, and finish with a flourish of gears and you have what Cynthia McArthur considers a valuable tool for helping victims of torture progress in the healing process.  McArthur, long-time volunteer at the Center for Victims of Torture and an avid bicyclist, first recognized the benefits of a bicycle donation program while seeking to combine her background in social work with her love for the sport.

Grant Writing: Using the FRAP Process

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications manual was created to help grantees acquire the skills and resources needed to plan, write, and prepare a competitive grant application for funding. The manual can be viewed or downloaded at: http://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-web-guide

A Guide To Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) on The Web SAMHSA provides this Web Guide to assist the public with simple and direct connections to Web sites that contain information about interventions to prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders.

A Roadmap for Implementing Electronic Health Records in Programs Serving Torture Survivors

Board Café

Board Café is the electronic newsletter exclusively for members of nonprofit boards of directors. Board Café offers a menu of ideas, information, opinion, news, and resources to help board members give and get the most out of board service. There are over 70 issues in the archive. Board Café is published by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (www.compasspoint.org)

International Research and Program Evaluation Collaborative (IRPEC) bibliography

14-page bibliography created by CVT's research team as part of an international project.

Includes the following sections:

  • Research and Evaluation Studies on Torture
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Cross Cultural Research
  • Consequences of Torture (Physical/Mental/Emotional/Symptoms)
  • Treatment Approaches for Torture Survivors
  • Quality of Life and Adaptation
  • Measures and Instruments

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) is a private international health organization based in Denmark that supports the prevention of torture and the rehabilitation needs of torture survivors. IRCT published TORTURE journal and offers current news on torture-related issues. Their Web site offers access to a library database that includes information on the subject of torture, including torture prevention and torture rehabilitation.

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