Webinars (all topics)

Backgrounder on New Iraqi Arrivals

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Note: The "new" Iraqi arrivals referenced in this webinar were new in 2008. Obviously refugee and immigrant arrivals vary year to year, but the context provided in this webinar is still valuable for those serving Iraqis.


This webinar is the first in a series related to recent Iraqi arrivals. The context is focus on the geography, religious groups, social norms, and conflicts that arise with new immigrants. The speakers identify schisms between religious factions (Shi’ite and Sunni, Muslim and Christian) that date back throughout the long history of Iraq.

Selection & Implementation of Evidence Based Practices: Clinical Worldviews in the Care of Torture Survivors: Part 1 of Mollica Series

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Dr. Mollica leads this webinar on the imprtance of understanding differing worldviews in the treatment of survivors of torture. As physicians treat patients from traditional societies, understanding their background it critical. Because many patients are not familiar with western medicine, it is important for the service provider to implement numerous components (biological/medical, psychological, social, and spiritual). To accomplish this, Mollica suggests developing a relationship with the patient, gaining their trust, and empathizing with the patient’s personal conditions.

Serving Children who are Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 23 January 2008


This webinar is intended for therapists working with children who are torture survivors or war traumatized, and it discusses two specific ways of working with these children therapeutically instead of discussing methods to broadly serve them. It also applies to therapists practicing Somatic Psychology and/or Dance Movement Therapy, though non-practitioners can include applicable elements in their own practices.

Motivational Interviewing: Building Readiness for Change

Wednesday, 12 December 2007


Motivation is often considered a characteristic fostered and maintained on an individual basis; we describe ourselves as being self-motivated for graduate school, inspired to learn new languages by personal drive, and guided by internal ambition when pursuing new aims. Edward Stellon challenges this notion through this webinar by introducing the concept of motivational interviewing, a tactic for helping clients overcome ambivalence and uncertainty when confronted with the tides of change.

Grant Writing: Using the FRAP Process

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

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.

Measurement, Assessment, and Data in a Cross-Cultural Context: Making Sure Your Data Informs, and Doesn't Hurt, Your Services and Program

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Greg Vinson provides an overview of the process to collect and analyze data, with sensitivity to unique concerns in cross-cultural settings. He describes how cross-cultural factors can affect accuracy of measures; and how clients may have a different understanding of question content and scaled response choices. He reviews methods to ensure recorded measures are reliable and valid, while accommodating factors of cross-cultural settings. Reviews the practical benefits of demonstrating measures, with a guided example.

Legal Assistance for Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Learning Objective 1: To identify eligibility criteria for forms of immigration relief available to survivors of torture.

  • From Persecution to Prison: The Health Consequences of Detention for Asylum Seekers,  Physicians for Human Rights, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. (2003) Boston: Physicians for Human Rights, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Viewed on-line at http://www.jrsusa.org/docs/report-perstoprison-2003.pdf

  • Lonegan, Bryan. (2004). Immigration Detention and Removal: A Guide for Detainees and Their Families. The Legal Aid Society:  Viewed online at

Public Relations and Development Tools: Your Roadmap for Fundraising Success

Wednesday, 11 July 2007


This webinar focuses on the “Ten Immutable laws of the Fundraising Universe.” Areas of discussion in this webinar include how to tell your story, creating a list of how donors can help, and writing an annual public relations plan for your organization. The speaker also notes the importance of building a relationship with local reporters that write about events related to your field (events, galas, etc.). It is also important to thank your donors often, the speaker suggests seven times.

How to Build Relationships with Local Resources for Funding

Wednesday, 13 June 2007
This webinar begins a series that explores different avenues for increasing funding in nonprofits. Topics include: characterization of donors, setting a timeline, and action to achieve your goals. Importance is placed on donor relations, building a network of donors, and enthusiastically reaching out to new and creative sources of donations. The second half touches on the importance of developing a case statement including relevance, proximity, sense of future, immediacy, excitement, and importance.

International Justice

Wednesday, 16 May 2007


International Justice-accountability for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -is a crucial element of establishing respect for human rights worldwide. Through the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of human rights violations, including torture, the international justice regime seeks to eliminate impunity in the face of such crimes.