Webinars (all topics)

Couples Therapy with Torture Survivors

Monday, 16 June 2014

Description

Torture and trauma break connections and disrupt attachment bonds with a consequent increase in marital distress. Our clinical experience at CVT confirms the fact that couples’ relationships are dramatically damaged by torture. At the same time, those relationships are instrumental in the survivors’ recovery. Well-designed couples therapy has the potential to help survivor couples deal more effectively with trauma-related marital distress, to assist partners to understand and provide spousal support, to promote treatment engagement, and to strengthen intimate relationships.

The other webinars in the post-family reunification series are:

Increasing Awareness and Responding to Domestic Violence in the Care of Torture Survivors and Their Families

Friday, 16 May 2014

Description

Domestic violence (DV) is a public health concern and a human rights violation. This webinar is the first in a post-family reunification series that will address issues affecting torture survivors and their loved ones.  The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health conducted interviews with 15 U.S. torture rehabilitation programs to identify promising practices and models of trauma-informed care.  During the interviews, the torture rehabilitation centers stated that “there is a gap in services for domestic violence in the torture survivor community”. 

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

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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 Case Management 101: a video mini-course

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Introduction to Case Management 101:  a video mini-course

Case Management 101 is a video mini-course on the fundamentals of providing case management services to survivors of torture, designed specifically for case managers who are not trained social workers. Joan Hodges-Wu, MA, will introduce two training videos in this webinar session:  “Case Management 101:  Client Boundaries” and “Case Management 101: Writing Case Notes”.  Joan, the creator and presenter, will discuss how these videos may be used in torture treatment  work and also answer any questions that you may have.

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

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

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.

Strengthening Case Management: Case Management and the Suicidal Client

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

This webinar is designed for case managers who work with clients who have attempted suicide or expressed suicidal ideation. While mental health staff are responsible for the evaluation and treatment of suicidal clients, survivors may also reach out to case managers for help during times of crisis.  For this reason, case managers should also be prepared to identify risk factors, protective factors, and become familiar with basic suicide intervention skills.

Challenges in the U.S. Asylum System Impacting Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Description

This webinar is an opportunity for staff of torture treatment programs to review current issues in U.S. asylum law and how those challenges impact healing for survivors of torture.  During this update on asylum law & trends for service providers working with torture survivors we focus on credible fear interviews and asylum presentations especially on the Southern border, including what happens to clients in the process, where they go after entry, and differences between those claims and affirmative cases.

The Value of Integrating Primary Medical Care into the Treatment of Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Description:

In this webinar Dr. Kate Sugarman will present on the collaborative healing relationship between torture rehabilitation staff and primary care physicians and the value of integrating psychological and medical care into a torture survivor’s treatment plan.  Dr. Sugarman and Laurel Smith-Raut, MSW, a social worker at ASTT, will present on their unique approach to this model.

Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Describe one medical approach to treating  survivors with comorbid conditions
  2. Recognize the importance of documenting a survivor’s

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