Webinars (all topics)

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

Emergency & Psychological Preparedness: Supporting Survivors and Ourselves During Crises

Monday, 03 June 2013

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.

Physical Therapy for Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Description

Some specialized torture treatment centers have observed benefits among their patients from physical treatment modalities such as physical therapy or massage. Primary care or other clinics treating torture survivors may also consider such interventions when addressing complaints of chronic pain and physical symptoms.  Because torture is usually directed in part toward the physical being of the victim, attention to the body can be especially therapeutic, both emotionally and physically.

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