This is the first part of a two-part training on how to use screening tools with survivors of torture to achieve more than just data collection. The second part of the training - an e-consultation with the same experts - is not recorded to enhance confidentiality. The presenters are experts from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Northwest Health and Human Rights, and the Marjorie Kovler Center. Please plan to attend both sessions.
Session 1: The webinar will focus on the range of screening tools available to clinicians working with survivors of torture and how they can be
This Measured Impact Webinar discusses the legal definitions of torture and how they apply to eligibility determinations for Survivors of Torture programs. Presenters Annie Sovcik, Marie Soueid, and Faith Ray of the Center for Victims of Torture
concentrate on the legal frameworks of the U.S. and U.N. definitions of torture, as well as the refugee definition. They include examples to illustrate cases that rise to the level of torture and cases that do not.
HealTorture-Talk is a membership listserv that is open to all staff working in programs for torture survivors who are either ORR/TVRA grantees, members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP), or ORR/TVRA staff. It is also open to staff at ORR-funded programs, beyond those funded under the TVRA, who see survivors of torture in their work. It is sponsored by the National Capacity-building Project and funded by ORR/TVRA funds. Subscribers may be clinical or non-clinical staff. There is no limit to the number of eligible program staff who may participate.
The Quiet Epidemic: Mental Disorders in Refugees
A February 16 story on WIRED explores challenges related to mental health issues in limited resource areas, and featured members of CVT international staff.
If you're new to the field, we recommend giving Healing the Hurt a read. This short book is a great introduction to torture treatment, covering the multidisciplinary fields included as well as critical overarching themes.