Webinars (all topics)

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.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Webinar Summary

This webinar is intended for medical professionals who have some familiarity with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is not intended to serve as training in how to practice EMDR. Because of this, this webinar focuses on the application of EMDR to torture survivors rather than an examination of the process of EMDR, leaving some jargon, such as “bilateral stimulation” and “resource installation,” undefined. The webinar includes a brief overview of EMDR, including a broad outline of an average session.