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Webinars (all topics)

Webinars are seminars held on the web on serving survivors of torture. To see lists of webinars by topic please use the topic menu at the top of the page. Some of the webinars are available to members only, and you will have to log in to see all the webinars.
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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.


Participants will come away with:

* practical techniques to maximize board

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.

Navigating the Marketplace Application Process for Immigrant Families

Friday, 21 February 2014

Note: This webinar was hosted by the Centers for Medical and Medicaid Services, and is not a production of the National Capacity Building Project. We include it on this website because we believe it will be helpful to you.

You can access the recorded webinar by going to the GoToWebinar service and registering. Playback will begin immediately as soon as you have registered.

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.

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.

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.

Refugees from The Democratic Republic of Congo: an overview for torture treatment centers

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


According to the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) some 50,000 Congolese refugees are expected to be resettled in the United States over the next few years.

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

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


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


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.


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

2013 Site Visit Protocol for SOT ORR Direct Service Grantees

Friday, 16 August 2013

This webinar, held on August 15, 2013, addresses the site visit protocol for survivors of torture rehabilitation centers that are direct service grantees from by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Grants Management Contacts

The Grant Management Specialist identified on your FAA should be called on all financial and non-programmatic aspects of the Grants.

To email: first name.last

Grants Specialist         Phone NumberStates Represented
Roni Brooks(202) 401-5283(202) 401-5283
  • AZ
  • UT
Theresa Hall(202) 401-5402(202) 401-5402
  • IL
  • MA
  • MI
  • MO
  • PA
  • VA
  • VT
Marc Hill(202) 690-5800(202) 690-5800
  • CT