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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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.

Strengthening Case Management: Containment with Clients

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Description

The third in a 3-part series on Strengthening Case Management, this webinar is intended for case managers (CMs) who work with clients that are unable to control their emotions during stressful situations. To begin, participants review the relationship between emotion, stress, and the brain. Participants then learn three containment strategies appropriate for CMs to use with emotionally unstable clients. This webinar focuses on best practices for CMs to use during client eligibility screenings.

Objectives

1)     Discuss emotional dysregulation  
2)    Understand the following

Annual Self-Assessment: Using the NCB "Matrix" to Your Advantage

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Description

NCB has been using an organizational development tool originally developed by World Learning to help SOT programs develop a habit of annual self-assessment, leading to priorities for technical assistance and capacity-building.   This week your organization will receive the 2013 NCB Guide to Services and Resources which has as its first Tab “Technical Assistance Needs Assessment”.  This is where you find the that tool—the “Matrix”--and our recommended process.  Our deadline of Jan.

Strengthening Case Management: Introducing Narrative Concepts

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Description

The second in a proposed 3-part series by Joan Hodges on strengthening case management, this webinar presents narrative therapy as a potential approach for case managers (CMs) to apply when working with torture survivors.  Using narrative concepts, case managers can use therapeutic questioning to help clients recognize and reflect on their current problems and to empower clients to reexamine and reframe their lives. Please note this webinar does not qualify anyone to do narrative therapy

Objectives

  • To gain a basic understanding narrative therapy
  • To discuss the potential for

Performance Measurement – Using Data to Improve Quality

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

In this webinar Dr. Edward Cohen speaks directly to torture treatment providers, to identify ways you can evaluate your Center’s performance. Dr. Cohen explains the basic terminology of performance measurement. His examples cover different areas of service, and may help you identify which aspects of your own program you could measure, and the need to focus your collection of data to the item being measured. He discusses how evaluation not only helps you report the success of your program, it allows you to proactively evaluate the quality of your delivery of services.

Guidelines and Advice on End of the ORR Project Year Reporting

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Description: 

During this webinar, we will review guidelines for the October ORR Semi-Annual report and the Final Report due 90 days after the end of the project period. This will include financial forms and requirem ents, data reporting, and final narrative report expectations.

Objectives:

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

Detail the formats and requirements for reporting to ORR at the end of the project period

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding financial and programmatic reporting

Definitions for this discussion:

from 2 CFR 215.2 Subpart

Strengthening Case Management: The Value of the Therapeutic Dimension

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Description:

While most torture treatment centers maintain a strict division between mental health and case management services, mental health concepts can be appropriately adjusted for use in a case management setting. This webinar expands on an often limited view of the role of case managers in the treatment of torture survivors. While it does not advocate that case managers become therapists, it suggests they adapt psychoanalytic theory to their jobs in order to promote “empathetic connections” and “safe spaces” in their relationships with clients.

Torture Survivors and their Power: Strengths-based Treatment

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Description:

Individuals who have been tortured have lost their power during their experiences. The right to stop pain, make choices, and direct one's life are taken away during torture. Using strengths-based approaches, providers can prevent taking their power away again. We can recognize that they are the expert in what they need; they have all that is necessary to survive; and that the power to grow is innate within them. In this webinar we'll discuss some of the theory and methods behind strengths-based care.

Objectives:

After participating in the Webinar participants will be able to:

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