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What can I learn about via Webinars or by watching Videos?
What if I am a New Employee to a program serving torture survivors?
What resources are available to Students researching the healing process of torture survivors?


We encourage people who are serving survivors of torture to submit resources to this website.


 

Therapy for Refugees and Torture Survivors: New H.E.A.R.T. Model Part 1

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Description:

In this first session of our  Measured Impact Webinar (MIW) mini-course, "Therapy for Refugees and Torture Survivors: New H.E.A.R.T. (Healing Environment and Restorative Therapy)" Dr. Richard Mollica of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma  introduces the H.E.A.R.T. model of care in working with survivors of torture. Dr. Mollica  describes the H.E.A.R.T. model and how the concepts contained in it may provide a different way of thinking about therapy with survivors of torture.

Defining Effective Care Coordination for Mental Health Referrals of Refugee Populations in the United States

This is a new report published in the journal Ethnicity & Health, “Defining effective care coordination for mental health referrals of refugee populations in the United States,"by Patricia J. Shannon, Gregory A. Vinson, Tonya L. Horn & Evelyn Lennon. Follow the link to the online abstract: full article available for purchase.

Improving Well-Being for Refugees in Primary Care: A Toolkit for Providers

CVT’s NEW Toolkit for Providers Working with Refugees

Meet Paw, a refugee from Burma seeking medical care in the U.S. for her headaches, nightmares and physical pain. She’s unfamiliar with the U.S. primary care system and she doesn’t speak English. Waiting alone at her first doctor appointment, Paw wonders, “How will the doctor understand me? What if I don’t like my interpreter? Will I ever be healthy again?”

Paw’s questions don’t end there. They’re only a few of several listed in in CVT’s new manual, “Improving Well Being

Boundaries in the Electronic Age

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Description:

With the cell phone, tablets, home computers, and the internet social services and health care have undergone radical changes in the last two decades. This webinar will examine ethical and professional practice issues related to this evolution in methods of communication.  Use of internet searches on clients, communication via texting, the use of blogs and help sites, friending on social media sites, will be discussed along with things which may require the development of program policies and/or standards.

Staff of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. 

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Orientation for the ORR Services for Survivor of Torture Program (FY19-22)

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Description:  This webinar provides ORR SOT grantees an overview of important aspects of working with ORR.  Included here are an introduction to new grantees, project highlights from several continuing grantees, and an update from the technical assistance grantee, the National Capacity Building Project.  ORR will review the performance progress, federal financial, and ORR data collection and reporting requirements. 

This webinar was facilitated by Tim Kelly
Program Officer, Survivors of Torture Program
Division of Refugee Health
Office of Refugee Resettlement                           

Organizational Sustainability Part 2: A View From 3 Perspectives

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Description:

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged as never before to make efficient use of the financial, community and human resources available to them to more effectively serve their clients and expand their community impact. In this measured impact mini-course we examine organizational sustainability through three essential factors:  financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention.

Organizational Sustainability: A View from 3 Perspectives

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Description:

Nonprofit organizations are being challenged as never before to make efficient use of the financial, community and human resources available to them to more effectively serve their clients and expand their community impact. In this measured impact mini-course we examine organizational sustainability through three essential factors:  financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention.

Leadership and Resilience Among Survivors of Violence and Torture: eConsultation

Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Description:
Very often both survivors of torture and torture treatment programs may benefit from survivors having a greater voice in the work that torture treatment programs do.  So what does it mean to truly hear the survivor’s voice in providing services to survivors of torture? What are some of the ways that programs can engage survivors?

Our presenters will describe their experiences in creating and developing programs that were started and led by survivors.

Leadership and Resilience Among Survivors of Violence and Torture

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
SPECIAL NOTE: We experienced technical difficulties with the audio during the recording of this webinar. We apologize for any sound quality issues.
 
Description:
 
Very often both survivors of torture and torture treatment programs may benefit from survivors having a greater voice in the work that torture treatment programs do.  So what does it mean to truly hear the survivor’s voice in providing services to survivors of torture? What are some of the ways that programs can engage survivors?

Our presenters will describe their experiences in creating and developing programs that were started

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