Mental health

Join the Conversation

Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

This selected set of mental health resources was compiled in early 2014, especially for people who may not be as familiar with torture survivors' mental health needs. For additional mental health information, explore the Mental Health section of the HealTorture.org web site.

Children and Youth:   These resources are intended for professionals working with children in need of specialized mental health services, educational and housing support, medical attention, and employment and public benefits. Resources include:

  • Expert presentations, with such topics as:
  • Serving children who are torture survivors
  • Evidence-based treatment models in trauma work with children, adolescents and families
  • Trauma-focused assessment and treatment for children;
  • Studies of adversity, resilience, and child mental health
  • Disrupted attachments and how torture threatens the fabric of family life
  • Scholarly articles, with such topics as:
  • Effects of torture, war and violence on children and youth
  • Resilience and protective factors
  • Intervention strategies
  • Program development resources
  • Family reunification resources
  • Interventions and measures, with such topics as:
  • Adapted modified aggression scale
  • Youth assessment questionnaire

Additional Webinar Trainings on Mental Health: