Léonce Byimana

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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.

Léonce Byimana is the Executive Director of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support coalition (TASSC).  TASSC is a coalition of torture survivors and is concerned not only with the prevention of torture but also addresses its aftermath for the individual survivor, family, community, and society.  Prior to his work with TASSC he was Program Director at the Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture at the Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County. He is a Health Professional and a Human Rights activist with degrees in Clinical Psychology, Public Health and Conflict Resolution. He has worked with local NGOs in Rwanda and International NGOs like Handicap International, Partners in Health, Clinton Health Access Initiative and Delagua Health/UK. His work was mainly with Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), HIV/AIDS patients, PTSD clients and torture survivors.