Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

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 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.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has coordinated a nationwide network of legal service hubs (New York; Miami, Florida; York, Pennsylvania; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Florence, Arizona, places where large concentrations of torture survivors are being detained in immigration detention. Their goals are to make contact with torture survivors who are lost and isolated in the detention system and to provide legal representation on their behalves. They work with many partner organizations which are listed on their website. They offer downloadable information helpful to those individuals released from immigration detention and who may have recently arrived in the United States, particularly asylum seekers.


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