Evaluation

Refugee's Northwest SoT Program: Forensic Evaluator Training

Evaluation Network: Forensic Evaluator Training RSVP

We are holding a free virtual training to train SoT evaluators and educate additional allied professionals including medical providers, psychological providers, psychological PhD students, and

CVT Literature Selection Q4 2021

This document is a resource for current literature, October through December, on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the area of social work that relates directly to the psychological well-being of these populations. The compilation below includes peer-reviewed journal article citations in these areas and links to the publicly available abstracts and full-text versions of these articles.

New Publications in Intervention Journal

“A Field Report on the Pilot Implementation of Problem Management Plus with Lay Providers in an Eritrean Refugee Setting in Ethiopia” - This report covers a pilot training program that was conducted with paraprofessionals working with Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, focused on skills and delivery of the Problem Management Plus (PM+) intervention, which focuses on mental health needs in humanitarian crises, including COVID response. Authors Frezgi Gebrekristos, MA, EQUIP focal person, CVT Ethiopia-Tigray; Liyam Eloul, MA, clinical advisor; and Shannon Golden, PH.D., research associate; write about the project and lessons learned. Download the PDF here.

“Development of a Tool to Assess Competencies of Problem Management Plus Facilitators Using Observed Standardised Role Plays: The EQUIP Competency Rating Scale for Problem Management Plus”

CVT PATH Bibliography Q3 2020

CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) creates bibliographies every quarter of resources for current literature on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the areas of social work that relate directly to the psychological well-being of these populations. The bibliography includes peer-reviewed journal article citations in these areas; select original summaries of those articles; and links to the publicly available abstracts and full-text versions of these articles.

2020 ORR Survivors of Torture Program Data Points Database: Review and Updates

Description:

This training is for ORR Services for Survivors of Torture grantees.  ORR has made some updates to the Refugee Arrivals Data System (RADS) Survivors of Torture (SOT) Program Data Points (PDP) Database. This mandatory training will review those changes and other SOT data reporting requirements including demographics (e.g., ethnicity, language, country of origin) and outcome indicators (e.g., separate outcomes for new and continuing clients). This webinar will also be an orientation for users new to the SOT program database.

Objectives:  

Staff of all disciplines are encouraged to

CVT PATH Bibliography Q1 2020

CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) creates bibliographies every quarter of resources for current literature on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the areas of social work that relate directly to the psychological well-being of these populations. The bibliography includes peer-reviewed journal article citations in these areas; select original summaries of those articles; and links to the publicly available abstracts and full-text versions of these articles.

Fundamentals: Introduction to Program Evaluation Resources

Additional Online Program Evaluation Resources

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (PMER) e-Learning Series on HealTorture.org, developed by CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) project. This course is designed for staff who conduct evaluation but who may not be formally trained in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). As a series of 5 self-guided units - Introduction, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research – it provides further detail about each of the topics covered in NCB’s Fundamentals: Program Evaluation lesson. Each unit ranges from 30-55 minutes in length.

HealTorture

Fundamentals: Medical Services Resources

 

Benson J, Skull S. Hiding from the sun – vitamin D deficiency in refugees. Australian Family Physician. 2007;36:355-357.

Crosby SS, Norredam M, Paasche-Orlow MK, et al. Prevalence of torture survivors among foreign-born patients presenting to an urban ambulatory care practice. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006;21(7):764-8.

Grodin MA, Piwowarczyk L, Fulker D, Bazazi AR, Saper RB.

Fundamentals: Legal Services Resources

Publications

 Immigration Dynamics - Processes, Challenges and Benefits.pdf (155.312 KB)

Advocates for Human Rights Pro Bono Asylum Representation Manual

Asylum Officer Basic Training Course Lesson Plan on Interviewing Survivors

Germain, R., AILA’s Asylum Primer:  A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure (7th Ed. 2015) - available for purchase
Preface available to read online here
Excerpt of Chapter 2: US Asylum Law available to read online here

Wilkinson, John, “Immigration Dynamics: Processes, Challenges, and Benefits,” in Smith, Hawthorne, Keller, Alan, and  Lhewa, DW, eds.

PMER Lesson 5: Research: Resources

Congratulations! You have completed the five-part PMER Monitoring & Evaluation e-learning series. We hope you found this series useful and informative. Please complete a brief PMER e-Learning Series Evaluation to help us improve our offerings. Your feedback is important to us. Thank you. 

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PMER Lesson 4: Evaluation: Resources

Suggested Resources:

American Evaluation Association statement of principles http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=51

An in-depth resource on developmental evaluation 
 
Washington State University Participatory Evaluation Resource 
 
Evaluation resource website http://betterevaluation.org
 
 
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PMER Lesson 3: Monitoring: Resources

Suggested Resources:

 
Everyday Monitoring--a New York Times article about “data driven lives” and how we monitor in everyday life http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/magazine/02self-measurement-t.html
 
 
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PMER Lesson 2: Planning: Resources

Suggested Resources:
 
 
Needs Assessment:
 
Oregon State University Needs Assessment Primer 
 
Oregon State University Needs Assessment Example 
 
Free tool for Pathway Models http://www.evaluationnetway.com/ (requires sign-in)
 

PMER Lesson 1: Intro: Resources

Suggested resources:

More on evaluation from the American Evaluation Association: http://www.eval.org/p/bl/et/blogid=2&blogaid=4

More on the differences between research and evaluation http://betterevaluation.org/blog/framing_the_difference_between_research_and_evaluation

Improving programs with evaluation findings: http://toolkit.pellinstitute.org/evaluation-guide/communicate-improve/improve-program-with-evaluation-findings/

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Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)

Data-driven decision-making is one of the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s six guiding principles. The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META Project) puts this principle into action, helping improve ORR-funded organizations’ capacity to collect meaningful data, manage it well, analyze it effectively, and use the resulting analyses to improve programs for refugees in the U.S.

META provides one-on-one technical assistance, learning resources, and trainings to help refugee services providers improve their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices.

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