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.
Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., suffered vicarious trauma while repeatedly caring for patients who had experienced violence. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she writes about identifying it and seeking support. Click here to view the blog article.
"Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN"
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
CVT Physioptherapists Featured in Groundbreaking New Book
A new text book, Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry, features CVT’s dynamic approach to physical therapy for survivors of torture and trauma. Read the article.
This excellent feature by the Washington Post shares the stories of Ethiopian torture survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The survivors in this story are all highly talented runners, and used athletic events in the U.S. as a way to escape oppression in Ethiopia.
“Survivors of torture around the world will not be silenced. With the help of CJA we are rising up to hold our abusers accountable under the law. CJA’s victories are bringing us closer to a world in which state-sponsored torture is unacceptable.”
Many torture survivor rehabilitation centers in the U.S. strive to recreate a home-like atmosphere for clients – from hanging indigenous textiles on the walls to displaying small handicrafts from around the world.
Ms. Willhoite has worked for the past couple years as an international clinical advisor for mental health in CVT’s International Services programs, where she oversees capacity building of mental health services for torture treatment centers around the world, provides clinical supervision for embedded psychologists, and works on global mental health advocacy in Washington. Previously, Ms.
Dr. Buckley is Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, where he coordinates the Public Health & Healthcare Policy course and co-coordinates the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience program. He is a clinical consultant and evaluator for the Khmer Health Advocates, a Cambodian-American healthcare organization in West Hartford, CT, where he also is a preceptor for students on clincial healthcare rotations.
This episode of Stories from the Field features Jean Abbott from the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in St. Louis, speaking about how she came to work in the field of torture treatment through the refuge movement, founded the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma in St. Louis, and what keeps her in the field: the compelling relationships that help in healing.