ORR Survivors of Torture Program Data Collection Update

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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.

This webinar is presented by the National Capacity Building Project of the Center for Victims of Torture on behalf of the Survivors of Torture Program of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. It was recorded on October 4, 2016.


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Thursday, 06 October 2016



The Office of Refugee Resettlement provided this webinar to update Survivors of Torture (SOT) grantees on its data collection process.  During the webinar, participants reviewed a draft of revised ORR program data points through the perspectives of research, program evaluation, and federal grant-making and program management.


ORR Services for Survivors of Torture Program Data Points

Survivor of Torture Psychosocial Well-being Index-Short (SOT-PWI-S)

American Evaluation Association

National Capacity Building Project Evaluation

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Survivor of Torture Psychosocial Well-being Index (SOT-PWI)

For more information on the option to participate in SOT-PWI longitudinal research study, please contact Dr. Michaela Zajicek-Farber at farber@cua.edu

The National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs

The NCTTP Member Centers’ Research Project is enthusiastic to work with all NCTTP members and the ORR in this Data Venture for FY2017. We encourage ORR SOT Grantees which are not yet members of the NCTTP to consider membership. Contact Crystal Riley (rileyc@ohsu.edu) or Megan Berthold (megan.berthold@uconn.edu) for more information.

If you have questions about membership in the NCTTP, contact Mary Lynn Everson at 224-479-2701 or by email at meverson@heartlandalliance.org


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