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Guide: Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Backgrounder

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: March 26, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, FGC
This guide provides answers to questions about female genital cutting (FGC) including what it is, who is affected by it, the different types of FGC, why it is performed and more.

Archived Webinar: Psychological Issues in Navigating the Asylum Process

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: February 1, 2018
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar examined the central goals and areas of potential intervention in the asylum process. It looked at the techniques of gathering pertinent clinical information and the most effective ways of transmitting that information– both in written form and as evidence presented in court testimony. A particular area of focus will be how to maintain …

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Archived Webinar: An Outline of a Best Practice Model for Working With Survivors of Torture

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: September 1, 2017
Topic(s): Health
This webinar introduced the culturally appropriate and evidence-based way that complex care approaches can be adapted to the unique healthcare problems of torture survivors. The webinar defined “complex care” and presented a model that encompasses five domains: the trauma story, biomedical, psychological, social, and spiritual. An interactive e-consultation followed. This resource is available on the …

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Archived Webinar: Group Work With Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: July 1, 2017
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar reviewed what survivors of torture (SoT) programs can do to create their own group interventions and to collaborate with other organizations to facilitate interventions in the larger community. It examined what kind of consultative oversight may work for your organization and how distance supervision can facilitate these group endeavors. The webinar gave recommendations …

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Archived Webinar: Integrating Refugee Mental Healthcare – RHS-15 and Healthcare Providers

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: June 1, 2017
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Data Collection
The first session of this two-part webinar illustrated the benefits for refugees to have early mental health screenings and ongoing access to services within integrative healthcare models, shared how the scoring of the RHS-15 can help providers identify patient history, including torture, and described the process of creating strong collaborations among physical health and mental …

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Guide: Integrated Care Continuum for Survivors of Torture Instruction (SOT-ICC)

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: June 1, 2017
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Healthcare
The Survivors of Torture Integrated Care Continuum instrument (SOT-ICC) is a self-assessment of integrated care practices and systems designed for programs delivering services to torture survivors. The purpose of the instrument is for program staff to discuss and identify the program’s baseline position on the integrated care continuum, and find opportunities to move programs towards …

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Archived Webinar: Integrative Healthcare Settings – Exploring Approaches and Benefits for Refugees

Author(s): National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT)
Date: May 1, 2017
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
The first session of this two-part webinar sought to explore the barriers faced by refugees in accessing both primary healthcare and mental healthcare services and how best to remove these barriers through an integrative healthcare approach. The webinar further discussed team approaches to best coordinate services for refugees through a culturally competent and trauma-informed approach. …

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Archived Webinar: Promoting Safety With Our Clients

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: January 1, 2017
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
This webinar presented psychosocial and immigration-related strategies for identifying and addressing safety-related stressors of our clients. Safety concerns manifest in a wide range of ways and can be addressed with a variety of supportive, collaborative, and creative strategies. This webinar was followed by an e-consultation that went into more depth with case examples. This resource …

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Guide: Resources for Staff New to Serving Survivors of Torture

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
This list summarizes training resources for staff at Survivors of Torture programs and refugee-serving agencies who are new to working with torture survivors. The list was developed by the National Capacity Building Project at the Center for Victims of Torture. All resources and materials are available on HealTorture.org.

Video: Getting and Staying Well for Congolese Refugees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 15, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence, Grief and Healing, Healthcare, Sexual and Reproductive Health
This six part video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) covers a variety of health topics specifically for Congolese refugees and it is narrated in Kiswahili. The series includes:  Introduction to Healthcare in the U.S. explains the role of healthcare providers, preventive care, and health insurance. Your Body Before, During and After Pregnancy …

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