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Archived Webinar: Applying Ambiguous Loss Theory to Torture Survivors: A Conversation with Pauline Boss

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: November 10, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
Description: Survivors of torture have endured multiple and often catastrophic losses – loved ones, home, identity, culture. Some of these may be understood as Ambiguous Losses – a loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding.   According to Dr. Pauline Boss, “Human relationships are ruptured indefinitely by ambiguous loss, causing trauma and frozen grief. While …

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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 – Where We are and the Path Ahead for Staff and Patients

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID-19, and risked bringing …

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Archived Webinar: COVID Vaccinations: Practical and Ethical Considerations

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: February 24, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Screening and Assessment
The COVID-19 crisis has particular implications for Survivors of Torture programs and non-hospital-based organizations are starting to ask questions about safely providing services now that vaccination is possible for many staff and clients. What are the ethical considerations about safely returning to in-person services? Do we need to mandate that staff get vaccinated? Clients? Can …

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Archived Webinar: Fundraising for Torture Treatment

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: March 10, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Torture treatment programs face unique fundraising challenges and opportunities in these competitive times.  In this webinar, the perspectives of two organizations are shared – one a stand-alone program, and one that is embedded within a larger organization – about how torture treatment programs can meet challenges and take advantage of opportunities in the current fundraising …

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Archived Webinar: The Science of Empathy, Empathic Reflection, and Empathic Regulation in Clinical Care

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 2, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This webinar presents a brief overview of the history and science of empathy.  The discovery of the biological basis of empathy “the mirror neurons” is discussed. A new model of empathic reflection for daily practice in the clinical setting called the Wheel of Empathy is presented. Overcoming major barriers to achieving empathic therapist-patient/client clinical relationships …

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Archived Webinar: Therapy for Refugees and Torture Survivors: New H.E.A.R.T. Model

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: May 15, 2019
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
In this webinar series, 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. This resource is …

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Toolkit: Improving Well-Being for Refugees in Primary Care: A Toolkit for Providers

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: March 4, 2019
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
This is a Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)-produced toolkit focusing specifically on improving health care interventions for refugees in the primary care setting in the United States. It was developed based on CVT’s 35 years of providing care to torture and war trauma survivors in Minnesota and 5 years of exporting that care to …

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E-learning: Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Health

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: February 21, 2019
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Healthcare
Presented by the University of Minnesota, this seven-hour lecture-based introductory course in immigrant and refugee health includes eight lectures led by global health experts. There are also accompanying external resources, and a pre- and post-test. A University of Minnesota account is required to complete this module; after registration you will receive an email confirmation and …

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Archived Webinar: Boundaries in the Electronic Age

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: January 23, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Boundaries
This webinar examined ethical and professional practice issues related to the electronic 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, were discussed along with things which may require the development of program policies and/or standards. Objectives: After …

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Guide: Pregnancy and Childbirth for Women Affected by Female Genital Cutting (FGC)

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: November 29, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, FGC, Sexual and Reproductive Health
This guide provides information and tips for victims of FGC who are pregnant and what to expect during childbirth. It includes information on prenatal and postnatal care, labor and delivery in the U.S., and tips on speaking with a doctor.