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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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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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Archived Webinar: Organizational Sustainability: A View from 3 Perspectives

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: September 19, 2018
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
In the first session of this two-part webinar, presenters examined organizational sustainability through three essential factors: financial stability, partnership development, and staff retention. Participants had the opportunity to identify and explore strategies and practices in each of these areas that can help them develop more sustainable, healthy, vibrant organizations. In the second session, presenters shared …

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Archived Webinar: Leadership and Resilience Among Survivors of Violence and Torture

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: July 1, 2018
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
In this webinar, presenters described their experiences developing programs that were started and led by survivors. They also discussed how their own past experiences and resilience informs the work they do. The webinar described how integrating survivors into a program’s work can incorporate their voices, support them as experts in their own experiences, and assist …

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Archived Webinar: Working With Survivors of Torture: The Mind-Body Connection

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: May 1, 2018
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar focused on the role of the mind-body connection in the treatment of survivors of torture in both individual and group settings. Presenters reviewed the clinical application of meditation, physical therapy, and yoga with survivors of torture. They described techniques in each discipline and how they may be a valuable part of treatment for …

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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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