This e-consultation is the second part of a Measured Impact Webinar on Complex Care; it is part of the National Capacity Building project series of webinars. It was presented on October 20, 2017, and features Richard F. Mollica, MD, Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and S. Megan Berthold PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.
The discussion included an overview of the Virtual Patient as well as the five domains of the Complex Care Model.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical malfunction, we were unable to record this webinar. The PowerPoint file is attached below. The link to the simulated clinical interview is available by contacting NCB.
This measured impact webinar series introduces the culturally and evidence-based way complex care approaches can be adapted to the unique and special health care problems of torture survivors. In this webinar, complex care is defined and a model presented that encompasses five domains:
Group interventions can have a number of benefits for organizations providing services to survivors of torture and their clients, but can also present unique challenges. For many organizations the ability to extend their work with survivors of torture through community-based organizations may be a useful approach. Using a consultative model, this two-part webinar series will look at what SoT programs can do to create their own group interventions, as well as working effectively with community–based organizations to facilitate interventions in the larger community.
Service providers who work with survivors of torture and forced migration know that their clients face many challenges in navigating environments that feel unsafe and out of their control. Concerns about their safety and their family's safety may be associated with living in a high-crime neighborhood, where "there is nothing 'post' about PTSD"; with fearing the police or other people in uniforms due to their trauma triggers; or with concerns about what seems to be an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric and the larger and, for now unanswerable, concerns around immigration and deportation.
Bellevue Program Featured in Vice Article
HealTorture.com partner the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture was featured in a February 8 article by Serena Solomon.
HealTorture-Talk is a Google Group that is open to all staff working in programs for torture survivors who are either ORR/TVRA grantees, members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP), or ORR/TVRA staff. It is also open to staff at ORR-funded programs, beyond those funded under the TVRA, who see survivors of torture in their work. It is sponsored by the National Capacity-building Project and funded by ORR/TVRA funds. Subscribers may be clinical or non-clinical staff.
Its purpose is to facilitate cooperation and information-sharing among programs
CVT International Services - 2016
In 2016 CVT's International Services department provided counseling services to 4,351 survivors of war world wide.
If you're new to the field, we recommend giving Healing the Hurt a read. This short book is a great introduction to torture treatment, covering the multidisciplinary fields included as well as critical overarching themes.