What does HealTorture.org offer Service Providers?
How do I learn about the Healing Process?
What can I learn about via Webinars or by watching Videos?
What if I am a New Employee to a program serving torture survivors?
What resources are available to Students researching the healing process of torture survivors?

Q: I came here via a link - how do I find the resource I'm looking for?
A: Type your search term in the search box in the upper right corner!

We encourage people who are serving survivors of torture to submit resources to this website.

Running for their lives

This excellent feature by the Washington Post shares the stories of Ethiopian torture survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The survivors in this story are all highly talented runners, and used athletic events in the U.S. as a way to escape oppression in Ethiopia.

Resource Spotlight: Great Graphics for your Communications

We know that great images can make a huge difference in our campaigns' success, but it can be hard to find effective ones. Of course the best solution, if possible, is to take and use your own photographs, but that can be unfeasible for many reasons. Check out Julia Campbell's webinar on How to Create Eye-Catching Graphics for your Nonprofit. Here are a few good places to get free stock photos that you can freely use on your website, in publications, etc. ...


Many torture survivors do not speak English as their first language, and it might be necessary to have an interpreter be part of sessions with that survivor.

Interpreters take the spoken word in one language and change it into the spoken word in a second language. (Note that a translator takes the written word in one language and changes it into the written word in a second language.) The materials on this page pertain to interpreters.

Most health-related sessions are interpreted consecutively, meaning the interpreter speaks after the provider or the survivor finishes.

Interpreter training


HealTorture-Talk is a membership listserv 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 sponsored by the National Capacity-building Project and funded by ORR/TVRA funds. Subscribers may be clinical or non-clinical staff. There is no limit to the number of eligible program staff who may participate.

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