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What resources are available to Students researching the healing process of torture survivors?

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

Working With Survivors of Torture - The Mind-Body Connection: eConsultation

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Many clients seen by programs that work with survivors of torture experience chronic pain, anxiety, and other symptoms long after their traumatic experience. This two-part mini-course will focus on the role of the mind-body connection in the treatment of survivors of torture in both individual and group settings.  In the first session our presenters will provide an outline of concepts and approaches regarding the clinical application of meditation, physical therapy, and yoga with survivors of torturefollowed by a thirty minute question and answer period.

Fundamentals: Social Services Part 1

This lesson introduces SOCIAL SERVICES PART 1 (20 minutes). There is no assessment at the end of this lesson. At the end of Social Services Part 2 there will be an Assessment that covers Parts 1 and 2.  

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify professional, spiritual, and community resources used in participant’s center to meet the social service needs of survivors.
  • Identify specific areas of importance for social service assessment.
  • Describe social consequences of torture on survivors and families.
  • Describe the nature of a client-centered approach to determining social service

Working With Survivors of Torture - The Mind-Body Connection

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Description

Many clients seen by programs that work with survivors of torture experience chronic pain, anxiety, and other symptoms long after their traumatic experience. This two-part mini-course will focus on the role of the mind-body connection in the treatment of survivors of torture in both individual and group settings.  In the first session our presenters will provide an outline of concepts and approaches regarding the clinical application of meditation, physical therapy, and yoga with survivors of torturefollowed by a thirty minute question and answer period.

Survivors of Torture Integrated Care Continuum (SOT-ICC)

The SOT-ICC (Integrated Care Continuum for Survivors of Torture) Instrument was developed by the Center for Victims of Torture with support from the NCB project partners, Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma and NYU/Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture. The NCB technical assistance project is funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) through cooperative agreement number 90ZT0142.

http://healtorture.org/content/sot-icc-guide-and-instrument

Abstract-Oral Presentation: 2018 NCTTP Research Symposium. Testing New Models of Integrated Care for Survivors of Torture.

Psychological Issues and Techniques in Navigating the Asylum Process

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Description:

Mental Health service providers can play an important role in the successful adjudication of the asylum process for traumatized migrant population. Our involvement is multifaceted and exists in a context full of challenges.  This two part measured impact webinar, entitled "Psychological Issues and Techniques in Navigating the Asylum Process" is designed to help mental health service providers navigate these complex issues.

Over the course of the two sessions, we will examine the central goals and areas of potential intervention in the asylum process.

Fundamentals: Medical Services Part 1

This lesson introduces MEDICAL SERVICES, PART 1 (24 minutes). There is no assessment at the end of this lesson. At the end of Medical Services, Part 3 there will be an Assessment that covers Parts 1 - 3. 

At the end of the three Medical Services lessons, you will be able to:

  • Identify professional and community resources used in participant’s center to meet the medical needs of survivors.
  • Describe the physical and health consequences of torture on survivors and their families.
  • Describe how the physical effects of torture impact the holistic healing process for torture survivors.
  • Describe the
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