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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?

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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.

Community Gardening in Torture Treatment

Many torture survivor rehabilitation centers in the U.S. strive to recreate a home-like atmosphere for clients – from hanging indigenous textiles on the walls to displaying small handicrafts from around the world.

December Survivor Health Awareness

Read the newsletter for information about AIDS awareness, Universal Human Rights, Migrants Day, and Volunteer Day.

Unaccompanied Children and Health Care

As a part of the National Immigration Law Center's excellent web page on Unaccompanied Children, they created this FAQ about Unaccompanied Children and Healthcare: 

Recently, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has apprehended nearly 63,000 unaccompanied children at the border since October 2013. The vast majority of the children are nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and are fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries.

Inspiring Patients, Traumatic Stories: Finding Balance at Libertas

By Valerie Thompson, CVT volunteer

When you speak with Dr. Dinali Fernando you get the impression that she thrives in a certain controlled chaos. You know immediately that she is enthusiastic, animated and very, very passionate.

Dr. Dinali Fernando, Libertas Center for Human RightsDr. Dinali Fernando, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the Libertas Center for Human Rights in Queens, New York, as well as an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. It was while doing a graduate internship in immigrant and refugee health in medical school that Dr. Fernando’s long-term career goals came into focus.

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