This selected set of mental health resources was compiled in early 2014, especially for people who may not be as familiar with torture survivors' mental health needs. For additional mental health information, explore the Mental Health section of the HealTorture.org web site.
Children and Youth: These resources are intended for professionals working with children in need of specialized mental health services, educational and housing support, medical attention, and employment and public benefits. Resources include:
- Expert presentations, with such topics as:
- Serving children who are torture survivors
- Evidence-based treatment models in trauma work with children, adolescents and families
- Trauma-focused assessment and treatment for children;
- Studies of adversity, resilience, and child mental health
- Disrupted attachments and how torture threatens the fabric of family life
- Scholarly articles, with such topics as:
- Effects of torture, war and violence on children and youth
- Resilience and protective factors
- Intervention strategies
- Program development resources
- Family reunification resources
- Interventions and measures, with such topics as:
- Adapted modified aggression scale
- Youth assessment questionnaire
Additional Webinar Trainings on Mental Health:
- Rethinking Torture Trauma: In Search of Indigenous Coping Strategies
- ESL as a Mental Health Intervention
- Strengthening Case Management series:
- Strengthening Case Management: The Value of the Therapeutic Dimension: While this webinar does not advocate that case managers become therapists, it suggests they adapt psychoanalytic theory to their jobs in order to promote “empathetic connections” and “safe spaces” in their relationships with clients. As such, this webinar is intended for case managers and their coworkers.
- Strengthening Case Management: Containment with Clients: This webinar is intended for case managers (CMs) who work with clients that are unable to control their emotions during stressful situations.
- Strengthening Case Management: Case Management and the Suicidal Client: This webinar is designed for case managers who work with clients who have attempted suicide or expressed suicidal ideation. This training will present the QPR method (Question, Persuade, Refer) as a culturally-sensitive, case management appropriate response to suicide intervention.
- Initiatives in Collaboration: Bringing Trauma Care to the CommunityThis primary objective of this webinar is to educate community based organizations (CBOs) about mental health and to bring basic mental health education to trauma affected populations within these settings.
- Vocational Rehabilitation with Torture Survivors