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Join HealTorture

Apply for membership to get exclusive access to trainings and webinars. Our content will help you better serve your clients. Join today to become part of the Healing Community. is intended to be a communal resource for participating programs. While most of the information on the site is intended for people who are working directly with torture survivors, there is also information on the site that’s more accessible to the general public, students doing research, or torture survivors themselves.

Our Full Members and E-Learning Subscriptions are sponsored by the National Capacity Building Project and funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Full Member

As well as being a clinical or non-clinical staff, you must qualify as one of the following:

  • A current member of staff working in Survivors of Torture (SOT) programs funded or partnering program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Services for Survivors of Torture Grant Program
  • A current staff member of SOT program that is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP)
  • A staff member of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

E-Learning Subscriber

You must qualify as one of the following:

  • May be clinical or non-clinical staff
  • Work with survivors of torture as part or all of your client base
  • A current staff member of a resettlement agency, community-based organization, faith-based organization, healthcare agency, survivor of torture-specific agency
Member Benefits

Access to E-Learning Content

The Fundamentals in Providing Services to Torture Survivors series enhances core competencies of providing holistic, integrated services. The Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research series addresses common data collection and evaluation issues.

Access to Members Only Content

With a full membership account, you will have access to trainings and webinars which are only available to Survivor of Torture Direct Services grant recipients funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Access to Broader Torture Treatment Community

Your membership account will allow you to engage with a national community of providers by accessing shared resources. You will stay informed of upcoming webinars, training information, and other important technical updates.

  • The resources available on HealTorture have enabled both new and continuing staff to learn how to better serve our clients. We regularly utilize the updated webinars on working with specific populations and resources for mental health, legal, and medical issues impacting clients. It is so helpful to have such a large pool of specialized content in one place.

    ~ Abby Cedano Jimenez, LCSW, St. Louis Partnership
  • This new website provides an excellent opportunity for advancing our knowledge of culturally sensitive and scientifically validated psychosocial, mental health and medical care for survivors of torture (SOT). Furthermore, as an interactive website it aides us in delivering equity, advocacy and social justice to SOT patients, families, and their communities. Congratulations on an excellent contribution.

    ~ Richard F. Mollica, M.D., M.A.R., Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
  • Center for Survivors requires all new employees to take the e-learning course, “Fundamentals” within the first four weeks of employment. This free course provides new hires a quick start and important background information for SOT work that cannot be obtained anywhere else.

    ~ Celia VanDeGraaf, Executive Director, Center for Survivors of Torture
  • A rich resource for new hires, especially the fundamentals course [Fundamentals of Providing Services to Torture Survivors eLearning series].

  • The website is an important resource for information, but also to help mediate the professional isolation that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    ~ Eugene F. Augusterfer, Deputy Director and Director of Telemedicine, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
  • Becoming members has assisted Saint Alphonsus PSOT new colleagues as well as long-time team members in how to effectively serve survivors of torture. We continuously utilize the members only content like webinars, research papers, shared documents, etc to answer questions and allow us to stay up to date in best practices for working with this population.

    ~ Elizabeth Rutten-Turner, SAMG Center for Global Health & Healing