Accountability

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Doctors who torture, preventing torture, and the plight of detained torture survivors in the U.S.

Articles

The impact of detention on the health of asylum seekers

By Keller AS, Ford D, Sachs E, Rosenfeld B, Trinh-Shevrin C, Meserve C, Leviss JA, Singer E, Smith H, Wilkinson J, Kim G, Allden K, Rockline P. Published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2003 Oct-Dec;26(4):383-5.

Asylum seekers arriving in the United States are often imprisoned for months or years while their asylum claims are processed. Recently, Physicians for Human Rights and the Bellevue/New York University Program for Survivors of Torture released the findings of the first systematic study examining the health of detained asylum seekers.

Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention

Report by CVT in partnership with the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), published Nov 2013. 

As policymakers consider returning to comprehensive immigration reform, a new report released today by the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) and the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) estimates the U.S. government, from October 2010 to February 2013, detained approximately 6,000 survivors of torture as they were seeking asylum protection.  

According to Tortured & Detained: Survivor

Resources

Doctors Who Torture accountability project

The purpose of this site is to show and promote progress in encouraging physicians, courts, and medical licensing boards to be more active in the movement to end torture.

Fact Sheet on Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting

This Fact Sheet, created by the U.S. State Department, is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Bahasa, French, Swahili, Somali, and Tigrinya. It provides brief information on the definition of FGM or FGC, its health effects, the illegal nature of the practice in the U.S., and the immigration and other legal consequences of FGM/C.