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Emily Good from the Advocates for Human Rights provides an introduction to the training resources available for lawyers serving asylum seekers. These resources can be found here: www.HealTorture.org/legal-training
This video is approximately 4 minutes long.
This legal training section has been compiled through the combined efforts of Emily Good, former Director of the Refugee & Immigrant Program of The Advocates for Human Rights; Regina Germain, author of AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure and former Legal Director of Rocky Mountain Survivors Center; and participants in the National Capacity Building Project's 2011 institute: Torture Survivors Seeking Asylum: The Intersection of Forensic Mental Health Evaluation and Legal Representation.
Emily Good of The Advocates for Human Rights describes how grateful asylum seekers are to their pro bono legal representatives.
Thank you for the work you are doing!
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
This book is a starting point for professionals who work with torture treatment centers, such as: therapists, social workers, attorneys, nurses, physicians, and administrators. This book can be read in its entirety, or the professional can read the areas pertinent to specific disciplines. By reaching out to members of torture treatment programs in the United States, the reader should be able to build a network services, either community-wide or within an agency, to better meet the needs of their clients. Strong efforts are needed to sustain and to improve the provision of resources to aid in the rehabilitation of survivors. Of equal importance are the steps taken at all levels to uphold human rights and to prevent torture worldwide. We hope this guide is helpful to you as you join the rehabilitation movement on behalf of survivors of torture.