The Connecting Cultures/NESTT program represents a partnership between Connecting Cultures at the University of Vermont (UVM), the Vermont Law School’s South Royalton Legal Clinic, physical therapy through UVM, and psychiatric service via a Resilience Practice. Survivors of Torture (SOTs) receive comprehensive psychological, social work, legal care, and physical therapy, as well as psychiatric consultation and medical referral services. We also conduct psychological asylum evaluations for individuals seeking asylum.
Here are a couple of published articles they shared with us:
- Wanna, C. P.; Seehuus, M.; Mazzulla, E. & Fondacaro, K. (2019, July 3). A house is not a home: Modeling the effects of social support and connection within resettled refugee populations. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-16.
- Meyerhoff, J.; Rohan, K. J.; & Fondacaro, K. M. (2018, Dec). Suicide and Suicide-Related Behavior Among Bhutanese Refugees Resettled in the United States. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 9(4), 270-283.
- Fondacaro, K., & Mazzulla, E. (2018). The Chronic Traumatic Stress Framework: A conceptual model to guide empirical investigation of comprehensive treatments for refugees and survivors of torture. Torture, 28(1), 58-69.
2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?:
Please call our intake person at 802.656.2661.
Expanded details of program’s services:
Key Partners in Direct Care (Please send referrals to healing center first):
Our primary medical referrals are the Community Health Center of Burlington and the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC).