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Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in the Care of Torture Survivors

This webinar series, through the National Capacity Building (NCB) from April 29, 2009, features Captain John Tuskan. This is the first in a three-part series on spirituality. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.

In this first webinar of a three-part series on the place of religion in the care of trauma survivors, John Tuskan, co-author of The Spiritual Dimensions of Trauma Healing, focuses on definitions and concepts surrounding spirituality and faith. By outlining the distinctions that separate these realms of internal identity and theological understanding, Tuskan is able to fluidly move the discussion forward into identifying major conclusions from research on religion, health, and mental health and examining the role of religion in response to traumatic stress. Parts II and III of this series will in turn bring further case studies and research into the conversation.