Social services: Effective practices in serving survivors of torture

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Winter, Ann Marie. TORTURE. Volume 21, No. 1 (2011). (Link is to full article PDF on IRCT site.)

A review of 29 articles which either evaluate specific social services or document them through case studies reveal that there are several promising and emerging social service practices that contribute to the healing process of torture survivors. One randomized controlled trial, considered a best practice, is described in the literature, and much of the other published material on interventions is descriptive reports by clinicians, case studies or small cohort studies without control groups.

The author, Ann Marie Winter, is Chief Operating Officer at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, which hosts the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture.

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