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CVT Literature Selection Q1 2024

Original Publication Date: May 29, 2024
Last Updated: May 29, 2024
Estimated Read Time: 2 minutes
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We are very fortunate to have a volunteer, Carolyn Easton, who compiles a quarterly Literature Selection for CVT. This document is a resource for current literature, September – December 2023, on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the area of social work that relates directly to the psychological well-being of these populations. The compilation below includes peer reviewed journal article citations in these areas and links to the publicly available abstracts and full text versions of these articles. It does not currently include articles on policy and advocacy. Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) volunteer Carolyn Easton conducted the literature search and compiled the citations.

The attached selection focuses on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of torture and war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers, including intervention research.

The compilation of peer reviewed journal article includes full citations and links to the publicly available abstracts and full text versions of these articles, when available.

This compilation includes 142 articles, with 76% linked to free full text articles.

Articles in this compilation include scoping reviews, systematic and meta-analyses, adapted and short form measures, novel interventions, factors influencing symptom profiles and recovery trajectories, culturally sensitive and adapted treatments, staff wellbeing, gender-based violence, chronic pain, substance abuse, benefit finding, posttraumatic growth and resilience.

Additional Relevant Resources (listed at the back of the document)

•The Danish Institute Against Torture (Dignity) provides a database that allows you to search for a wider range of articles, books, and other publications on the topic of torture:

•The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) provides free access to their journal, TORTURE Journal:

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