Helping Clients Gain Independence and Self-Sufficiency Through a Bikes for Clients Program


Take two wheels, add some pedals and brakes, and finish with a flourish of gears and you have what Cynthia McArthur considers a valuable tool for helping victims of torture progress in the healing process.  McArthur, long-time volunteer at the Center for Victims of Torture and an avid bicyclist, first recognized the benefits of a bicycle donation program while seeking to combine her background in social work with her love for the sport.

Grant Writing: Using the FRAP Process

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications manual was created to help grantees acquire the skills and resources needed to plan, write, and prepare a competitive grant application for funding. The manual can be viewed or downloaded at:

A Guide To Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) on The Web SAMHSA provides this Web Guide to assist the public with simple and direct connections to Web sites that contain information about interventions to prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders.

A Roadmap for Implementing Electronic Health Records in Programs Serving Torture Survivors

International Research and Program Evaluation Collaborative (IRPEC) bibliography

14-page bibliography created by CVT's research team as part of an international project.

Includes the following sections:

  • Research and Evaluation Studies on Torture
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Cross Cultural Research
  • Consequences of Torture (Physical/Mental/Emotional/Symptoms)
  • Treatment Approaches for Torture Survivors
  • Quality of Life and Adaptation
  • Measures and Instruments

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) is a private international health organization based in Denmark that supports the prevention of torture and the rehabilitation needs of torture survivors. IRCT published TORTURE journal and offers current news on torture-related issues. Their Web site offers access to a library database that includes information on the subject of torture, including torture prevention and torture rehabilitation.


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