Social Services

National Center of Immigrant Integration Policy (Migration Policy Institute)

The Language Portal is a digital library of close to 600 resources relating to the use of language access services in social services and public safety agencies.  The Portal includes legal guidelines, service models, master contracts for service providers, hourly translation and interpretation rates for different languages in key areas of the United States, pay differentials for multilingual staff, and sample translated documents.

Social services: Effective practices in serving survivors of torture

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.

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