Social Services

Transcending Violence: Emerging Models for Trauma Healing in Refugee Communities

“Transcending Violence: Emerging Models for Trauma Healing in Refugee Communities” by Andrea Blanch for SAMHSA’s National Center on Trauma-Informed Care (May 2008)

This monograph, developed by SAMHSA’s National Center on Trauma-Informed Care, is an introduction and overview of the issues involved in providing mental health trauma services for refugees in the United States. It is intended primarily for people who work in or care about the public mental health system - clinicians, administrators, policymakers, advocates, and consumer/survivors.

Preventing suicide: a global imperative

Report published by the World Health Organization in 2014. Available in multiple languages.

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in the United States: A Human Rights Based Approach & Practice Guide

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, the ACLU Women's Rights Project and the University of Miami International Human Rights Clinic.  Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in the U.S.:  A Human Rights Based Approach & Practice Guide includes core human rights principles related to gender-based violence, as well as relevant treaties, case-law, related reports and organizational resources.   It also discusses recent developments in U.S. policy and the value added of human rights in the U.S. domestic context. 

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