What does HealTorture.org offer Service Providers?
How do I learn about the Healing Process?
What can I learn about via Webinars or by watching Videos?
What if I am a New Employee to a program serving torture survivors?
What resources are available to Students researching the healing process of torture survivors?

We encourage people who are serving survivors of torture to submit resources to this website.

An Outline of a Best Practice Model for the Complex Care of Torture Survivors e-Consultation

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

This e-consultation is the second part of a Measured Impact Webinar on Complex Care; it is part of the National Capacity Building project series of webinars. It was presented on October 20, 2017, and features Richard F. Mollica, MD, Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and S. Megan Berthold PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

The discussion included an overview of the Virtual Patient as well as the five domains of the Complex Care Model.

The webinar can be viewed here. For a link to the

An Outline of a Best Practice Model for the Complex Care of Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical malfunction, we were unable to record this webinar. The PowerPoint file is attached below. The link to the simulated clinical interview is available by contacting NCB.


This measured impact webinar series introduces the culturally and evidence-based way complex care approaches can be adapted to the unique and special health care problems of torture survivors. In this webinar, complex care is defined and a model presented that encompasses five domains:

  • the trauma story
  • biomedical
  • psychological
  • social
  • spiritual 

Evidence that complex care results in positive

Group Work with Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities e-Consultation

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

This e-consultation follows the webinar on Group Work with Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities. See that webinar for additional resources and learning objectives.

The discussion focuses on these questions and issues:

  • How did your organization determine that you would implement group work? 
  • How did your organization determine what kinds of groups you would implement? 
  • What challenges have you encountered in implementing your group and how have you addressed them?
  • What insights have you gained in doing group work? 
  • What are the challenges of doing Group work with SOTs in two languages?
  • How

Group Work with Survivors of Torture: Engaging Communities

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Group interventions can have a number of benefits for organizations providing services to survivors of torture and their clients, but can also present unique challenges. For many organizations the ability to extend their work with survivors of torture through community-based organizations may be a useful approach.  Using a consultative model, this two-part webinar series will look at what SoT programs can do to create their own group interventions, as well as working effectively with community–based organizations to facilitate interventions in the larger community.

Promoting Safety with our Clients

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Service providers who work with survivors of torture and forced migration know that their clients face many challenges in navigating environments that feel unsafe and out of their control. Concerns about their safety and their family's safety may be associated with living in a high-crime neighborhood, where "there is nothing 'post' about PTSD"; with fearing the police or other people in uniforms due to their trauma triggers; or with concerns about what seems to be an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric and the larger and, for now unanswerable, concerns around immigration and deportation.

Bellevue Program Featured in Vice Article

HealTorture.com partner the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture was featured in a February 8 article by Serena Solomon.

Google Group and Mailing List

Google Group

HealTorture-Talk is a Google Group that is open to all staff working in programs for torture survivors who are either ORR/TVRA grantees, members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP), or  ORR/TVRA staff.  It is also open to staff at ORR-funded programs, beyond those funded under the TVRA, who see survivors of torture in their work. It is sponsored by the National Capacity-building Project and funded by ORR/TVRA funds. Subscribers may be clinical or non-clinical staff. 

Its purpose is to facilitate cooperation and information-sharing among programs

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