Introduction

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE  

This book is a starting point for professionals who work with torture treatment centers, such as: therapists, social workers, attorneys, nurses, physicians, and administrators. This book can be read in its entirety, or the professional can read the areas pertinent to specific disciplines. By reaching out to members of torture treatment programs in the United States, the reader should be able to build a network services, either community-wide or within an agency, to better meet the needs of their clients. Strong efforts are needed to sustain and to improve the provision of resources to aid in the rehabilitation of survivors. Of equal importance are the steps taken at all levels to uphold human rights and to prevent torture worldwide. We hope this guide is helpful to you as you join the rehabilitation movement on behalf of survivors of torture.

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