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Social Services

Resources for practitioners in the social services field who are serving survivors of torture are as follows:

"Torture occurs within a cultural and social context. It breaks the connections between individuals and their social environment. It separates the bonds of communities. Social work interventions, therefore, are directed at individuals, their families and immediate environments, community, social, and functional groups, and policies and systems. These are accomplished through direct service, resource development, community interventions, education and training, research, and public policy work."

From Healing the Hurt, Chapter 4