This is a PDF of a special bibliography that was created by volunteers and staff of the Center for Victims of Torture as a resource for high school and college students seeking information on survivors of war-related violence residing in the United States. Each section contains a short definition or relevant quote, followed by a list of resources such as books, websites, videos, and organizations. The activities section contains exercises that can be used in discussion groups to increase awareness of what refugees in the United States may have experienced.
In 2008 through an additional Technical Assistance initiative funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, CVT’s National Capacity Building Project partnered with ACCESS Center for Torture Survivors in Dearborn, MI, to provide specialized technical assistance to programs serving Iraqi torture survivors.
The informational webinars and related resources produced during that year on topics related to providing culturally
The Client Data Toolkit is a special section on the Heal Torture website with a wealth of information about collecting, storing and managing client data for torture treatment centers. If you need help with your electronic medical/health records, this is the place to start!
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"Attorneys encounter torture survivors with a variety of legal needs. Frequently, however, the survivor’s initial and most pressing legal problem involves immigration matters, such as asylum, family reunification, or defense from removal (deportation). Because safety is crucial to the survivor’s ability to engage fully in torture treatment services, the asylum process is integral to rehabilitation."