Healing the Hurt

Healing the Hurt: A Guide for Developing Services for Torture Survivors was developed by The Center for Victims of Torture for practitioners who may or may not have worked previously with torture survivors. It is a multidisciplinary guide that addresses some basic considerations when working with this population. This handbook is a primer, and it should not take the place of more in-depth training in torture treatment. We hope you find this resource helpful in your work with torture survivors. Various chapters are referred to under Providers Resources at


There are many important jobs that people perform to 'run' a program serving torture survivors.  Often one person does more than one job. 

We encourage people who are serving survivors of torture to submit resources to this website.  Even if you don't see your area of expertise below, contact us to discuss how we can share the expertise you have.  We can be contacted at

Resources for practitioners in operations & administration who are serving survivors of torture are as follows:

Those who


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