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Provider Resources

Providers of service to survivors of torture may work in the mental health, social service, legal, or medical fields.

There are also people working in the operation and administration of organizations serving torture survivors.

Please review the resources on the linked pages to learn more about these areas.

If you are a new employee in a program serving torture survivors, we suggest the following:


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

"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."

From Healing the Hurt, Chapter 7


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