Refugee Resources

Bhutanese Refugees Mental and Physical Health Resources

1.    Assessing the Mental Health of Karen and Bhutanese Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System by Patricia Shannon, Ph.D. et al (In collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health and The Center for Victims of Torture). Available at the Minnesota Center for Social Work Research's web site. Direct link to poster:

Results of a focus group among Bhutanese and Karen refugees which gives providers insight into what these refugees require from providers in terms of encouragement, cultural sensitivity and

Iraqi Refugees

2013 Article: The Prevalence of Torture and Associated Symptoms in United States Iraqi Refugees

The Affordable Care Act & Refugees: informational video in Arabic - in English

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

Survivor Resources

There are thousands of torture survivors who recover from their trauma and lead very productive and vital lives.

If you are a survivor of torture and would like to seek medical, mental health, legal or social service assistance, please contact one of the Healing Centers nearest you.

If you are in urgent need of mental health assistance, please go to Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Find Treatment web page. This site offers information and a 24-hour Toll-free treatment referral helpline: 1-800-662-4357.

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

Domestic Healing Centers

NCB works with a number of torture treatment programs in the United States. The healing centers listed are either funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement or are members of NCTTP. Click on a pin to view information about a particular healing center and for a link to that center's information and website. Many, but not all, torture treatment centers in the United States are members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Centers (NCTTP). 

For questions about NCTTP, please visit their website, or contact:

Hawthorne E. Smith, Ph.D.
President of National Consortium of Torture Treatment

Healing centers

There are Healing Centers in the United States and in other countries of the world. Click to view domestic or U.S. or International Healing Centers:


Domestic Healing Centers


 International Healing Centers