Specific Populations

CVT Literature Selection Q4 2021

This document is a resource for current literature, October through December, on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the area of social work that relates directly to the psychological well-being of these populations. The compilation below includes peer-reviewed journal article citations in these areas and links to the publicly available abstracts and full-text versions of these articles.

CVT Literature Selection Q3 2021

This document is a resource for current literature, July through September, on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the area of social work that relates directly to the psychological well-being of these populations. The compilation below includes peer reviewed journal article citations in these areas and links to the publicly available abstracts and full text versions of these articles.

Intensive psychotherapy and case management for Karen refugees with Major Depression in primary care: a pragmatic randomized control trial

The article can be found here: Intensive psychotherapy and case management for Karen refugees with Major Depression in primary care: a pragmatic randomized control trial, in the journal BMC Family Practice. The authors of the study are Andrea K. Northwood, Maria M. Vukovich, Alison Beckman, Jeffrey P. Walter, Novia Josiah, Leora Hudak, Kathleen O’Donnell Burrows, James P. Letts and Christine C. Danner.

Torture Rehabilitation Bibliography Q1 2018

CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) creates bibliographies every quarter. The PATH bibliography is a resource for current literature on the topic of the mental health status of and treatments for torture survivors, war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers. This also includes research in the areas of social work that relate directly to the psychological wellbeing of these populations.

Syrian Refugees

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians

http://www.unhcr.org/55f6b90f9.pdf

This report aims to provide information on the sociocultural background of the Syrian population as well as cultural aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing relevant to care and support. It is based on an extensive review of the available literature on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), within the context of the current armed conflict in Syria.

Somali Refugees

Culture, Context and Mental Health of Somali Refugees

https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/download/52624

This review’s aim is to provide information about the sociocultural background and contextual aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of the Somali population. It is primarily written for humanitarian staff involved in providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to Somali people who have been affected by displacement, both within Somalia as well as countries hosting Somalia refugees, particularly within neighbouring African countries.

Education as Treatment for Chronic Pain in Survivors of Torture and Other Violent Events in Cambodia: Experiences with Implementation of a Group-based "Pain School" and Evaluation of its Effect in a Pilot Study

Phaneth, S., Panha, P., Sopheap, T., Harlacher, U., & Polatin, P. (2014). Education as Treatment for Chronic Pain in Survivors of Torture and Other Violent Events in Cambodia: Experiences with Implementation of a Group-based "Pain School" and Evaluation of its Effect in a Pilot Study. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 19(1), 53-69.

The DIGNITY Institute Against Torture is a Danish nongovernmental organization with a Copenhagen-based rehabilitation program for torture survivors, where the majority of patients suffer from chronic pain and are treated with a group-based, ten-session,

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