National Capacity Building Project

Welcome to the 2019-2022 Guide to Services


The National Capacity Building (NCB) Project at the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is pleased to announce our guide to services for FY19-22. We work in collaboration with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to provide capacity building and training to organizations serving survivors of torture in the United States. As the technical assistance arm of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Survivors of Torture Program (SOT), we will implement ORR’s TA goal of ensuring“that DS SOT grantees and ORR-funded organizations serving

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Tele-Therapy Regulations

(Updated 7/1/2020)

There have been changes to teletherapy regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay up to date with the links below. Please check your state and local regulations and verify any information before moving forward with any tele-health platform.

Data Model for a Client Data Management System

Part of the Client Data Toolkit, this is a generic data model for the client services database of a Torture Treatment Center. This model is a generic representaion of the type of data that might be used by a Torture Treatment Center providing direct client care services. There are thirty-one tables used for client demographics.

  • One main client table called T_Client.
  • Fifteen related client tables beginning with T_Client.
  • Thirty code tables used to lookup information in drop-down boxes.
  • The T_Client table stores one record for each client identified by a unique ClientID number.
  • The lines connecting

Client Data Management (NCB Institute Presentation)

This webinar reviews a study from NCB regarding the storage and interpretation of information that is gathered by centers around the country. The uses of reports are important in the day-to-day business of organizations by providing information to advocacy groups, the board of directors, funders, and others on the successes of the group. Barriers develop in the collecting of data from clients, unorganized data processing, and inaccurate data resulting in loss of funding or other problems.

A Roadmap for Implementing Electronic Health Records in Programs Serving Torture Survivors


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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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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