An innovative psychotrauma research- and outpatient clinic has been established by the University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology in joint collaboration with VIVO (victim`s voice), focusing on the treatment of refugees who have suffered traumatic events.
ASPIS strongly believe that victims of crime, severe incidents, torture and war have a right to receive medical treatment and psychotherapeutic support irrespective of their financial situation and/or legal status.
VIVO works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict. vivo further aims to strengthen local resources for the development of peaceful, human rights-based, societal ways of living.
XENION has set itself the objective of promoting the welfare of politically persecuted refugees and their families who have been traumatized by state violence and torture as a result of acts of war and civil war, as a result of expulsion and exile by racist violence in Germany.
The BFU provides diagnosis, therapy, crisis intervention, and psychosocial care to torture victims and, upon request, expert opinions for the asylum procedure and for co-treatment by medical practitioners (in German).
The Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims (BZFO) was founded in 1992 with support from the German Red Cross. The BZFO is a non-profit association committed to the rehabilitation of torture victims. The idea for the establishment of a treatment center was born out of the confrontation with the history of Nazi medicine, the subsequent refusal of a large part of the German medical profession to face up to the Holocaust survivors and to grant them reparation and rehabilitation. (Also in German)