Beyond statistics sharing, learning and developing good practice in the care of victims of torture


German Association of Psychosocial Centres for Refugees and Victims of Torture. ed. Elise Bittenbinder We want to show that behind the anonymous figures are people many of them survivors of torture trying to start a new life after horrific experiences that have changed their lives and left them with scars that might never heal. Some of them need help and rehabilitation in order to be able to dare to trust in themselves and others again and to find a new sense in life. If we want data, it's not primarily to measure the level of "threat" which the numbers of refugees pose to our societies, but to help us provide better services for them

Key wordsforced migration / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder / reconstruction / redress / refugee health / therapy / torture / trauma / treatment

CountriesEurope / Global