Towards a systematic approach for the treatment rehabilitation of torture and trauma survivors in exile
Jorge Aroche & Mariano Coello, STARTTS, NSW, Australia, 1994
This paper explores and discusses the complex interaction between the psychological and psychosocial sequelae of exposure to highly traumatic situations in the context of organised violence, and the stresses and demands of the exile and re-settlement process of refugees.
The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture aids survivors to overcome the lasting effects of torture and war. In partnership with the community, the Centre supports survivors in the process of successful integration into Canadian society, works for their protection and integrity, and raises awareness of the continuing effects of torture and war on survivors and their families. The CCVT gives hope after the horror.
ICAR Foundation is a Romanian NGO, set-up in 1991 and legally registered in 1992. Dr. Camelia Doru founded ICAR Foundation with the support of a group of 19 civil society representatives in an attempt to remedy a part of the injustice done to fellow Romanians for their political opinion under the previous regime and to show their gratitude to them. (in Romanian and English)
Rehabilitation center for victims of torture in Lebanon.
The Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC), is a Palestinian non-governmental, non-profit organisation, that was established to provide psychosocial services to survivors of politically-motivated torture and violence, to their families and to their communities. TRC, the only Center of its kind in the West Bank, was founded by a Palestinian psychiatrist (currently TRCs Director) in 1997, under the umbrella of the Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners.
Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU)is an NGO comprised of a network of doctors and lawyers in Kenya dedicated to a torture free society though medico legal documentation. Our vision is to transform social paradigms on torture and human rights abuse and transforming social perception on torture and human rights.
The Georgian Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) started functioning in October of 2000. It is non-profit, non-governmental organization, it offers multidisciplinary, professional mental and medical health services, also legal counselling to torture survivors in Georgia.
The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors provides a holistic range of professional services to facilitate the healing process for refugees who have been exposed to torture and trauma. The service also provides early health assessment and intervention services to newly arrived people from refugee like backgrounds.
The Assistance Centre for Torture Survivors – ACET is a Bulgarian non-governmental, non-profit foundation established in 1995. Its main goals are to provide medical rehabilitation for torture victims and to work for raising awareness on human rights and torture prevention. (In Bulgarian and English.)