(from IRCT directory, page 50)
RCVTE was established in 1993 to provide medical, psycho-social, and counseling services, as well as vocational and skill training for victims of torture. Psychological, psychiatric, and medical rehabilitative services are provided through a network of doctors and physiotherapists in the city, who take cases referred to them, usually at no charge. The aim of the center is to establish a functioning torture treatment and rehabilitative clinic where all of the staff involved will be trained in and become sensitive to the special needs of torture survivors.
CRTS in Bangladesh is a registered, non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to treatment and rehabilitation, free of charge, for torture victims irrespective of age, sex, religion, cast, ideologies and nationalities. CRTS was first founded in 1996 in Dhaka by a core group of medical professions concerned for those affected by torture. ( if you have the direct link to this organisation, plese let us know)
The Stress Clinic is established in 1994 as an outpatient unit of the Institute for Mental Health, Belgrade. The Institute for Mental Health is a part of the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, and a leading methodological psychiatric institution in Yugoslavia.finner ikke 30.08.10
In October 1999, a team of doctors who worked in ARCT and ACHR, Albania, supported by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) set up a rehabilitation centre. The Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation placed in Prishtina.
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)
Florida Center for Survivors of Torture is a regional treatment center for refugees and others who are survivors of torture and extreme trauma. Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services is the lead agency in a collaboration with three area resettlement agencies (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Lutheran Services Florida and World Relief) and the University of South Florida`s Medical School and School of Public Health.
Kontras (The Commission for Disappearances and Victims of Violence) was formed in March 1998 by the coalition of 12 pro-democracy NGO`s (Non Government Organization ) such as KIPP (Independent Committee for Election Watch), AJI (the Alliance Independent Journalist), YLBHI (Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation), and one student organization PMII (Indonesian Islamic Student Movement) and activist in response to the Indonesian government`s silence regarding disappearances.
The Centre for Torture Survivors in Finland (CTSF) carries out mental health work among immigrants. It is a specialized medical treatment unit that assesses, treats and rehabilitates refugees who are traumatized because they have been tortured in their home countries. The refugees` close relatives are also included in the treatment.
Centrum `45, founded in 1973, is the dutch national centre for medical-psychological treatment for members of the resistance and victims of war and organized violence. In order to realise its aims Centrum `45 offers a broad range of therapies (in Dutch).
The Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PASTT) provides specialised support services to permanently resettled humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visa products living in the community who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties associated with surviving torture and trauma before coming to Australia.