The Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project is a non-political organization funded entirely by private donations. It was created in response to the dire and growing need for public health care for the Tibetan community-in-exile, living both in resettlement camps in India, and throughout the world, and to be a support for The Tibetan Government-in-exile, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Department of Health. All projects are reported to them.
The goal of the International Trauma Treatment Program is to undermine the use of torture through establishing an international network of practitioners who fight torture by transforming torture victims into survivors. By preparing practitioners from war zones to treat, and to train other practitioners to treat, trauma survivors in their home countries, we seek to leverage our resources by creating a snowball effect that greatly increases the number of practitioners worldwide who fight torture.
International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
The manual is divided into different sessions, each dealing with a topic that is relevant for counseling trafficked youth. Each session describes in detail the activities to be conducted and all the materials needed, transparencies for giving lectures and handouts for additional reading materials for the participants.
Binnie Kristal-Andersson, Dep. of Psychology, University of Lund, Sweden, 2000
In recent years, awareness has grown of the necessity of understanding the inner world of refugees (in particular traumatized refugees), immigrants, and their children. These groups have come in increasing numbers to Scandinavia, and otherwise confident and capable professionals in all arenas of mental health, social work and other fields have often felt inadequate when working with them.
The Refugee Therapy Centre provides help and support to refugees and asylum seekers. Mother tongue counselling and psychotherapy are available in a number of languages and our staff have intercultural support and supervision.
Patrick O'Sullivan, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2006
The aim of all of Spirasi’s programmes is to address some of the unmet health and social needs of the asylum seekers arriving in Ireland and to facilitate those who are granted refugee status to integrate into Irish society. Within Spirasi, the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture works with refugees and asylum seekers who have been tortured or suffered other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment to try to achieve as full a recovery as possible from the effects of that abuse. This is achieved by providing psycho-social support and specific therapies in as culturally and linguistically appropriate a way as possible.
American Red Cross, 2012
This Handbook presents the approved DMH interventions used to provide support both at your Red Cross chapter and on a disaster relief operation (DRO) that spans multiple affected chapters. You will use DMH interventions to support individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities and Red Cross workers across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
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.
Robert Schweitzer, Lisa Buckley and Donata Rossi
Over the past five years, Australia has accepted approximately 50 000 individuals through its Humanitarian program. To integrate these individuals specialised medical and psychological services have been established in major centres of Australia.
The primary objectives of EMPATHY are the identification of torture victims; treatment and medical/psychosocial rehabilitation of torture victims; prevention of torture and persecution of torturers; research and training; consultations and education; information and mass media activities; investigating allegations of torture, providing independent expertise and monitoring prisons/detention facilities; and networking and facilitating activities with governmental, non-governmental, international and local institutions working in the field of human rights and rehabilitation.