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.
ECRE and The Therapy Centre for Torture Victims, Caritas Cologne Refugee Counselling Association, Brigitte Brand-Wilhelmy, Dorothea Irmler, Hubertus Adam, Torsten Lucas, Birgit Möller, Peter Riedesser, 2002
Guidelines on the psychosocial context, Assessment of and Interventions for Traumatised Children and Adolescents.
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.
Prisoner’s Support Cameroon (PSC) is a youth-led organisation with mission to revamp the holistic well-being and social status of prisoners in Cameroon and the valorization of inmates by providing rehabilitation services to facilitate a smooth transition from prison to society and ensure the prison is not a place of punishment but a place of rehabilitation.
CRAT provides psychosocial support programmes for victims (all sectors of population), including refugees, depending on the availability of resources. Financial assistance can be provided to speed up the rehabilitation process.