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.
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.
US Institute of Peace, 2001
Millions of people around the world have experienced psychological distress caused by exposure to armed conflict. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as it is often called, involves a range of normal responses to events outside the realm of normal human experience.
Responses to Human Rights Violations: The Implementation of the Right to Reparation for Torture in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Report from the seminar “Responses to Human Rights Violations: The Domestic Implementation of the International Right to Reparation for Torture Victims in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal” – held on 14 September 2002 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
IRCT Zagreb, 2003
Repatriation as a part of reconstructive process in torture survivors (interpersonal and intrapersonal process). Made in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
DIGNITY, former known as RCT,is a self-governing institution that is independent of party politics. DIGNITY`s main fields of activity are treatment of torture survivors; examination, documentation and prevention of torture and organised violence; international project co-operation; research.
REDRESS helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. Reparation (including rehabilitation and compensation) plays an important part in the rebuilding of the lives of those who have suffered torture. Seeking legal redress also helps to combat the practice of torture by exposing torturers and the regimes which support them.