“The training was great, all presenters were extremely knowledgeable and the presentation was interesting and informative.”
“I feel like the opportunity to network was invaluable. Also, the reminders about empathy and reaching out to other professionals was great.”
NPCT is a training and technical assistance program which enhances awareness about the impact of political torture, and teaches skills to respond appropriately using trauma informed care principles. Along with the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture (FCST), NPCT partners with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. You can view, print and share our Information Sheet here.
Technical assistance through NPCT is available to service providers who work with refugees, asylum seekers, asylees and other immigrant populations, but may not have the confidence or skills to respond to the needs of their survivor populations. NPCT focuses on applied and practical techniques that providers can incorporate into their day to day work to enhance service provision.
Training topics may include: developing a trauma informed care environment in the workplace and in individuals’ approaches; responding to personal narratives which may be difficult to hear; when to make a specialized referral; how to build a referral network; and best, promising and emerging practices in clinical settings.
Technical Assistance includes:
- Comprehensive community mapping through key information interviews
- Training tailored to local capacity and specific gaps in services
- On-site consultations
- Multi-disciplinary resources
- Evaluation and technical assistance follow-up for sites having developed Community Action Plans
Trainings benefit organizations and professionals serving immigrant populations in communities where there are no specialized torture treatment centers. Priority areas include states that receive targeted assistance grants.
- State Agencies
- Public Health Systems
- Resettlement Agencies
- Mutual Aid Associations
- National Professional Associations
- Professional Disciplines include: Medical, Psychiatric, Psychological, Immigration Law, Social Work, Case Management
NPCT is involved in advancing the torture rehabilitation field by promoting the best and promising practices. Working with other experts, NPCT has completed an extensive literature review of the trauma field which was published in Spring 2011. Excerpts can be viewed here.
NPCT has also produced the community training toolkit, which acts as a quick reference guide for anyone working with refugees and asylum seekers, Country Condition Reports, which provide useful background information on various countries where torture survivors and refugees come from, and information guides such as “Working Clinically with Traumatized Refugee Children and Families” and “Suicide Precaution-What Can I Do?” that may assist providers or individuals in better understanding these topics as they pertain to survivors of torture and refugees.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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