Who we are:
The National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT) is a technical assistance program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement that provides training services to mainstream providers in communities without torture treatment centers. NPCT is comprised of three organizations: the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture (FCST) at the Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc; The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT); and The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT). Its primary objective is to train social service providers outside of torture treatment centers, to effectively identify, refer, assist, and serve torture survivors to enable them to become functioning and contributing members of their families and communities.
What we do:
- NPCT promotes integrated care by ensuring that our live trainings, webinars, distance learning, and consultation call participants provide comprehensive training on holistic care and on networked program structures, connecting regional and state refugee health coordinators, state refugee coordinators, program directors, entrepreneurs in the torture treatment field, social workers, health professionals, lawyers, law enforcement, educators, ESL teachers, therapists, faith leaders, refugee groups and other trauma-related professions.
- NPCT increases local and regional capacity and fosters service provider collaboration, both by leveraging the internal expertise of our Refugee Youth Program and the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture within Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, to promote best and promising practices in service provision. In addition, NPCT fosters collaboration by facilitating networking opportunities, offering:
- NPCT builds resources and innovative content, as well as performs and disseminates original research, with:
- Country Condition Reports
- Information Guides
- Literature review on group treatment (in press)
- 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 and can be viewed here.
- Training Curriculum
- Refugee Mental Health Bibliography
- Torture Survivors – Five Part Video Series
- Community Training Toolkit
- NPCT promotes program sustainability by focusing on impact evaluation of our technical assistance activities. NPCT evaluates and strengthens quality and sustainability of our program by creating, disseminating, evaluating and utilizing feedback from any participant involved undertaking.
- Technical reports for all our projects include the details of the event and an evaluation
- Needs Assessment for our live trainings and curriculum development are completed and used to inform the work that we do
- Evaluations of our projects and events are used to inform future projects and trainings
- Client satisfaction surveys are compiled and analyzed by NPCT staff
- NPCT participates in the research and development committee of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP)
What we can do for you:
- Reach out to NPCT to request technical assistance in the form of a live training or consultation. We can assist you in building a better program based on best and promising clinical and organizational practices in order to better meet the needs of torture survivors. View, print and share our Information Sheet here.
- Join our contact list to receive our resources and invitations to events
- Suggested Reading
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.