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Archives for May 2013

Information Guide: Emergency and Psychological Preparedness: Supporting Survivors and Ourselves During Crises

Many torture survivors are affected by emergency situations. The first thing to remember is that we have a common bond with our clients, because we are all affected in one way or another. This information guide recommends how to prepare and respond to the emotional and physical effects on with survivors of torture and trauma.

The information guide is based on an NPCT webinar presented by Richard Mollica, M.D., M.A.R. This webinar was made in collaboration with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and the  National Capacity Building Project at the  Center for Victims of Torture.

Download the Information Guide: Emergency and Psychological Preparedness: Supporting Survivors and Ourselves During Crises

View the webinar:

UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture and The Florida Holocaust Museum
cordially invites you to the Tampa Bay premiere of the documentary
Beneath the Blindfold on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Click for more information on “Beneath the Blindfold” or to download the flyer

Beneath the Blindfold

The Role of Spirituality in the Treatment of Torture Survivors

The torture experience can send a survivor’s life into a spiral of confusion and anxiety. For many survivors, spirituality cannot be separated from the human experience. Implementing the victim’s spirituality into the healing process is promoted in this information guide

Eighty-Four percent (84%) of the world’s inhabitants identify as religious or 5.8 billion religious adherents worldwide out of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion.*  How does this relate to torture survivors? 

Oftentimes spirituality is overlooked in case management.  Acknowledging the importance of spirituality in torture rehabilitation and identifying its role in a survivor’s life is a key component to being a culturally competent clinician or case manager.

Download the information guide: The Role of Spirituality in the Treatment of Torture Survivors