Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

National Partnership for Community Training

 The NNPCT logo emailational Partnership for Community Training (NPCT) is a technical assistance program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement that supports refugee providers throughout the United States. Our primary objective is to build capacity in refugee mental health for providers to effectively screen, refer, assist, and serve refugees’ emergent mental health issues and to continue growing formal and nontraditional mental health service provision. 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, NPCT provides TA opportunities focused on national and regional issues.


Specifically, our goals are:

  • To develop programs’ capacity to meet the mental health needs of refugee populations;

  • To increase refugee programs’ quality and sustainability;

  • To promote and disseminate research into refugee mental health treatment best practices;

  • To share information to ensure that providers have the needed resources to implement trauma-informed holistic services aimed at economic and linguistic integration of refugees; and

  • To develop Wellness Promotion tools and resources that identify and serve refugees experiencing emotional distress and mental health conditions in order to promote wellness, stabilize mental health, and prevent suicide.



symposiumNPCT promotes integrated care by ensuring that our webinars, distance learning, and consultation call participants provide comprehensive training on salient refugee mental health issues and connects local and regional stakeholders by fostering collaboration between regional representatives, state refugee and health coordinators, resettlement directors, social workers, health professionals, lawyers, law enforcement, educators, ESL teachers, therapists, faith leaders, refugee groups and other trauma-related professions. 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:

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 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



Reach out to NPCT to request technical assistance in the form of a consultation call. We can assist you in building a better program based on best and promising clinical and organizational practices in order to better meet the mental health needs of refugees.

NPCT participates in the research and development committee of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP)

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.


Stay Connected

  • Join Our ListservSign up to receive invitations to our training events and quick access to our information guides, country guides, and resources relevant to refugee mental health.

  • Meet the NPCT Team


141 NE 3rd Ave. #800
Miami, FL 33132
partnership@gcjfcs.org OR jennifer.lange@gcjfcs.org
Telephone: (305) 349-1221
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