Best, Promising, and Emerging Practices: A Compendium for Providers Working with Survivors of Torture

The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture’s national technical assistance program, the National Partnership for Community Training, wrote and edited a 7-chapter paper on Best, Promising and Emerging Practices in the torture and refugee trauma treatment field. The work, ”Best, Promising, and Emerging Practices: A Compendium for providers working with survivors of torture” was published as a thematic issue of the Torture journal. Each chapter focuses on a particular domain of services – Medical, Psychiatric, Psychological, Expressive Arts, Social Services, Legal and Spiritual – to help both clinical and main stream refugee service agencies provide services that have been identified as effective based on research. Chapters include:

  • Medical best practices for the treatment of torture survivors
  • Guidelines for psychiatric care of torture survivors
  • Best, promising, and emerging practices in the treatment of trauma: What can we apply in our work with torture survivors?
  • Expressive arts therapies: Working with survivors of torture
  • Social services: Effective practices in serving survivors of torture
  • Legal services: Best, promising, and emerging practices
  • Treatment of survivors of torture: Spiritual domain

Population of focus: Survivors of torture, refugees and asylees

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Date: 2011

Organization: Florida Center for Survivors of Torture