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TREAT survivors to decrease the short and long term impacts of torture (both physical and psychological)...
NCTTP’s Treatment Philosophy is to first provide a welcoming, safe environment where Torture Survivors feel or gradually learn to feel safe and understood. Adequate language or language is paramount. Also paramount is a welcoming attitude of the provider, i.e., a successful communication of "I am very glad you (the Survivor) have come."
To decrease the short and long term impacts of torture, many NCTTP centers offer a full range of treatment services – medical, mental health, legal, social support and case management services, which are needed by torture survivors. Some NCTTP centers specialize in one of these services and collaborate with partner organizations to provide the other services...
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EDUCATE health and social service providers to ask about experience and symptoms of torture and EDUCATE...
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ADVOCATE for change public policy related to torture and ADVOCATE for increases in health, legal, social, and educational resources available to survivors of torture currently living in the United States...
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Scientifically RESEARCH outcomes of torture treatment, including reduction of symptoms, improvements in health, quality of life, prevalence and treatment approaches to traumatic brain injuries in torture survivors, and prevalence of torture survivors.
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The NCTTP has shown high potential to be a leader on torture treatment, research on the efficacy of treatment for torture survivors, and on community education related to torture and the needs of torture survivors, but we receive no regular funding and operate on minimal dues. You can help us provide treatment and resources for torture survivors, fund innovative research, and advocate for the end of torture worldwide. Please consider making a tax-deductable gift to help us continue this important work.
Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of torture survivors.
It is the intentionality of torture against someone who is defenseless that is at the heart of its destructive effects. Talk of cruel and inhuman treatment misses the fact that these actions are intended to cause profound physical, emotional and psychological suffering.
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