A Welcoming, Safe Environment for Healing
NCTTP’s Treatment Philosophy is to first provide a welcoming, safe environment where Torture Survivors feel or gradually learn to feel safe and understood.
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.
With social support, supportive long-term psychotherapy and adequate medicine, most torture survivors have a marked reduction in symptoms. Many staff members of NCTTP Centers have published articles in professional journals on the importance of treatment for Survivors of Torture and have described treatments in their centers.