National Training Initiatives
Through the National Capacity-Building project and HealTorture.org, we’re sharing our knowledge and experience with others and bringing together experts in the field so even more torture survivors can receive the care they need.
National Capacity-Building Project
The National Capacity-Building (NCB) project focuses on strengthening torture survivor rehabilitation centers throughout the United States. CVT provides technical assistance, small sub-grants and professional training to strengthen existing specialty programs for torture survivors.
Since 1999 the project has provided assistance to rehabilitation centers and legal assistance organizations. In addition to building stronger individual organizations, the project fosters relationships within the group and encourages members to share knowledge and skills in the areas of:
- Clinical skills and best practices
- Program management
- Program evaluation and data collection
NCB is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement under its Torture Victims Rehabilitation Act program. Many of the NCB participating centers are also members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.
HealTorture.org provides key sources of information to help you better understand torture survivors and the problem of torture in our world today. Through webinars, videos, articles and online resources the site provides valuable information for health professionals, teachers, social workers, lawyers, students and community members about healing from torture. The Web site also serves as a portal to other organizations that support survivors of torture.
The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement and administered by CVT.