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Partners in Trauma Healing

The Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) project was in operation for many years, collaborating with torture rehabilitation organizations across the world, focusing on three areas: mental health treatment and healing, program evaluation and organizational development.

Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) creates a network of rehabilitation professionals who provide intellectual and emotional support for the difficult work of providing healing services to torture survivors. PATH works with nine centers focusing on three areas: mental health treatment and healing, program evaluation, and organizational development.

To support the mental health treatment and healing of survivors, the PATH project places an experienced psychologist at each center to provide long-term training and mentoring. In addition, CVT Treatment and Healing Advisors provide consultation to counselors at each center throughout the duration of the project. The PATH project also holds annual clinical training workshops for counselors from each center.

Program evaluation is an integral component for centers to document torture and provide effective services. The PATH project's Monitoring and Evaluation Advisors help partner centers to develop a detailed process for collecting and evaluating data.  They also provide expert consultations and trainings.

The PATH project Organizational Development Advisor works with partner centers to develop sustainable strategies, enhance management practices and build fundraising skills.

As PATH continues to grow our list of partners, here are some of our partner torture rehabilitation centers we've worked with:

Bosnia: Vive Žene, Centre for Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cambodia: Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO Cambodia) 

Georgia: The International Psycho-Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Violence and Pronounced Stress Impact (EMPATHY)

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Jiyan Foundation for Human RightsThe Wchan Organization for Human Rights Violations 

Lebanon: Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture

Liberia: Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services (LAPS)

Moldova: Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (RCTV-MEMORIA)

Philippines: Balay Rehabilitation Center 

Sierra Leone: Community Association for Psychosocial Services (CAPS)

South Africa: Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)

Sri Lanka: Survivors Associated

Turkey: Hope Revival Organization 

Zimbabwe: Tree of Life


Meet Jesús Pérez Cazorla, a PATH psychotherapist and trainer in Sierra Leone.

Partners in Trauma Healing is made possible through the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development and the American peoples’ support.



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