Training: Improving Care to Torture Survivors | Center for Victims of Torture

Training: Improving Care to Torture Survivors

At CVT, training is about finding ways to strengthen and support the people and organizations that work with torture survivors. We offer training projects around the world so that individuals and organizations can learn new and improved ways to provide healing services to survivors and work for a world without torture.

National Training Initiatives

National Capacity Building Project

We work to advance the science of torture survivor rehabilitation by promoting integrated, sustainable care for survivors and their families, across the United States.  We maintain as a unique website for state-of-the-science research, tools, resources and trainings on evidence based and promising practices in the field. 

International Training Initiatives

Healing in Northern Uganda

Healing in Northern Uganda is an initiative by CVT to provide mental health services to survivors of the war and to develop the ability of local organizations to provide healing services now and in the future.

New Tactics in Human Rights

New Tactics in Human Rights helps human rights defenders work more effectively so they can achieve their goals and better address human rights violations around the world.

Helping Survivors Heal

The Helping Survivors Heal (HSH) project is a capacity development project designed to expand survivors’ access to quality, evidence-informed care. The primary mechanism of change involves tailored partnerships with selected local organizations in several major geographical regions.

Partners in Trauma Healing - Past Project

For many years, CVT's PATH project worked with torture rehabilitation centers throughout the world to expand their ability to provide high quality mental health services to survivors and to build sound financially stable organizations.


We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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