A Note from the Daughter of Asylum Seekers

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    Donna Tang is an MSW administrative intern at SURVIVORS. She is graduating from San Diego State University’s School of Social Work in May 2017. She decorated her cap for the ceremony and wrote the following message below about her decoration choices.   “I’ve had this cap design idea for a long time now and am so excited to be wearing this …

SURVIVORS is hiring a Clinical Case Manager

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Reports to: Program Manager Effective Date:  April 18, 2017 Location: San Diego, CA FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time   General Purpose of the Job: With the clinical team, provide assistance to individuals and families in need of social services through a holistic, strengths-based integrated mental health, social and medical services.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (The examples of functions are not …

The American Psychiatric Association to Present its 2017 Human Rights Award to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs

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The American Psychiatric Association has selected the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) as the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award. SURVIVORS’ executive director, Kathi Anderson, and NCTTP president, Lin Piwowarczyk, MD, MPH, will accept this award for the NCTTP at the APA’s annual meeting in May, to be held this year in San Diego. “The APA Human …


Donate Your Old Car to SURVIVORS

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Did you know that you can donate your old or unused vehicle to SURVIVORS at no cost to you? It’s easy, tax deductible, and makes a huge difference. Why Donate? Avoid the hassles of selling a car No need to pay hefty repair bills Free up space in your garage Tax deductible   Kevin DeKock, MSW donated his old Ford …


Job Opening: Medical Case Manager

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  Medical Case Manager Job Posting Reports to: Program Manager Location: San Diego, CA Effective Date:  March 29, 2017 FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time          General Purpose of the Job: With the clinical team, provide assistance to individuals and families in need of medical services through a holistic, strengths-based, recovery- oriented service program.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (The examples of …

How San Diego’s Torture Survivors are Affected by the Executive Orders

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Dear friends, donors, and advocates,   Over the past week, our clients have expressed feelings of more uncertainty and insecurity. Clients who have not sought emotional support in years are requesting mental health services. Parents tell us that their children are scared and some are even being bullied in school. Families fear they will not be reunited with loved ones …

Plastic Bottles Needed for Elementary Program

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SURVIVORS provides emotional support to refugees in San Diego schools through a program called the Refugee School Impact Grant. Elementary through high school students spend time after school doing activities, talking about their new lives, and playing sports. This month, the elementary school kids will be making “calm bottles,” shown below.  It’s a great tool to help children reduce feelings of …

torture can happen anywhere

SURVIVORS is Seeking Interpreters: Spanish, Amharic, & Somali most needed

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Interpreters Needed Torture experiences are often referred to as being “too much for words” or “inexpressible.” The atrocities, and the lingering effects, are beyond the scope of the common vocabulary. “Through interpretation I play my small role in relieving the intense distress of survivors of torture. I cannot grasp the motives for torture, but I can summon my experiences to …


SURVIVORS Seeking Licensed Clinicians

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Survivors of Torture, International is currently looking for licensed mental health professionals to provide psychological evaluations* for asylum seekers. SURVIVORS is a non-profit organization that provides mental health and case management services to torture survivors from over 80 countries who are rebuilding their lives in the United States. *For evaluations, experience in psychological evaluations is desirable, but no experience is required; …