Volunteer Spotlight: Jourdan Chapman

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SURVIVORS works extensively with volunteers to maximize funding and services to clients. From 2012 – 2015 we had over 400 short-term and long-term volunteers including 33 dedicated long-term administrative and program support volunteers who, together, contributed approximately 48 hours per month for a total of 1,728 hours during the past three years. Activities ranged from newsletter folding, to hygiene drives, to befrienders, …

Call for Therapists and Clinicians

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Survivors of Torture, International is currently looking for licensed mental health professionals to provide mental health services for clients and psychological evaluations for asylum seekers. SURVIVORS is a non-profit organization that provides mental health and case management services to individuals from over 80 countries who are seeking asylum and refuge in the United States. Who is Eligible to Apply: Licensed Psychologists …

Closed for Memorial Day 2015

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SURVIVORS is closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen tomorrow, May 26 at 8 am. If you have a mental health emergency during this time, please report to the nearest hospital emergency room or call the Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. Here is a short explanation of Memorial Day, for our clients and friends who are new to …

Video: The Rights of Torture Survivors

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Torture Awareness Month is just about one week away, so to get started early we thought we would share this video by the ECCHR – European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. It uses interviews with professionals in the anti-torture field to explain the rights of torture survivors and highlight barriers to torture rehabilitation.

Video: The Plight of Torture Victims Worldwide and their Continuous Needs

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“Torture is a man-made disaster,” said Felicitas Treue. “Wherever it takes place it is an emergency situation and a direct attack against the victim, against their family and their community.” At an April public meeting in Geneva, torture rehabilitation centers from all over the world met to discuss the needs of torture survivors. Watch this video by UN Human Rights …

UN Expert Calls for Adoption of Minimum Set of Fundamental Human Rights for those in Detention

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On May 18, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez called for the adoption of the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, proposed for adoption as the “Mandela Rules,” in an open letter to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The revised Rules would provide detainees with increased protection from torture and …