My Summer with Refugee Youth

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This is a guest blog by SURVIVORS’ contractor Rachel Mahoney.   This summer I had the privilege and pleasure of working as a SURVIVORS contractor on the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) program.  RSIG is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) to integrate and support newly arrived refugee families …

Statement by President Obama on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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Originally from: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/26/statement-president-international-day-support-victims-torture   On June 26, 2016 – the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – President Obama issued this statement to the nation. “Today marks the 29th anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention Against Torture. This is a day to affirm the United States’ abiding commitment to achieve a world …

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 …

Asylum Granted: Years of Waiting Over for SURVIVORS Client

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Asylum seekers enter the U.S. legally, seeking safe refuge; however, they are not eligible for health benefits or even the basic necessities, such as food, clothing or shelter while they are awaiting their asylum hearings. Today, we received great news! A client was granted asylum after many years. We are elated here at SURVIVORS 🙂