Social Services: Effective Practices in Serving Survivors of Torture

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This eight-page journal article gives service providers a literature review of 29 articles which either evaluate specific social services or document them through case studies. It reveals that there are several promising and emerging social service practices that contribute to the healing process of torture survivors. The article groups available literature into the following categories: creating a safe environment, cultural competence, social supports, English as a second language, employment, and housing. It provides a summary and learning points, and recommends further readings. 

Winter AM. Social services: effective practices in serving survivors of torture. Torture. 2011;21(1):48-55. Review. PubMed PMID: 21422606.

Torture: Quarterly Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture is published by IRCT, whose copyright policies may be found at http://www.irct.org/

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International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
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Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Resource in English Only
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Keywords:
Cultural competency, Social support, Social work, Stress, Torture
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
3/22/2011
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