National Training Initiatives
Through the National Capacity Building Project and HealTorture.org, we’re sharing our knowledge and experience with others and bringing together experts in the field so even more torture survivors can receive the care they need.
National Capacity Building Project
The National Capacity Building Project (NCB) focuses on building networks of rehabilitation centers and service providers, fostering knowledge-sharing and relationship-building among colleagues in the field, and providing expert professional training and technical assistance.
We fill a gap where no other training exists for torture treatment professionals by focusing on:
- Clinical skills and best practices
- Organizational development and fundraising
- Program management
- Data collection and program evaluation
NCB recently launched Roadmap to Evaluation, digitally curated evaluation resources on HealTorture.org. This section serves as a step-by-step guide for torture rehabilitation centers that are at all stages of working with data – from setting up an evaluation system to reporting on measured outcomes. The goal is to help centers show the impact of their work and communicate that with funders and donors in more meaningful ways.
HealTorture.org serves as a rich repository of information related to torture survivors and their treatment and healing. Through webinar trainings, professional journal articles and publications, bibliographies, treatment manuals, and other online resources, the site hosts a wealth of valuable information intended for psychologists and various therapists, social workers, physicians and nurses, lawyers, and administrators. The website also serves as a portal to other centers and organizations that work with and support survivors of torture.
The NCB Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement. Many of the NCB participating centers are also members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs. HealTorture.org is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement and administered by CVT.