HealTorture-Talk is a membership listserv that is open to all staff working in programs for torture survivors who are either ORR/TVRA grantees, members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP), or  ORR/TVRA staff.  It is also open to staff at ORR-funded programs, beyond those funded under the TVRA, who see survivors of torture in their work. It is sponsored by the National Capacity-building Project and funded by ORR/TVRA funds. Subscribers may be clinical or non-clinical staff. There is no limit to the number of eligible program staff who may participate.  To make this an effective tool, we encourage subscribers to read the postings regularly and to reply to those for which you have information or opinions to share.

Its purpose is to facilitate cooperation and information-sharing among programs serving torture survivors, promote best practices, and provide quicker access to people with relevant interests and experiences.

If you would like to join the listserv, please follow the instructions below, or send an email to Please include the name of the torture treatment center you are currently working with.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Heal_Torture_Talk Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

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