An increasing number of individuals who are victimized by torture in their homelands are currently re-settling their lives in Vermont and the greater New England area. The impact of such torture can be far reaching, not only affecting individuals who have directly experienced trauma, but extended families and communities within which these individuals exist. Failing to adequately address these issues can lead to re-traumatization, poverty, discrimination, and unsuccessful re-integration.
The New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma Program is a direct partnership between psychological services (Connecting Cultures), legal services (South Royalton Legal Clinic) and physical therapy services (DeePT). Our goal is to provide survivors of torture with holistic, integrated and effective services in a culturally relevant, client centered context.