Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Trauma Resources
The Center for Victims of Torture
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR)
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) joins the global movement to reduce the mental health gap by addressing the psychosocial impacts of trauma caused by war, torture, human trafficking, and persecution due to identity and beliefs.
- How live storytelling can help women around the world to find their voices (New York Times, 5.24.16)
- The Unspoken Variables of Success: Grace and Mercy (Huffington Post, 5.20.16)
- What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD? (New York Times, 1.28.16)
An unexpected bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans could reveal surprising insights into animal intelligence.
- I Am Not Who I Once Was: Who We Become after Trauma. (Elephant Journal. 10.22.15)
Lessons from the Entrepreneurs Fueling Africa’s Rise (Wharton University of Pennsylvania Social Impact Blog)
- Is There a Connection Between Entrepreneurship and Mental Health Conditions? (Harvard Business Review, 2.22.16)
- Supporting innovation in refugee camps (Video) (Christine Mahoney at TEDxSemesteratSea, 2.12.14)
Refugees are experts at invention and innovation. Because when you’ve lost everything you have to come up with ingenious ways to begin rebuilding businesses from scratch. But they don’t need to be alone….together we can help refugee entrepreneurs rebuild their lives.
- A Refugee Leadership Academy in Utah (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, 8.21.15)
- Four trends accelerating entrepreneurship in Africa (by Aubrey Hruby, World Economic Forum, 7.6.15)
- Almost Free of Ebola, A County Haunted by Trauma (Ebola Deeply, 12.5.14)
Lofa county in Liberia has almost beaten Ebola, with only one case reported there in the past three weeks. But despite its success, many of its residents are battling stigma, and struggling to get by with limited resources.
- How Startups Can Be Empowerment Tools for Women (By Mabel Imala, Entrepreneur.com, 3.10.16)
- Four lessons we learned teaching design thinking in the Shatila refugee camp (by Mariam Semaan and Attila Mong, Stanford d.school, 3.20.16)
- World Leaders and Advocates Unite in Washington, D.C. for One Mission: Make Mental Health a Global Priority (National Institute of Mental Health, 5.20.16)
- The tear-jerking open letter Joe Biden wrote to the Stanford rape survivor. (By Robbie Couch, Upworthy, 6.9.16)
“I do not know your name — but your words are forever seared on my soul.” Vice President Joe Biden penned a heartfelt letter to the victim of the Stanford rape case — a story that has left the country stunned, outraged, and heartbroken.