Selected Internet Resources on Trauma & Torture

Sidran Institute

The Sidran Institute is a nonprofit organization of international scope that helps people understand, recover from and treat traumatic stress (including PTSD), dissociative disorders and co-occurring issues such as addictions, self-injury and suicidality. The Institute develops and delivers educational programming, resources for treatment, support and self-help, trauma-informed community and professional collaboration projects, and publications about trauma and recovery. The website offers numerous resources for both trauma survivors and professionals working with them.

HealTorture website:

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, this site includes extensive resources and links relevant to diverse aspects of working with torture survivors. Included are sections on mental health, social services, legal issues, medical care, specific populations, and healing centers in the U.S. and overseas. A variety of webinars on these issues are available for viewing. The HealTorture site is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.

National Partnership for Community Training

The National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT) is a training and technical assistance program designed to increase awareness about the impact of political torture and provide trauma- informed response skills training to service providers who work with refugees, asylum seekers, asylees and other immigrant populations.