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. Training topics may include developing a trauma-informed care environment in the workplace and in individuals’ approaches; responding to personal narratives that may be difficult to hear; when to make a specialized referral; how to build a referral network; and best, promising and emerging practices in clinical settings.

NPCT trainings benefit organizations and professionals serving immigrant and refugee populations in communities where there are no specialized torture treatment centers. Priority areas include states that receive targeted assistance grants.

Resources available from the NPCT include the Country Condition Reports, webinars (see the Online Training Opportunities, Webinars section), and information guides such as “Working Clinically with Traumatized Refugee Children and Families.”

The NPCT is a collaboration between the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture (FCST), the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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