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PTV Survivor Featured in Video About Refugee Economic Realities
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PTV Survivor Featured in Video About Refugee Economic Realities

PTV client, Ben Nganoah, shares his story with GoBankingRates.com on what it was like to flee his home country with only $400 in his pocket. Ben’s story is reflective of many asylum seekers who are forced to flee at a moment’s notice with little resources to rely on. Read about and watch a short video...

May 22, 2018August 29, 2018by
PTV Featured in USC Podcast
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PTV Featured in USC Podcast

PTV’s Clinical Director, Carol Gomez, featured in a USC podcast interview about the mental health effects of torture, and the services PTV provides to rehabilitate those who have survived it.  

April 30, 2018August 29, 2018by
PTV Signs Joint Human Rights Statement Regarding Trump Appointed Officials
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PTV Signs Joint Human Rights Statement Regarding Trump Appointed Officials

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—As President-elect Trump continues to announce his selections for top positions in the new administration, 22 of the nation’s human rights and faith organizations today released a joint statement of principles regarding the eligibility of nominees for Senate-confirmed positions. Today’s statement outlines key requirements of top administration officials that should...

December 13, 2016August 29, 2018by
Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training
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Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training

Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training In partnership with The Program for Torture Victims Hosted by the Keck School of Medicine of USC Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma: Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment WHEN:      Saturday, April 30, 2016; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm WHERE:    Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors fleeing persecution rebuild their lives safely in the United States. This training will provide an opportunity for health professionals to learn from experienced psychologists, physicians, and legal experts about the skills necessary to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses. Physicians, Psychologists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers are welcome to attend. Training Highlights: Human rights law, immigration law, and the importance of health professionals and forensic documentation in the immigration process Physical and psychological evidence of torture and other human rights abuses Effective medical-­‐legal documentation, including affidavit writing and oral testimony...

April 14, 2016August 29, 2018by