Caring for Survivors Online Course

This is a free, internet-based course for individuals from a variety of backgrounds who want to learn about caring for and working with survivors of torture. Participants will learn about the health consequences of torture, uprooting, and other human rights violations. Participants will also learn how to approach survivors of torture and related trauma, and recognize clinical signs and symptoms in order to screen, treat, and support individuals at risk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Education Resources :

click here to take the course

Where can I take the course?

This is an online course. You can take the course by clicking on the link above that says take course here. The course will open in a new window.

How much does it cost to take the course?

The Caring for Survivors Course is free.


Who can take the course?

Anyone can take the course, but we recommend it especially for health professionals, lawyers, trainees, and human rights advocates who want to learn about caring for survivors of torture and refugee trauma


Will I get a certificate of completion?

At this time we do not offer a certificate of completion upon taking the course. We provide this course for your information to access at any time.


For further questions please e-mail us :

Dowling Building at Boston Medical Center

850 Harrison Ave, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02118

(617) 414-4794

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© 2014 by the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights.

Last updated 4/7/19