Millions of torture survivors around the world suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The condition often includes a range of medical issues, such as anxiety, distrust, depression, flashbacks, and memory problems. Survivors’ trauma hurts their loved ones, and impacts their communities. The Torture Treatment Symposium, hosted by the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, will be held on Oct. 18, 2018 in Chicago. The event will examine the impact of torture on global and domestic levels. We’ll discuss torture treatment and justice with the event’s keynote speaker, Susan Gzesh, executive director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. We’ll also talk with Nicole St. Jean, a psychologist and project director of the Kovler Center’s IFACES Trauma Treatment Partnership Program.
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