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‘Direct forms of torture used on adults have also been carried out on children. Kidnapping, rape, forced labour and executions, witnessing scenes of extreme violence such as murder, rape, beatings, or torture of others including one's parents’ (Canadian centre for Victims of Torture). Unfortunately, there is very little information specifically on health, treatment and care of children who have been tortured.

Note Care of interpreters
Obviously, as a health professional your first commitment is to your patient. However, in the case of torture, you may find that interpreters (who translate for the victim of torture) may need debriefing after a session. Unfortunately, there are no articles or hyper links on this subject.

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