Cordelia FoundationActors & Projects map
- Cordelia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims was established in 1996, with the aim of assisting torture survivor and severely traumatized asylum seekers, refugees and their family members arriving in Hungary through psychiatric, psychotherapeutic, psychological treatment and psycho-social counselling. Cordelia's activities include the identification and treatment of survivors of torture and other extreme forms of trauma, many of whom develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental disorders. It has expertise in working with people with diverse cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds. It also delivers capacity building for authorities, NGOs and legal professionals working with asylum-seekers and beneficiaries of international protection. It continously cooperates with for social workers in contact with trauma-survivors (facing an increased risk of burn-out), it provides supervision and contribute to case management. It trains other professionals working with its target group in non-therapeutic settings on how to recognize and address signs of trauma in adults and children, and it raises awareness on how to identify symptoms of vicarious (secondary) trauma. Last but not least, Cordelia also provides policy analysis and advocacy, especially concentrating on the mental health care of asylum-seekers and BIPs. It is also engaged in research and develops publications, with the overall aim to improve national and international practices as regards the identification of trauma survivors, the documentation of trauma consequences, and treatment.