ASTT uses a strengths-based model, understanding that every individual has the inherent capacity to transform his or her own life.
Welcome to ASTT
ASTT trains professionals in the fields of health, social services, law and education about the needs of torture survivors.
ASTT connects its clients to a network of over 75 community resources and partners.
You Make It Happen
If you don’t think you can make a difference, think again. You can.
- 3 days ago
- “I run every day to clear my head.” - ASTT Client The Team of Strength was started by four survivors who ran the Baltimore Marathon Relay in October 2010. The experience was so empowering and inspiring that ASTT staff and clients worked together to find a way for clients to continue running and t[...]
- 3 months ago
- ASTT is pleased to announce its new clinical director, Dr. Sheetal Patel. Dr. Sheetal has been a part of the ASTT team for six years now, serving as the resident psychologist at ASTT's DC office. She completed her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She[...]
- This Mother’s Day, if you’re a mom, you may get a drawing from your child. Or you may be planning to take your mother out to lunch. But some people who want to spend time with their mothers this holiday cannot. Asylum-seekers in the U.S. are often separated from their loved ones. Sometimes children [...]