The Los Angeles-based Program for Torture Victims (PTVLA) was started by Chilean physician, Dr. Quiroga, who was beaten and tortured during General Pinochet's coup in the 1970s. The other founder of the PTVLA was Ann Deutsch, a psychologist tortured in Argentina's "Dirty War". The website explains to visitors the uniqueness of the "Services" they offer, such as "Medical", "Psychological", "Social Services" and "Legal Support & Training", which are provided by a network of organizations that understand the special issues survivors and asylum seekers face. The "Learning & Research" tab near the top of the homepage contains a bibliography of "Staff Publications" published in the last three years by PTV, and includes a few that visitors can read online or in PDF, such as "The War on Terror's Youngest Victims" and "Torture in Children", both by Dr. Quiroga. The "Informational Reports" contains seven articles that educate visitors about torture in general. Lastly, the "Client Stories", that can be found on the homepage or under the "Community" tab, are absolutely heartrending, and a testimony to the value of PTVLA to the community.


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