VTTP is a continuation of a prior programmes named RESIST I and RESIST II, all three of which were implemented in the Northern (except Mullaitivu) and Eastern Provinces. The main objective of this project was to provide psychosocial support and medical assistance to the survivors of trauma and their families. Focus was also on working towards reducing the use of substances that create trauma, and in general to make the public and the stakeholders aware of the survivor’s needs in order to address the problems they are faced with. The objectives below were achieved through the conclusion of all three of the above mentioned programmes.
    The 3 objectives:
    1. Treatment and Healing - To rehabilitate survivors of trauma and their families, along with facilitating their reintegration into the community, to be self- reliant and self- supportive.

    2. Organizational Development - To build the capacity of trauma treatment centres to facilitate the enhancement of the organization’s effectiveness and sustainability in delivering healing services.

    3. Monitoring and Evaluation - To strengthen and expand the existing M&E system to measure effectiveness and improve services and contribute to the most effective interventions for support to trauma treatment services.
    Psychological Intervention for Former Combatants (PIFC) via IOM
    The Project focused on the psychosocial intervention and medical needs of government rehabilitated former combatants and their families who are working with IOM, in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. This intervention was designed to instill a sense of confidence in the clients and ensure their wellbeing and behaviour in society. Activities for this programme commenced on May 2012 spanning for a period of an year, and were implemented in the Kilinochchi District.

    • To provide psychosocial support services to the clients to resume their roles within family and community.
    • To train and enhance the knowledge and professional skills of IOM and FRC staff.
    • To increase the capacity of FRC to support an integrated and holistic approach for clients and access through strengthened linkages and partnerships with other essential service providers in mental health, economic support, and other community-based servicesr.