RVTS Nord is a resource center that supports the public health services with expertise on:
- Trauma and Traumatic Stress, including Psychosocial Preparedness
- Violence and Abuse, including Domestic Violence
- Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm
- Refugee Health and Forced Migration
Professionals working with these issues may need help, support and specialized knowledge. To this end, we offer supervision, education, and counseling as well as a series of online courses. We strive to be easily accessible to the employees in the municipal and the specialized health services as well as to volunteer organizations.
RVTS Nord works in an interdisciplinary manner and has around 20 employees throughout our specialty areas. We serve Nordland, Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard and are located in Tromsø. RVTS Nord is directly funded by the Norwegian Directorate of Health, and constitutes a separate entity with the University Hospital of North Norway.