Healing and Human Rights: A Blog by the Center for Victims of Torture

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Walaa Awwad, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about the ways physiotherapy improves the lives of survivors of torture and about the many things she’s learned from their healing journey.

Julie Krause, expert psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Ethiopia, writes about new mandala murals CVT installed on our buildings in the refugee camps and about the powerful role that art plays in the healing process.

Esayas Kiflom, program evaluation officer, CVT Ethiopia, writes about his work measuring clients' progress through the therapeutic process.

Independence Day celebrations involving fireworks can trigger memories of bombings and gunfire from conflicts at home for some refugees. Kathleen O'Donnell, social worker and Leora Hudak, psychotherapist write to remind people to be mindful of refugee families in their neighborhoods.

For a Torture Healing Awareness Month roundtable discussion, three CVT healers address their respective roles in helping survivors of torture along their healing journey, insights they have learned from clients and the nuanced work of torture healing.

In honor of June 26, the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, shares a message of survival, healing and hope. 

Luca Modenesi, CVT clinical advisor for mental health, writes about counseling in locations beyond the traditional therapy setting. 

On World Refugee Day, Neal Porter, CVT director of international services, honors those who have braved escaping violence and warfare in their home countries with hope for a safer tomorrow in their hearts. 

Venetia Kudrle, longtime CVT board member, writes about the hope created by connecting healers and survivors of torture.

"If you are a parent and you are reading this, you know there is another side to this story. Your children will be the only thing that can bring you back from the darkness. You get out of bed wanting to help yourself for the sake of your children. This motivates you." A blog post about parenting while healing.

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