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

Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Henock Tesfa Keno, administration/finance manager, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the important role of every person at CVT in ensuring sustained, effective care for those who have survived torture.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jim Wolford, co-owner and chief executive officer of Atomic Data, hopes that his company's sponsorship of CVT's Restoring Hope Breakfast will inspire other businesses to participate.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Andrea Northwood, Ph.D., LP, CVT client services director, writes about James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the psychologists who designed the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, and how torturers are created.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The following speech was delivered by Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in Spokane, Washington, on September 9, 2017. He was invited by the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture to speak on the occasion of settlement of an historic lawsuit filed against two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who designed the CIA torture program after the attacks of 9/11. ###
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Gail Harvey, CVT donor and volunteer, and Kathleen O’ Donnell, CVT social worker, discuss working with grassroots philanthropy project Don’t Cry… I’m Here, and the lasting effects playing with dolls can have on children.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The United States must never again resort to the use of torture. Here are ten facts about torture that everyone must know.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Yacob Abreha, psychosocial counselor at CVT Ethiopia, writes about destigmatizing mental health care in his community.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, remarks on the trial of “torture psychologists” Mitchell and Jessen. 
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Friday, August 25, 2017
Fatimah, psychosocial counselor at CVT Ethiopia, writes about her experience as a refugee and a counselor in the community.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
On the occasion of the U.S. solar eclipse, CVT reflects on its logo - an eclipse itself, symbolizing the journey out of the darkness of trauma into the light of healing.
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