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

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
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.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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.
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Monday, June 26, 2017
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. 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Luca Modenesi, CVT clinical advisor for mental health, writes about counseling in locations beyond the traditional therapy setting. 
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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. 
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Venetia Kudrle, longtime CVT board member, writes about the hope created by connecting healers and survivors of torture.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
"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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Thursday, June 1, 2017
As CVT reaches out to the community in the refugee camps in Ethiopia, more and more former CVT clients are also reaching out, encouraging survivors of torture to get the care they need.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Yohannes Asmelash Embaye, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about techniques he uses to help reduce barriers to getting help after traumatic experiences.
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Friday, May 26, 2017
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, explains President Trump's FY 18 budget proposal and how it could affect torture survivors and refugees in the U.S. and abroad.
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