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

Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

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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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Abeba Kahday Tesfankiel, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the importance of bringing accurate information about rehabilitative care to the refugee community.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Huy Pham, project manager for National Capacity Building at CVT, writes about his life coming "full circle": from refugee to helping refugees.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Mohamed Jelani, CVT Ethiopia, discusses his role as a psychosocial counselor in the Mai Ayni and Adi Harush refugee camps. He writes, " The part I enjoy the most about my work is during the healing process when people begin to get improvements from the group counseling. I consider this very holy work. They replace a bad situation with a good situation."
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, examines the critical importance of human rights promotion to the United States' national security. 
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Rosa E. Garcia-Peltoniemi, Ph.D, LP, senior consulting clinician CVT, shares the benefits of using eye pillows to promote good sleep hygiene and the importance of sleep while healing. 
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Monday, May 8, 2017
Mussie Abel Fissehaye, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the innovative methods he uses to help children heal after traumatic experiences.
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Having trouble seeing eye to eye about politics with friends and family on social media? Are you trying to change minds and getting nowhere? New Tactic provides some examples of ways to create a scene, grab attention, open new spaces for dialogue and leverage pop culture that have been used to create change on a local level.
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