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

Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
"The world must not give up hope for peace in Syria," writes Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, in support of The Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act that calls for transitional justice in the war-torn country. 
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Dawit Weldab shares his insights as a psychosocial counselor for CVT Ethiopia in the Adi Harush refugee camp, helping clients make improvements in their lives and in the way they feel.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
"In worrisome times like these, it is our clients—survivors of torture, warfare and tremendous atrocities—who teach us about deep human resilience and hope," writes Curt Goering, remarking on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Recent CVT training and networking sessions in St. Cloud for Somali refugees focused on parenting, stress management and available resources as they work to integrate into their new community.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Casie Iwata, a social worker and case manager at our St. Paul Healing Center, writes about empowering clients as they struggle with the immense questions about safety, their rights and how to feel secure in an uncertain environment.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Struggling to identify where you can make an impact? Brent Jensen, New Tactics in Human Rights online engagement coordinator, provides five examples of tactics used to curate local action and create more inclusive communities.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Frezgi Gebrekristos, a counselor at CVT Ethiopia, details the hope and progress survivors of torture experience in the ten weeks of CVT's counseling cycle.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Mary Kittakah, associate psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Kenya, recounts a staff retreat taken in January to Hell's Gate National Park. 
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Bereket Tadesse, counseling supervisor for CVT Ethiopia, writes about helping child refugees fleeing from Eritrea, separated from their families and recovering from trauma.
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, reflects on the steps Iraq must take to establish truth and justice for its victims on International Day for the Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.
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