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

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Teresia Macharia, psychosocial counselor at CVT Nairobi, writes about her work with survivors, including teenage girls who became mothers as a result of rape.

CVT published a report authored by Shannon Golden, Ph.D., CVT research associate, about mental health, stressors, coping strategies and more, conducted in two camps in Northern Ethiopia.

Refugees who have survived torture see improvements as a result of collaborative care, but more research is needed, according to a new report authored by CVT researchers, including Maria Vukovich, Ph.D, research associate, and colleagues.

Nancy Mwikali, counseling supervisor, CVT Nairobi, writes about the importance of listening and giving clients a space where they can speak without being judged.

"Their physical progress defies the torturers' words," writes Jeniffer Chepkemoi, physiotherapy supervisor, CVT Nairobi, about her work with survivors of torture.

CVT clients and clinicians reflect on their late-fall canoe trip with Wilderness Inquiry, an organization that aims to make the outdoors accessible for all.

Did you know that CVT plans to extend its care to the Kakuma refugee camps of northwest Kenya? Read about our plans here.

CVT clinicians explain sexual torture and the impact of sexual violence - or the threat thereof - on survivors.

Paul Orieny, Ph.D., LMFT, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health, describes the need for psychosocial care for South Sudanese refugees who have recently settled in northern Uganda in enormous numbers.

Clinical tools designed especially for work with children affected by trauma and loss have been developed by Sandra Githaiga, psychotherapist/trainer - child specialist, in her work at CVT Ethiopia.

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