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Authors Andrea Cárcamo, Leora Hudak, Urmy Shukla and Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva describe CVT’s work to address the secondary trauma and resiliency needs of legal service providers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Noor Al-Sagher, tele-mental health therapist/trainer, Survivor of Torture Initiative, writes about her work with survivors of sexual torture, saying “every case of recovery is an achievement of humanity.”
Ben Lakony, counseling supervisor, CVT Uganda, writes about his work with survivors and the need for expansion of care in the region.
As conflict erupted in the northern Tigray state where we work, the CVT Ethiopia team took action to care for people impacted by trauma. Liyam Eloul, clinical advisor for mental health, CVT Ethiopia, writes about their efforts.
From CVT's Washington, DC, office, Andrea Cárcamo and Ariel Zarate, MA, LSW, write about the harmful use of the word “alien” in the U.S. immigration system.
Guest author Ariel Zarate, MA, LSW, writes about the dire situation faced by the Rohingya population and the need for change to the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Here is CVT's explainer of four final rules being implemented by the Trump administration in its last days in office, all of which are particularly harmful to asylum seekers.
For Human Rights Day 2020, CVT takes a look at Article 14, the right to seek asylum, and considers the rights of those trying to seek safety in the United States.
The CVT Ethiopia-Gambella team hosted special activities on Sept 10 for two important occasions: World Suicide Prevention Day and the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, 2013.
Geoffrey Samal, counseling supervisor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about the transformation he sees clients undergo in his work with survivors of torture.

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