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Curt Goering, CVT executive director, gave this speech at the CVT Restoring Hope Breakfast – October 3, 2018.
Islam Al-Aqeel, psychotherapist/trainer for CVT’s Syrian Survivors of Torture Initiative (SOTI), delivered this moving speech at CVT's 2018 Restoring Hope Breakfast.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, urges people to contact Congress and tell them to end inhumane family separation practices.
Maggie Mabie, intern for CVT's Washington Office, reflects on the significance of June 20, World Refugee Day.
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.
As we face the one-year anniversary of President Trump's Travel Ban, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, shares a former client’s story about the devastating impacts of the ban on his family and their future.
Did you know that CVT plans to extend its care to the Kakuma refugee camps of northwest Kenya? Read about our plans here.
On the 16th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison, 41 are still imprisoned there.
Pete Dross, CVT’s director of external relations, recently learned more about the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved transferring prisoners around the world by plane for imprisonment and torture.
CVT clinicians explain sexual torture and the impact of sexual violence - or the threat thereof - on survivors.

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