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

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As part of CVT's Healing Hearts project, a new paper explores how integrated behavioral health care can effectively address the needs of a group of Karen refugee clients.
Habiba Mohamed, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, writes about her clients' strength and resilience as they work to restore their lives after torture.
Gladwell Lugusa, physiotherapist, CVT Nairobi, writes about the successes and challenges faced by clients who have survived torture, and the ways physiotherapy and counseling go hand in hand.
All CVT trainers and clinical advisors who are based in Africa are meeting together for a week of learning, sharing, self-care and fun.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, urges people to contact Congress and tell them to end inhumane family separation practices.
To help address ongoing challenges faced by LGBTI clients after they complete counseling, CVT Nairobi started an innovative Aftercare program for continuing care.
Rosina Mruttu, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi, writes about the many methods of healing with survivors of torture and trauma.
Nimo Khalif, administrative/HR officer, CVT Nairobi, writes about how at CVT, the most important resource is the human resource .
Miriam Okello, finance controller, CVT Nairobi, writes about the key financial work that helps keep the program running efficiently so as many refugees as possible can receive care.
A new paper co-authored by Craig Higson-Smith, CVT research director, examines the need for therapeutic interventions beyond those focused solely on past trauma.

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