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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.
Las autoras Andrea Cárcamo, asesora principal de políticas, Leora Hudak, especialista en bienestar del personal y salud mental, Urmy Shukla, asesora de evaluación de programas, y Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva describen el trabajo que CVT está llevando a cabo para enfrentar el trauma secundario y enseñar la importancia de resiliencia de los proveedores de servicios legales en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México.
As the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the CVT Ethiopia-Gambella team acted quickly to care for clients and implement new processes.
Alison Beckman, MSW, LICSW, senior clinician for external relations, writes about a visit to Casa Alitas in Tucson in preparation for extending new forms of care.
The CVT team working in the Tigray region of Ethiopia shares messages of hope from counselors and clients.
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.”
Participants in CVT Uganda's trauma counseling program for 2021 celebrated their graduation and their new skills for providing care.
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.
Biro Okwory Ongom, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about his journey and his work with clients, writing, “Doing this work helps clients get hope, and it gives me hope.”

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