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CVT has published a new report titled “Assessing Mental Health in Gambella, Ethiopia: A Representative Survey of South Sudanese Refugees in Nguenyyiel Camp.”
Edna Gicovi, psychosocial counselor at CVT Nairobi, finds powerful, interwoven threads between the stories of two torture survivor clients.
Moath Asfoor, outreach and partnership manager, CVT Jordan, writes about the importance of mental health care and community outreach for long-term impact.
In honor of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CVT Jordan organized a panel event titled “Tiny Hands & Heavy Burden.” Experts from CVT and several organizations shared about working with refugee children who have survived traumatic experiences.
Darlene Lynch, head of external relations, CVT Atlanta, writes about action to oppose the deeply harmful practice of automatically shackling children in juvenile court.
Francis Lokong, monitoring & evaluation officer, CVT Uganda, writes about witnessing clients’ improvements in his research work.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes that the U.S. must keep the critical USCIS offices open.
The CVT Ethiopia team took on a special project training IOM staff in Djibouti in methods of effective care for highly traumatized migrants.
CVT volunteers in the U.S. translated training materials into French for a project underway by the CVT Ethiopia team in Djibouti.
Global professionals dedicated to healing the wounds of torture gathered for CVT's PATH project workshop in Zanzibar.

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