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To reach the Somali community with relevant and timely information, the CVT St. Cloud team uses radio segments to reach as many as possible.
CVT’s capacity development work reaches even more people impacted by torture, trauma and other human rights abuses.
Simon Adams, Ph.D., CVT president and CEO, writes about Human Rights Day and finding hope in the journey of healing that survivors take on.
The CVT Ethiopia team in Tigray commemorated World Mental Health Day by bringing speeches, presentations and information about care, as well as contests and even t-shirts, to people in many locations.
Shelleyan Lewars, social media consultant, CVT Georgia, writes about efforts in Georgia to support and utilize the skills and talents of the state's new Americans.
CVT Georgia commemorates five years of serving clients.
Wangui Wanjiru, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, writes about her work with Rosa, a client who began rebuilding her life and better supporting and connecting with her daughter after tele-counseling.
Habiba Huka, counseling supervisor, CVT Nairobi, writes about the remarkable and steady progress made by a client whose care included tele-counseling.
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.

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