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

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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.

CVT clinicians explain sexual torture and the impact of sexual violence - or the threat thereof - on survivors.

Paul Orieny, Ph.D., LMFT, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health, describes the need for psychosocial care for South Sudanese refugees who have recently settled in northern Uganda in enormous numbers.

Clinical tools designed especially for work with children affected by trauma and loss have been developed by Sandra Githaiga, psychotherapist/trainer - child specialist, in her work at CVT Ethiopia.

Elizabeth Mbatha Muli, MSc, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi, writes about her work with Dina, a teenage mother who survived abduction, captivity and escape, and found healing at CVT.

Elizabeth Mbatha Muli, MSc, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi, gave this speech at CVT's 2017 Restoring Hope Breakfast, describing her work with refugee survivors of torture.

Paul Orieny, senior clinical advisor for mental health, and Neal Porter, director of international services, comment on the need for care for one million refugees newly arrived in Uganda.

Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell, CVT director of development, met with 9 women clients on a recent donor trip to CVT Jordan and reflects on the insight they shared with her.

Henock Tesfa Keno, administration/finance manager, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the important role of every person at CVT in ensuring sustained, effective care for those who have survived torture.

Jim Wolford, co-owner and chief executive officer of Atomic Data, hopes that his company's sponsorship of CVT's Restoring Hope Breakfast will inspire other businesses to participate.

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