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Craig Higson-Smith, MA, CVT director of research, discusses a new study conducted by colleagues about Testimony Therapy where participants in the therapy relay testimonies of their traumatic experience in order to diminish their post-traumatic stress levels.

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on the importance of the late-breaking blocks of President Trump’s revised refugee ban and of ongoing resistance to the administration’s discriminatory worldview.

"We cannot let abusive language limit our potential for compassion," writes Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in response to the second executive order banning refugees and nationals from six prominently Muslim countries.

Aregawi Kahsay, administration/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia, describes the challenges and rewards of working in an administrative role with the community in the refugee camps.

Dawit Ermias, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the therapeutic approaches that help child refugees heal from their traumatic experiences.

Andom Redae

Andom Redae, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, reports from the Adi Harush refugee camp about CVT clients' return to dignity. 

Habteab Tsegay, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, describes his work with refugee torture survivors and the importance of work within the community.

Daniel Welday, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia,describes the enormous changes he sees in the lives of torture survivors after they seek care.

As a new era begins, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, emphasizes the need to stand with survivors of torture and champion their rights.

CVT is monitoring discussion of our top policy positions during the confirmation hearings for presidential appointees. Here are details on some of the key issues we're watching.

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