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As part of CVT's Healing Hearts project, a new paper explores how integrated behavioral health care can effectively address the needs of a group of Karen refugee clients.
CVT clients and clinicians reflect on their late-fall canoe trip with Wilderness Inquiry, an organization that aims to make the outdoors accessible for all.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, gave this speech at the CVT Restoring Hope Breakfast – October 12, 2107.

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.

Gail Harvey, CVT donor and volunteer, and Kathleen O’ Donnell, CVT social worker, discuss working with grassroots philanthropy project Don’t Cry… I’m Here, and the lasting effects playing with dolls can have on children.

Independence Day celebrations involving fireworks can trigger memories of bombings and gunfire from conflicts at home for some refugees. Kathleen O'Donnell, social worker and Leora Hudak, psychotherapist write to remind people to be mindful of refugee families in their neighborhoods.

For a Torture Healing Awareness Month roundtable discussion, three CVT healers address their respective roles in helping survivors of torture along their healing journey, insights they have learned from clients and the nuanced work of torture healing.

In honor of June 26, the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, shares a message of survival, healing and hope. 

Venetia Kudrle, longtime CVT board member, writes about the hope created by connecting healers and survivors of torture.

Huy Pham, project manager for National Capacity Building at CVT, writes about his life coming "full circle": from refugee to helping refugees.

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