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To commemorate 26 June, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, members of the CVT team in Nairobi and Kakuma reflected on their work and on what healing means to survivors.
For Pride month, CVT recognizes hope and care for LGBTQI+ clients, with a special focus on the work in Nairobi, Kenya.
Noor Al-Sagher, CVT tele-mental health therapist/trainer, Survivors of Torture Initiative, writes from the point of view of a child coming to CVT’s group sessions for care in Amman, in order to share how the healing process works for a 12 year-old.
Dr. Simon Adams, CVT president and CEO, writes about the opportunity facing the U.S. today to repair its broken system for asylum and refugee resettlement.
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.
As the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the CVT Ethiopia-Gambella team acted quickly to care for clients and implement new processes.
Noor Al-Sagher, tele-mental health therapist/trainer, Survivor of Torture Initiative, writes about her work with survivors of sexual torture, saying “every case of recovery is an achievement of humanity.”
As conflict erupted in the northern Tigray state where we work, the CVT Ethiopia team took action to care for people impacted by trauma. Liyam Eloul, clinical advisor for mental health, CVT Ethiopia, writes about their efforts.

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