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As the COVID-19 pandemic approached, the physiotherapy team at CVT Kalobeyei moved quickly to adapt their in-person sessions to a hybrid model, allowing for continued, yet socially distanced, care.
Guest author Ariel Zarate, MA, LSW, writes about the dire situation faced by the Rohingya population and the need for change to the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Wahba Hassanein, Ph.D., psychotherapist /trainer, Bol Buony, counseling supervisor, and Tet Puok, counseling supervisor, CVT Ethiopia-Gambella, wrote about efforts to spread a message of care regarding gender-based violence.
Lucien Mulenga, community worker, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about his work with clients and the ways that he recognizes the signs of trauma within the community.
Teresa Longole, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about her work with survivors and the need to allow them time and space for healing.
Wahba Hassanein, Ph.D., psychotherapist/trainer, and Tet Puok Duel, counseling supervisor, CVT Ethiopia-Gambella, write about activities in the Nguenyyiel camp on World Mental Health Day.
Noor Al-Sagher, psychologist, CVT Jordan, writes about her experience as a therapist who hears from many different clients about one traumatic event and the unique effects this has on her.
Tesfanesh Kassaye, counseling supervisor, CVT Ethiopia-Tigray, writes about the team's activities to commemorate World Mental Health Day.
Ruvina Jeremano, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about her work with clients and the possibilities she sees for reaching more survivors.
The CVT Ethiopia-Gambella team hosted special activities on Sept 10 for two important occasions: World Suicide Prevention Day and the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, 2013.

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