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For World Humanitarian Day, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, salutes humanitarian workers including CVT staff, who are committed to extending rehabilitative care to survivors of torture.

Claire O’Reilly, physiotherapist & trainer at CVT Jordan and Liyam Eloul, CVT clinical advisor for mental health, share about the talk they recently gave on the ethical challenges they face with the clients they serve.

Abbey Kanzer, psychotherapist and trainer, St. Paul Healing Center, reflects on the complexities of hope and healing in her work with survivors of torture.

Maisoon Al-Bukhari, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, reflects on the ways she works with survivors to improve their levels of functioning and wellbeing.

Kristi Rendahl, CVT organizational development advisor, describes her work doing assessments of locations where CVT may bring its rehabilitative care for torture survivors.

Annie Sovcik, Esq.
For July 4th, Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington, D.C., office, considers how our Founding Fathers would react to today's inflammatory rhetoric about torture and about closing our doors to refugees.

Amal Hassan, CVT Somali community liaison, comments on her experience moving to America and the importance of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering, CVT's executive director, reflects on the uncertainty for residents of Dadaab as the world honors the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Shorouq Jabari, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about combining rewarding work with her physiotherapy skills in her work with survivors of torture at CVT.

Amanda McDonald, CVT social worker and case manager, comments on the transformation her clients have experienced as a result of living at Sarah’s … an Oasis for Women.

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