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Job Onyango, psychotherapist/trainer at CVT Ethiopia, describes his work with survivors of torture and war atrocities in this speech he delivered at CVT’s Restoring Hope Breakfast event, Oct. 4, 2016 in Minneapolis.

Ahmad Al-Shouly, social services coordinator at CVT Jordan, talks about the integral role of social services in supporting refugees who are survivors of torture. 

As the UN and U.S. refugee summits begin this week, Annie Sovcik, director of the Washington Office, sends reminders of the past and recommendations for the immediate future on the global refugee crisis. 

As CVT launches our #RejectTorture campaign today, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, asks fellow Americans to remember these simple facts: torture is illegal, immoral, ineffective and makes America less safe.

When a 9th grade class at Washington High in Milwaukee decided to support CVT Dadaab, nothing could stop them.

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.

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