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Sabrina Roowala, MPH, program evaluation specialist, and Jennifer Esala, Ph.D., research associate, made interesting discoveries as they analyzed research results from before and after CVT’s U.S. programs moved to telehealth as a result of the pandemic.
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.”
Participants in CVT Uganda's trauma counseling program for 2021 celebrated their graduation and their new skills for providing care.
Ben Lakony, counseling supervisor, CVT Uganda, writes about his work with survivors and the need for expansion of care in the region.
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.
Biro Okwory Ongom, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about his journey and his work with clients, writing, “Doing this work helps clients get hope, and it gives me hope.”
Ansam Abusabha, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about how one client’s progress can bring not only healing, but happiness, to many people.
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.
Wahba Hassanein, 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.

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