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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. 

CVT Nairobi

Collins Eschesa, physiotherapist at CVT Nairobi, reflects on creating a safe space for LGBTI clients using CVT's effective group therapy model. 

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.

Mary Healy, CVT Volunteer

Mary Healy, a CVT veteran volunteer, shares the hope and resilience she's witnessed in clients while helping them navigate the Twin Cities transit system. 

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.

Paul Orieny, Ph.D,  CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health

Paul Orieny, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health, shares his thoughts on a child's right to rehabilitation, from an April convening in Geneva hosted by The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.

Take a peek at last week's photos of CVT Partners in Trauma Healing collaborating with Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services in Monrovia, Liberia.

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.

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