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Clinical tools designed especially for work with children affected by trauma and loss have been developed by Sandra Githaiga, psychotherapist/trainer - child specialist, in her work at CVT Ethiopia.
Elizabeth Mbatha Muli, MSc, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi, writes about her work with Dina, a teenage mother who survived abduction, captivity and escape, and found healing at CVT.
Elizabeth Mbatha Muli, MSc, psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Nairobi, gave this speech at CVT's 2017 Restoring Hope Breakfast, describing her work with refugee survivors of torture.
Paul Orieny, senior clinical advisor for mental health, and Neal Porter, director of international services, comment on the need for care for one million refugees newly arrived in Uganda.

Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell, CVT director of development, met with 9 women clients on a recent donor trip to CVT Jordan and reflects on the insight they shared with her.

Henock Tesfa Keno, administration/finance manager, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the important role of every person at CVT in ensuring sustained, effective care for those who have survived torture.

The following speech was delivered by Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in Spokane, Washington, on September 9, 2017. He was invited by the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture to speak on the occasion of settlement of an historic lawsuit filed against two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who designed the CIA torture program after the attacks of 9/11.

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The United States must never again resort to the use of torture. Here are ten facts about torture that everyone must know.

Yacob Abreha, psychosocial counselor at CVT Ethiopia, writes about destigmatizing mental health care in his community.

Curt Goering, CVT executive director, remarks on the trial of “torture psychologists” Mitchell and Jessen. 

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