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"If you are a parent and you are reading this, you know there is another side to this story. Your children will be the only thing that can bring you back from the darkness. You get out of bed wanting to help yourself for the sake of your children. This motivates you." A blog post about parenting while healing.

As CVT reaches out to the community in the refugee camps in Ethiopia, more and more former CVT clients are also reaching out, encouraging survivors of torture to get the care they need.

Yohannes Asmelash Embaye, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about techniques he uses to help reduce barriers to getting help after traumatic experiences.

Abeba Kahday Tesfankiel, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the importance of bringing accurate information about rehabilitative care to the refugee community.

Huy Pham, project manager for National Capacity Building at CVT, writes about his life coming "full circle": from refugee to helping refugees.

Mohamed Jelani, CVT Ethiopia, discusses his role as a psychosocial counselor in the Mai Ayni and Adi Harush refugee camps. He writes, " The part I enjoy the most about my work is during the healing process when people begin to get improvements from the group counseling. I consider this very holy work. They replace a bad situation with a good situation."

Rosa E. Garcia-Peltoniemi, Ph.D, LP, senior consulting clinician CVT, shares the benefits of using eye pillows to promote good sleep hygiene and the importance of sleep while healing. 

Mussie Abel Fissehaye, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the innovative methods he uses to help children heal after traumatic experiences.

Dawit Weldab shares his insights as a psychosocial counselor for CVT Ethiopia in the Adi Harush refugee camp, helping clients make improvements in their lives and in the way they feel.

"In worrisome times like these, it is our clients—survivors of torture, warfare and tremendous atrocities—who teach us about deep human resilience and hope," writes Curt Goering, remarking on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. 

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