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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Video of Bike Night in St. Paul, Minnesota What has two wheels and can play a big role in helping torture survivors heal physically and mentally? If you guessed a bicycle, you’re right.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We spoke to our colleagues with CVT Jordan about emergency mental health care. Leah James, CVT psychotherapist/trainer, and Simone van der Kaaden, Country Director-Jordan, discuss what it means to provide care in a situation where refugees face significant ongoing challenges and how they use “vicarious resilience” to counter a dark world view.Can you describe what emergency mental health means?
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Posted in Human Rights
The International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, has released its Global Overview 2014 report.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
CVT psychotherapist and trainer Abbey Kanzer, PsyD, LP, wrote this poem as a reflection on a women's counseling group she led. The women came from around the world. They ranged in age. They spoke different languages. They had different education levels.But they had three things in common: they were all torture survivors; they were all mothers; and they were all separated from at least one child.We share it in honor of Mother's Day this Sunday.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Today’s post is in honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness day.
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Annie Sovcik, Esq., CVT's Director of the Washington Office, writes on the need to expand mental health services for refugees and survivors of humanitarian emergencies worldwide. CVT is the co-founder of the Global Mental Health Advocacy Working Group.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted in Refugees
The New York Times recently reported on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the hardship to those seeking asylum in the United States caused by the backlog of cases pending before the immigration courts.
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