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Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

Annie Sovcik, Esq.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington, D.C. office, describes what life is like for refugee survivors who have been forced to flee their homes as the result of torture or war.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, urges accountability after listening to the stories of dozens of Syrian refugee survivors of torture and war atrocities.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on the needs of torture survivors as detailed in CVT’s Reclaiming Hope report.
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December2015 StCloud Training Welcome
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
While news reports have focused on refugees desperately seeking safety and stability in Europe, other refugees who have been resettled are working to integrate into new communities such as St. Cloud, Minnesota. Earlier this winter, CVT facilitated a training and networking session in St. Cloud for professionals who work with refugee communities and for the newcomers themselves.
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Alyce Eaton
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
“I am suffering and sad.” This is one of hundreds of comments made by torture survivors as they complete CVT’s intake process. In each of CVT’s International Services projects, one of the first activities in which a survivor participates is a thorough intake interview. These intake assessments are important to building the therapeutic relationship and providing us with a better understanding of our clients.
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Rights and freedoms are the focus of this year’s Human Rights Day, according to the UN. Those rights and freedoms—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear – are the basis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which applies to all human beings. But this year in particular, that last one, “freedom from fear,” gets stuck in my throat. Because we’re not all free from fear these days. Not by a long shot.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Posted in Human Rights
Noor Zada, New Tactics MENA initiative manager in the CVT Jordan office, comments on a new Arabic-language book that educates children about human rights.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Valerie Spencer, CVT board member, reflects on the courage and resilience of women torture survivors she met on a recent visit to CVT Jordan.
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Monday, November 30, 2015
CVT helps children cope with the challenges of life in a refugee camp after escaping Eritrea.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
The CVT Dadaab team held an off-site staff self-care retreat, which allowed some counselors to leave the camp for the first time.
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