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CVT In the News

  • Counseling help for refugees offered at a St. Paul clinic

    A community newspaper profiles Healing Hearts, Creating Hope: Exploring the Efficacy of Integrated Mental Health Services for New Refugees, a three-year collaborative project to provide new, on-site mental health services to refugees at the HealthEast Roselawn Clinic in St. Paul, MN.

    Source: Maplewood Review
    Date: 06/19/2013

  • Torture's Lasting Effects

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes on the harmful effects of coercive interrogation techniques employed by the U.S. government in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 06/16/2013

  • Women Healing in Congo

    A former CVT staff member responds to a New York Times article on the suffering experienced by women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 06/13/2013

  • Senator Patrick Leahy Being Honored

    CVT announced that Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont will receive its annual Eclipse Award for his extraordinary leadership for the protection and healing of torture survivors.

    Source: FOX44/ABC22
    Date: 06/07/2013

  • Amid Syrian crisis, Iraqi refugees in Jordan forgotten

    An outreach coordinator at CVT’s healing project in Jordan speaks on the needs of Iraqi refugees currently on a waiting list for care.

    Source: IRIN
    Date: 06/06/2013

  • No simple solutions regarding Guantanamo Bay

    The StarTribune agrees with CVT and other human rights organizations that have called for ending the force-feeding of competent hunger-striking prisoners in Guantánamo Bay.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 06/02/2013

  • Is Force-Feeding Torture?

    CVT Board Member Dr. Steve Miles is quoted in a New York Times column about force-feeding competent hunger-striking prisoners in Guantánamo Bay.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 06/01/2013


    The first national survey of refugee mental health screening practices conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the State Refugee Health Coordinator and CVT is highlighted in Minnesota magazine, a publication from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

    Source: Minnesota magazine
    Date: 05/29/2013

  • Protect survivors of torture in immigration reform

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering again calls for comprehensive immigration reform to protect torture survivors.

    Date: 05/14/2013

  • Human rights groups call for end to force-feeding of Guantánamo hunger-striking detainees

    CVT is among several human rights organizations who signed a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urging him to end the force-feeding of competent hunger-striking prisoners in Guantánamo Bay.  

    Source: The Miami Herald
    Date: 05/14/2013


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