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  • How to Close Gitmo Without Swapping Prisoners

    Melina Milazzo, CVT's Senior Policy Counsel, discusses the status of efforts to transfer detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and to close it.

    Source: National Journal
    Date: 06/15/2014

  • Refugees Urge Doctors to Ask Direct Questions About Mental Health

    A study from CVT Research Associate Patricia Shannon, Ph.D., L.P. and others recommends seven questions for physicians on how to ask refugees about their mental health.

    Source: Psych Congress Network
    Date: 06/03/2014

  • 2014 Minnesota Psychological Association’s Annual Convention Award Winners

    Rosa Garcia-Peltoniemi, CVT senior consulting clinician, was awarded the 2014 Minnesota Psychological Association's Leadership in Diversity Award.

    Source: Minnesota Psychological Association
    Date: 05/30/2014

  • Meeting the needs of traumatized refugees: What to ask, what not to ask

    CVT Senior Research and Evaluation Manager Greg Vinson discusses mental health screening for traumatized refugees. Greg was part of a working group assembled by the Minnesota Department of Health to identify five questions to be asked during the initial health screening exam given to all newly arrived refugees.

    Source: MinnPost
    Date: 05/07/2014

  • Increase access to mental health services globally

    Annie Sovcik, CVT's Director of the Washington Office, writes on the need to expand mental health services for refugees and survivors of humanitarian emergencies worldwide. 

    Source: The Hill's Congress Blog
    Date: 04/28/2014

  • Life is elsewhere

    The newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet in Helsinki, Finland traveled to Amman, Jordan to report on Syrian refugees. The journalist met with CVT Jordan staff to discuss our work with Syrian refugees.

    Source: Hufvudstadsbladet
    Date: 04/27/2014

  • Fargo clinic offers refugees mental health screenings

    CVT Senior Research and Evaluation Manager Greg Vinson discusses the development of and the need for a mental health screening tool for refugees in Minnesota.

    Source: The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
    Date: 04/26/2014

  • Dallas nonprofit dedicated to healing refugee trauma holds fundraiser Sunday

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering will attend an event for our colleague organization in Texas, the Center for Survivors of Torture, on April 27, 2014.

    Source: The Dallas Morning News' The Scoop Blog
    Date: 04/22/2014

  • Secretary Rice should explain role in U.S. torture

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering suggests that former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice use her speech at the University of Minnesota to explain her role in the U.S. government’s decisions to engage in torture.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 04/17/2014

  • Seeking Asylum in U.S., Immigrants Become Long-Term Detainees Instead

    Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention, a report from CVT and the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, is mentioned in this article about seeking asylum in the United States. Annie Sovcik, CVT's Washington Director, is quoted.

    Source: Broward/Palm Beach New Times
    Date: 04/10/2014


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