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  • It's Time to Right the Wrongs of Torture

    Citing pop culture's false depictions of torture, Executive Director Curt Goering writes the time is now to get the truth behind the U.S. government's past use of torture and cruel treatment.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 09/30/2013

  • Mental Health Global Humanitarian Priority

    Jennifer J. Esala, Ph.D., a CVT Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, writes, “Now is the time to reinvigorate our commitment to supporting the rehabilitation needs of torture and war trauma survivors around the world.” The complete article begins on page 179.

    Source: TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives
    Date: 09/27/2013

  • Mental health care for survivors of torture and conflict

    For the Minority Rights Group International's flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013, CVT staff write about CVT’s work providing mental health care to refugee survivors of torture and war trauma and the need to integrate mental health care in support of refugees and during post-conflict rebuilding.

    Source: Minority Rights Group International: State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013
    Date: 09/24/2013

  • Charity of the week

    CVT is named a charity of the week by The Week magazine.

    Source: The Week
    Date: 09/06/2013

  • Restoring Hope, Building Local Capacity

    The United Methodist Women, long-time supporters of CVT’s international healing initiatives, feature our work in Dadaab, Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp.

    Source: United Methodist Women
    Date: 08/26/2013

  • Mental Health Care as a Humanitarian Response

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering responds to the World Health Organization’s new clinical guidelines for effective mental health care for people exposed to trauma and loss.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 08/20/2013

  • Soon, half of all Syrian fleeing

    A CVT Jordan staff member is interviewed by Finland's Yle News for a story about the Syrian refugee crisis.

    Source: Yle News
    Date: 08/14/2013

  • The urgency of addressing mental health for Syrian refugees

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about CVT Jordan's work helping Syrian refugees and the need for the international community to increase its efforts to provide them skilled, culturally appropriate care.

    Source: The Christian Science Monitor
    Date: 08/13/2013

  • Face-to-face with Dr. Steven Miles: Tracking doctors who torture

    Dr. Steve Miles, a CVT board member, talks about the role of doctors in torture and his new website,

    Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet
    Date: 08/07/2013

  • It's Never Too Late to Account for Our Torturous Past

    Following the 11th anniversary of the Department of Justice's torture memos, CVT Sr. Policy Counsel Melina Milazzo writes that eleven years is a long time to account for the past use of torture, but it's never too late.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 08/06/2013


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