The effects of torture are profound and long-lasting, and survivors are left with physical symptoms and psychological wounds that make it difficult to care for themselves or their loved ones, and to participate in their communities.
CVT’s holistic approach to healing, which includes physical and psychological treatment, social services, and community connections, empowers survivors to rebuild their lives and overcome the trauma they have experienced.
CVT’s foundational approach to healing starts with mental health care.
CVT has created a trauma-focused, integrated physiotherapy approach to help survivors heal from their wounds and regain independence.
We use this model in ten-week group counseling sessions for adults, and we use adapted models in some locations for children of different ages
Our social work is fully integrated with our physiotherapy and mental health counseling services and fills a variety of beneficial roles.
At CVT, our mission is to help survivors of torture rebuild their lives. We work to do this in several ways. But there are some kinds of care that CVT is not able to provide. We can direct you to resources that will provide that support.