Many torture survivor rehabilitation centers in the U.S. strive to recreate a home-like atmosphere for clients – from hanging indigenous textiles on the walls to displaying small handicrafts from around the world.
New York Times article by Patricia Leigh Brown, Published: May 25, 2013
Article describes Hmong, Slavic, Latino, Sikh, and other refugees in California that garden to alleviate their depression and other symptoms.
Treating trauma by ‘doing’
Story by CVT volunteerPatricia Busse
Clients at Chicago’s Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center have found themselves chopping onions, digging in a garden and even beekeeping as part of therapy sessions coordinated by Occupational Therapist Mary Black. Black started as a volunteer at the Kovler