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CVT Physioptherapists Featured in Groundbreaking New Book

A new text book, Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry, features CVT’s dynamic approach to physical therapy for survivors of torture and trauma. Read the article.

One Person's Healing Can Help Many Others, Even Babies

Teresia Macharia, psychosocial counselor at CVT Nairobi, wrote this article about her work with survivors, including teenage girls who became mothers as a result of rape.

CVT Expands Atlanta Presence

Expansion of the CVT Atlanta Center Means New Support for Survivors. Read the article

The Quiet Epidemic: Mental Disorders in Refugees

A February 16 story on WIRED explores challenges related to mental health issues in limited resource areas, and featured members of CVT international staff.

Bellevue Program Featured in Vice Article

HealTorture.com partner the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture was featured in a February 8 article by Serena Solomon.

Running for their lives

This excellent feature by the Washington Post shares the stories of Ethiopian torture survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The survivors in this story are all highly talented runners, and used athletic events in the U.S. as a way to escape oppression in Ethiopia.

Seeking Justice Against Perpetrators with CJA

By CVT intern Leah Owens

“Survivors of torture around the world will not be silenced. With the help of CJA we are rising up to hold our abusers accountable under the law. CJA’s victories are bringing us closer to a world in which state-sponsored torture is unacceptable.”

-Rigoberta Menchú Tum,

Community Gardening in Torture Treatment

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.

Ann Marie Willhoite

Ann Marie Willhoite

International Clinical Advisor
The Center for Victims of Torture

Ms. Willhoite has worked for the past two years as International Clinical Advisor for Mental Health in CVT’s International Services programs, where she oversees capacity building of mental health services for torture treatment centers around the world, provides clinical supervision for embedded psychologists, and works on global mental health advocacy in Washington. Previously, Ms.

Thomas Buckley

Dr. Buckley is Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, where he coordinates the Public Health & Healthcare Policy course and co-coordinates the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience program. He is a clinical consultant and evaluator for the Khmer Health Advocates, a Cambodian-American healthcare organization in West Hartford, CT, where he also is a preceptor for students on clincial healthcare rotations.

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