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Therapy for Refugees and Torture Survivors: New H.E.A.R.T. Model Part 1

In this first session of our  Measured Impact Webinar (MIW) mini-course, "Therapy for Refugees and Torture Survivors: New H.E.A.R.T. (Healing Environment and Restorative Therapy)" Dr. Richard Mollica of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma  introduces the H.E.A.R.T. model of care in working with survivors of torture. Dr. Mollica  describes the H.E.A.R.T. model and how the concepts contained in it may provide a different way of thinking about therapy with survivors of torture.

"Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN"

An article at the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Session Daily, “Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN,” quotes CVT’s Peter Dross, director of external relations, and Alison Beckman, senior clinician for external relations, and describes

Boundaries in the Electronic Age

With the cell phone, tablets, home computers, and the internet social services and health care have undergone radical changes in the last two decades. This webinar will examine ethical and professional practice issues related to this evolution in methods of communication.  Use of internet searches on clients, communication via texting, the use of blogs and help sites, friending on social media sites, will be discussed along with things which may require the development of program policies and/or standards.

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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.

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