MISSION STATEMENT
Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit

The Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit’s mission is to enhance the lifesaving efforts of United Hatzalah, the largest, fastest, non-profit, fully volunteered, free Emergency Medical Services organization in Israel. The Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit addresses the emotional needs of family members, witnesses and bystanders during and after traumatic situations.

The unit is determined to provide emotional support and stabilization for any civilian who needs it across the country as well as for United Hatzalah medics after being exposed to traumatic calls. The unit trains mental health professionals who volunteer alongside United Hatzalah medics in the field at a time of an emergency.

We are psychological first aid while the scene unfolds.

2016

Our unit was founded
in 2016 with
10 responders.

2017

To date, the team is comprised of
150 responders.

2018

By 2018, the unit will include 300 responders all over Israel.

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    Psychotrauma medic gives first-hand account of events following fatal Jaffa explosion.
    November 28, 2017
    "The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit is tasked with providing psychological and emotional stabilization to the people...
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    Presenting Unit at International Hatzalah Conference in South Africa
    November 8, 2017
    Avi Steinherz presenting the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit to all Hatzalah's worldwide in South Africa at...
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    Presenting our work at the Balfour Conference
    November 8, 2017
    Proud to have been able to present our work at the Balfour Conference this past week before...
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    United Hatzalah Sends Three Psychotrauma Responders to Florida
    September 10, 2017
    United Hatzalah sent out three Pscyhotrauma responders (and 4 Search and Rescue medics) from Israel to Florida to...
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