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United Hatzalah Sends Three Psychotrauma Responders to Florida

United Hatzalah Sends Three Psychotrauma Responders to Florida

United Hatzalah sent out three Pscyhotrauma responders (and 4 Search and Rescue medics) from Israel to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma’s disastrous effects.  The three Psychotrauma Team Responders (who are also EMS responders) that flew to Florida are:     Avi Steinherz, Clinical Social Worker   Sima Farkas,

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Israel Rescue Coalition Sends Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit to Houston

Israel Rescue Coalition Sends Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit to Houston

United Hatzalah’s Israel Rescue Coalition sent volunteers of the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit to Houston, Texas to aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. This rescue mission was remarkable with its rapid response and thereby given a lot of coverage in the news. The live story was

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The Jerusalem Post Recognizes and Applauds the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit!

The Jerusalem Post Recognizes and Applauds the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit!

Read this incredible article in the Jerusalem Post about the Psychotrauma  Crisis and Response Unit! Click here to be amazed!

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The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit now has 180 volunteers!

The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit now has 180 volunteers!

25 new graduates received their certifications this week! These volunteers are from all over Israel including, but notlimited to, Chadera, Ashdod, Sshkalon, Netanya, Haifa, Tzfat! The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit now has 180 volunteers all over Israel!

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Unit is Published in the EMS WORLD Journal!

Unit is Published in the EMS WORLD Journal!

The Psychotrauma Crisis and Response  Unit was featured in a printed academic article that was published in the EMS WORLD Journal all about our mission. Read more here.

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Miriam Ballin, Director of the PC&R Unit, inspires others to raise funds for a worthy cause!

Miriam Ballin, Director of the PC&R Unit, inspires others to raise funds for a worthy cause!

Miriam Ballin, Director of the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit, is not only in charge of the Unit itself, but it also a first responder and more recently, she has even found the time to raise money for a new ambulance! This United Hatzalah ambulance just arrived

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Presenting the Unit’ s work at The International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health in Jerusalem

Presenting the Unit’ s work at The International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health in Jerusalem

  Director Miriam Ballin and Team Leaders Avi Steinherz and Rickie Rabinowitz presented the work of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit at The International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health that took place in Jerusalem on May 22-23 2017.          

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26 mental health professionals became certified volunteers of the Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit

26 mental health professionals became certified volunteers of the Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit

This week, 26 mental health professionals became certified volunteers of the Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit. The graduate ceremony was held in United Hatzalah’s headquarters. The guest speaker, Dr. Gila Reish, who is a trauma specialist spoke magnificently reminding all those present about the importance of Psychological

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EMT’s become Psychotrauma Responders too!

EMT’s become Psychotrauma Responders too!

First graduating class EVER made up of our very own EMT medics who are now also Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit responders. Congratulations!

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Unit sits with families of missing boys at Kinneret all Pesach

Unit sits with families of missing boys at Kinneret all Pesach

Over Pesach, sadly, three young adult boys, Itamar (19), Nachman (21) and Liron (17) went missing at the Kinneret; Sea of Galilee. It took Search and Rescue teams from all over the country, including more than a dozen volunteers from United Hatzalah, over a week to locate

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