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Meet Michael!

Meet Michael!

Michael works in an urgent care clinic in Eilat as a physician’s assistant. He told us how training to become an EMT and then as a responder for United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit changed the way he looks at emergency situations. Watch his story.

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Pittsburgh- We are coming!

Pittsburgh- We are coming!

The Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Team were requested by the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, after coordinating with the local Pittsburgh community, to come to the city to help with the trauma everyone is experiencing after yesterday’s tragic and horrific massacre. The Psychotrauma team’s expertise was requested

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Arab Unit opens up in Kfar Qara!

Arab Unit opens up in Kfar Qara!

New Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit course opened in Kfar Qara entirely comprised of Arab United Hatzalah medics excited to learn psychological first aid!

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United Hatzalah Expands Psychotrauma and Crisis Response K-9 Unit

United Hatzalah Expands Psychotrauma and Crisis Response K-9 Unit

A new volunteer has joined the ranks of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, only this one has four legs. Toffy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a breed known around the world for excelling as therapy dogs, has gone through extensive training with her owner, Psychotrauma

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Unit treating children in Sderot near the Gaza border.

Unit treating children in Sderot near the Gaza border.

More than 130 rockets have fallen on Southern Israel on Shabbat. A few Israelis were physically injured and many more were emotionally traumatized. Red Code alerts have been going off all over the Southern cities and towns. Our volunteers, both medics and psychotrauma responders, have been dealing

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Welcome Tofee!

Welcome Tofee!

Until now, we have had Lucy- and now we have Tofee! Tofee recently joined the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit as a trained therapy dog. Uri Weiss, a volunteer in Tzfat, is a therapist and frequently uses animals, and his dog Tofee, to help people.  “People love

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35 New Graduates!

35 New Graduates!

On June 20th, thirty-five new Pscyhotrauma Crisis and Response Unit volunteers graduated! The graduates included 5 married couples and 6 Arab women. The new volunteers are from Shibli (Arab village), Afula, Migdal Haemek, Yokneam, and Migido- all cities in the northern region of Israel. We are so proud

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Watch this! Psychological First Aid training program in EMS organizations around the world!

Watch this! Psychological First Aid training program in EMS organizations around the world!

United Hatzalah launches Psychological First Aid training program in EMS organizations around the world. As world leaders in integrating Psychological First-Aid within the EMS system, United Hatzalah’s international training can help your organization set up a unit of Psychotrauma responders to offer aid to responders, bystanders, &

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Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit is now in South Africa!

Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit is now in South Africa!

The Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit has graduated its first international team of official and certified Psychotrauma first responders in Johannesburg, South Africa. After ten days of intense training, a group of professionals with psychological background graduated and this incredible team will now respond to calls in their area

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People Treated for Severe Trauma and Shock in Southern Israel

People Treated for Severe Trauma and Shock in Southern Israel

Video: Miriam Ballin interviewed on Channel 20 news about the Unit and its activities near Gaza. The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit’s were very busy treating shocked patients in Sderot and the Gaza periphery yesterday. At least 10 people in Gaza periphery communities required medical treatment for trauma

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