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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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Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit leaders visit Johannesburg!

Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit leaders visit Johannesburg!

Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit leaders, Dr. Adam Balin and Avi Tenenbaum, along with Founder and President of United Hatzalah Eli Beer, are currently visiting Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Adam Balin and Avi Tenenbaum, are there for ten days to train a group of mental health professionals

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Psychotrauma Volunteers Train South African Medics in Emotional First Aid

Psychotrauma Volunteers Train South African Medics in Emotional First Aid

United Hatzalah is sending a team to create a psychotrauma unit for South African first-responders. Click here to read more…    

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