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As Conflict in South Intensifies Newly Graduated Psychological First Responders and Inaugurated Volunteer House Open to Provide Aid

As Conflict in South Intensifies Newly Graduated Psychological First Responders and Inaugurated Volunteer House Open to Provide Aid

As the veil of conflict once again falls on Israel’s southern area and the city of Sderot, United Hatzalah of Israel has increased its presence in the conflict zone by opening a new volunteer house and graduating a new course of Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit volunteers

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Watch this incredible interview about the Psychotrauma Unit on i24 News

Watch this incredible interview about the Psychotrauma Unit on i24 News
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Miriam Ballin presents at IPRED conference

Miriam Ballin presents at IPRED conference

Miriam Ballin, Avi Steinherz and Avi Tennenbaum represented the Pschychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit  at the International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters IPRED.  

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Psychotrauma medic gives first-hand account of events following fatal Jaffa explosion.

Psychotrauma medic gives first-hand account of events following fatal Jaffa explosion.

“The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit is tasked with providing psychological and emotional stabilization to the people at the scene of traumatic events who need their help. The goal of the unit is to provide on-scene psychological first aid known as PFA to those suffering from psychological

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Presenting Unit at International Hatzalah Conference in South Africa

Presenting Unit at International Hatzalah Conference in South Africa

Avi Steinherz presenting the Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit to all Hatzalah’s worldwide in South Africa at the international Hatzalah conference.

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Presenting our work at the Balfour Conference

Presenting our work at the Balfour Conference

Proud to have been able to present our work at the Balfour Conference this past week before a group of amazing Christian Zionists. Thank you all for your support!

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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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