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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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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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