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    The Haruv Institute: Who we are

    The Haruv Institute is Israel's leading training and research center and one of the preeminent institutions worldwide in the field of child abuse and neglect. The Institute was established in 2007 to train professionals, paraprofessionals, researchers, parents and children on the prevention, identification, treatment and rehabilitation of abused and neglected children, and to develop and disseminate advanced professional knowledge in Israel and throughout the world. The Institute’s uniqueness lies in its multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to child abuse and neglect, in the medical, legal, mental health, educational and social arenas. 

    The scope of the Institute's activities has grown over the years. It has expanded its collaboration with professionals in the field in Israel and internationally, and has significantly increased the scope and diversity of its training and other activities. At the same time, the Institute continues to be committed to investing significant efforts to insure further growth in these areas, while also working towards expanding the diversity of its target populations, with a particular emphasis on increasing its activity within the educational system.
    In this context, and as always, we welcome ideas and suggestions for additional cooperative efforts


    The Institute's Main Tasks: 

    • Develop high quality training and study programs for a wide range of service providers, therapists, professionals in the field, and in fact—anyone coming in contact with children. These programs are based on the most up-to-date knowledge, and are directed by leading Israeli and international experts.
    • Develop and promote a broad range of advanced methods and technologies for the prevention and treatment of child victims of abuse and neglect, by creating a rich and easily accessible knowledge base for all professionals working towards insuring and safeguarding children's well-being. 
    • Create significant impact on social policymaking processes and on legislation in the area of child abuse and neglect in Israel.
    • Foster the exchange of knowledge among professionals in Israel and among the Institute's colleagues and the professional community worldwide.
    • Disseminate updated knowledge and treatment methods, and advanced service technologies in order to meet the needs and enhance the skills of professionals working in the field of child abuse and neglect.
    • Reinforce and deepen cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations working towards promoting the welfare and well-being  of children at high-risk.
    • Insure that existing knowledge is made accessible to professionals.
    • Enrich and expand the infrastructure of theoretical and empirical knowledge through research, and by promoting training and study programs as a basis for developing databases and a reservoir of knowledge on child abuse.

    Target Populations

    The Institute’s target populations include a wide range of policy makers, professionals, academics, service providers in various fields, volunteers, students, parents and children.

    • Social welfare: Social workers; social workers working enforcing the Child Protection law, and the Welfare Law (treatment of persons with developmental intellectual disabilities); Divorce Law officers, youth investigators, and counselors in the community and in out of home frameworks.
    • Education: Teachers, pre-school and  kindergarten teachers, supervisors , psychologists, counselors, volunteers and administrative workers
    • Health: Physicians and nurses in hospitals and in the community, psycho-social teams, hospital auxiliary staff and healthcare service workers.
    • Legal and judicial: Judges, lawyers, police prosecutors, police officers, youth investigators, and duty police officers.
    • Local government: The staffs of municipal social welfare, education, health and police departments along with all other professionals who have a direct    impact on child victims of abuse and neglect.
    • Higher education: Academic faculty and students at universities and colleges.
    • Non-governmental organizations: Foundation and non-profit organizations' staffs,  advocacy organizations, youth movement counselors, and volunteers in pre-military service programs 'national service, etc.
    • Parents and children.

    Collaboration with Other Organizations

    The Haruv Institute maintains professional ties and conducts joint study programs with leading organizations providing social services to children and youth at-risk and in distress, among them: Government ministries, municipalities; the Israel Center for Local Government; research institutes, and organizations and associations directly or indirectly connected to the field of child maltreatment. 
     


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