1 January 2017
Study Program for the Rabbis of the Barkai Institute
In Partnership with: The Barkai Institute
Goal: Providing tools to help cope with the challenges of domestic violence against children
Target Population: Community rabbis
Number of Sessions: 6
Location: The Barkai Institute, Modi’in
Training Caretakers Working with Pre-Schoolers in East Jerusalem
In Partnership with: The Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry of Education
Goal: Escorting kindergarten teachers and social-workers in the challenges and uncertainties they face in the process of implementing the training program held in 2016.
Target Population: Kindergarten teachers and social-workers
Number of Sessions: 7
Location: East Jerusalem
Study Program for Caretakers Working with Autistic Children
Goal: Training therapists to identify and treat autistic maltreated children.
Target Population: The staff providing emotional treatment at the Association for Children at Risk
Number of Sessions: 8
Social Sexual Education – Identifying and Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children and Adults with Autism
In Partnership with: The Association for Children at Risk (NGO)
Goal: There is great importance in granting educational and therapeutic solutions to both children and adults with autism, to their families and educational and therapeutic milieu, in order to enable them to exercise their rights in the social-sexual field in a healthy, suitable and protected manner, while avoiding situations of exploitation, danger and abuse.
Target Population: Psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists who treat children and adolescents with autism at the Association for Children at Risk.
Number of Sessions: 8
Lecture on Sensory Processing as a Therapeutic Tool for Children with Special Needs, Victims of Abuse and Neglect
Goal: Processing disorders are typical of child victims of violence, and so much more so for children with special needs, who frequently also need to cope with difficulties in sensory processing. Along with the awareness of difficulties that may result from sensory deficiencies and the manner in which these children experience the world, the sensory channel can also serve as a processing channel and therefore constitutes an important tool in the therapeutic process. The lectures provide a basis for developing sensory systems alongside guiding principles that can be utilized in the sensory channel as a processing factor in therapy.
Target Population: The therapists at the SHEKEL Treatment Center
Number of Sessions: 2
Location: The Haruv Campus for Children
Study Program for School Bussing Escorts
In Partnership with: The Jerusalem and Holon Municipalities
Goal: The bussing environment is one of the spaces in which children with special needs are abused. The bussing escorts, who are responsible for the children during bussing, must know how to cope with challenging situations during the ride to and from school, and give them the skills to minimize situations of abuse and violence.
Target Population: Bussing escorts for children with special needs, Jerusalem and Holon.
Number of Sessions: 4 identical seminar days
Location: Jerusalem and Holon
D.B.T. (Dialiectical Behavioral Therapy) for Therapistsatthe Neve Micha’el Children’s Village
Goal: To provide tools in treating children and adolescents suffering from complex emotional problems resulting from trauma and abuse.
Target Population: Therapists from the Emergency Center for Children and Young Girls, the Therapeutic-Advisory Unit, Day Boarding-School, Boarding School, social workers, psychologists, art therapists.
Number of Sessions: 13
Location: Neve Micha’el, Pardes Hana