Training School Staff
Study Program for Teachers at the Shazar School, Holon on the Topic of Children at Risk – Addressing their Emotional Needs
In collaboration with: The Shazar School, Holon
Goal: To strengthen the teacher’s status as significant role model for the students, serving as a sensitive, caring, available and effective persona for the students, and thus increasing the students’ outreach for help. The study program is designed to provide the staff with tools for detecting and identifying maltreated children within the school framework, and tools for treating and handling a case of suspected abuse – vis-à-vis the child, his family and the treatment frameworks in the community.
Target Population: Teachers and therapists
Number of Sessions: 10
Number of Participants: 30
Training Program for Teachers in the Amit Educational Network, Jerusalem
In collaboration with: The Amit Educational Network
Goal: To provide tools for detecting the maltreatment of children within the family, the educational domain and the public domain. To emphasize the importance of the teacher’s role as a significant persona for the child to turn to for help and report the abuse, and to create a dialogue of school-based protection.
Target Population: Educators
Number of Sessions: 8
Number of Participants: 25
Goal: To provide school staff members with tools to detect and identify child victims of abuse and neglect within the school, and tools to help the staff respond and address any suspected child abuse, vis-à-vis the child, his family and community-based treatment agencies. Additionally, to give teachers the tools for inward observation in their work with girl students with emotional problems, victims of abuse, to help them increase the visibility of their students’ strengths and capabilities alongside their hurt and difficulties.
Target Population: School staff, teachers and therapists
Number of Sessions: 9-10
Location: Holon, the Haruv Institute
In 2017, four intervention programs in schools were held:
- Yuvalim School of Special Education (girls with emotional problems)
- Shazar School, Holon
- Yuval School in Jerusalem – One-Day Seminar
- Herzfeld School, Holon