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Programs 2018

The Haruv Children’s Campus was inaugurated in January 2017, following three years of planning and construction. Its first year of activity was devoted to transferring the eight organizations operating on campus to their new work surroundings and to their acclimation.

In 2018 the academic and professional activities on campus began. Within the framework of the vision for the campus and the effort to create a therapeutic and synergetic sequence for maltreated children, the Institute offered financial support and help in fundraising to promote joint initiatives of the organizations on campus. Partnering organizations whose proposals were approved were granted a monetary bonus, so as to promote and encourage collaboration between the organizations.

 

Following is a list of the joint projects:

  • Gathering data on children with special needs – a collaboration between the National Council for the Child and the Toni Elishar-Shekel Treatment Center.
  • Developing a tool kit for doctors and paramedical personnel, professionals and parents to detect and identify children-at-risk, and mandatory reporting – a collaboration between the National Council for the Child and Goshen-NGO.
  • Building a treatment model for a sequence of professional treatment solutions for families that experienced sexual abuse amongst siblings, solutions that will provide a safe environment and promote a significant change and improvement in the family’s life – a collaboration between the Meital Center, the Schusterman Emergency Center and Beit Lynn.
  • Training professionals to include children and adolescents in policy-making – a collaboration between the National Council for the Child and “Messer”.
  • Treating child victims of sexual assault in highly intense situations of dispute between parents – a collaboration between the Meital Center, the Schusterman Emergency Center and “Ma’avarim”, which works with families with divorce disputes

 

Programs for the Campus for 2018


 

The first Annual One-Day Seminar of the Campus: Children in the Middle – Maltreatment of Children in the Course of a High Conflict Divorce

Goal: To put the spotlight on a phenomenon that cuts across sectors and populations and concerns all professionals working with children – divorce in the family. This includes parental incitement and alienation that children experience in the course of the parents’ divorce procedures. At the seminar, the many facets of this problem were presented, along with innovative intervention methods in Israel and abroad.

Target Population: Professionals from throughout Israel

Number of Participants: 300

Location: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus


 

Conference: Dental Care for Maltreated Children

Goal: Oral signs may expose different forms of abuse and may be similar to the symptoms that result from dental neglect. The goal of the conference was to increase awareness of the phenomenon of maltreatment of children, to learn how to recognize it and record it in writing and photography. To train the participants to look at all the exposed areas of the body and when identifying wounds– to provide the required treatment for the face and jaws of the child and, if needed, refer him to further medical care. An additional objective is to become familiar with the law for mandatory reporting.

Target Population: Professionals in the field of child dentistry

Number of Participants: 200

Location: The University Hospital at Hadassah Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem


 

Academic Seminar

Goal: To provide professional tools to the organizations’ staffs at the Haruv Children’s Campus, with in-depth study of relevant issues, to ensure the staff’s increasing professionalism and expertise in their work, expanding their horizons and acquiring peripheral and inter-disciplinary knowledge for their work.

Target Population: The staff of the various organizations operating at the Haruv Children’s Campus.

Number of Sessions: 8

Number of Participants: 25

Location: The Haruv Children’s Campus


 

The “Ultimate Day”– Orientation Day for the Staffs of the Organizations on Campus – Ben Shemen Forest

Background and Goal: One of the goals we set out to accomplish with the opening of the children’s campus was to address the element of burnout that so typifies the staff members working with maltreated children. Therefore we initiated an ODT activity program towards mid-year that was both challenging and unifying. Emphasis was put on team work and cooperation on both physical and mental tasks, competition between mixed groups and a shared experience that provides relief from the tension-filled day-to-day work. At the end of the day, each participant received a token gift.

Target Population: The staffs of the organizations at the Haruv Children’s Campus.

Number of Participants: 115

Location: Ben-Shemen Forest


 

Workshop on Secondary Traumatization: Secondary Trauma – Its Impact on the Therapist and How to Cope With It

Goal: To understand secondary trauma and provide therapists with preliminary tools to lessen the symptoms of secondary traumatization and burnout. At the workshop theoretical contents were taught, followed by work in small groups to process the contents learned.

Target Population: The staffs of the organizations at the Haruv Children’s Campus.

Number of Participants: 60

Location: The Haruv Children’s Campus