Director Haruv - USA
Avital is a lecturer and head of the field instruction unit for the Social Work BSW Program at Ruppin Academic Center in Emek Hefer, Israel. She earned her BSW, MSW, and PhD from Tel Aviv University. Her post-doc was at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. She is a certified supervisor and group facilitator. Avital has worked for over fifteen years with at-risk adolescent girls and young women. Both her practice and research focus on fostering hope, resilience and posttraumatic growth among survivors of childhood abuse and neglect.
These days, Avital is the Director of Haruv USA, she is responsible for working directly with our OU-Tulsa Social Work faculty to plan and host professional development trainings and social simulations for professionals across the state and collaborate with a variety of community partners.