Tag Archives: Florida

Treating The Trauma of Hurricane Ian One Survivor At A Time

My name is Einat Kauffman and I am the Clinical Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU). I am one of seven members of our current relief mission to Fort Myers and Naples in Florida providing emotional … Continue reading

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Helping Hurricane Ian Survivors Choose To Tell A Positive Story – One Social Worker’s First-Hand Account of Treating Survivors in Fort Myers

By Hadas Rucham,  Arriving in Fort Myers after a long day of traveling, we met with local authorities to identify communities where our expertise in the field of psychological first aid and emotional stabilization could be of greatest use.   We … Continue reading

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Finding Strength After the Storm – Israeli Clinical Psychologist Discusses Aiding Evacuees In Fort Meyers In Wake of Hurricane Ian

– By Dr. Sharon Slater On our first day in Florida, we visited a shelter for people who had lost their houses due to the hurricane. Most of them were elderly, but there were also some young families and a … Continue reading

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Empowering Communities in The Aftermath of Disaster – Mission Leader Gavy Friedson discusses relief missions in response to both Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian

On September 18th, just after Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico, I received a phone call that would drastically change the next few weeks of my life. I was about to embark on not one, but two, major relief … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Sends Relief Mission To Florida In Response To Hurricane Ian

Just over a week after United Hatzalah sent a mission to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Fiona, the organization dispatched a second relief team, this time to assist in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. “This is … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Humanity Brought Out By a Therapy Dog

Batya Jaffe is one of the six Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) members from United Hatzalah currently active in Surfside, Florida. Batya is an Animal Assisted Therapist and together with her dog Lucy, a specially trained King Charles Cavalier, … Continue reading

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Easing The Ongoing Trauma Of Not Knowing – Together

As rescue efforts in the community of Surfside, Florida continue, United Hatzalah of Israel was dispatched on Saturday night together with the IDF’s Home Front Command in order to assist the forces and people on the ground cope with the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Of Israel Raises $7 Million in Six Days

Last Sunday evening at the Avenue Event Hall in Airport City, United Hatzalah held their second annual Israel gala dinner, which followed shortly upon the heels of the 1st annual gala dinner held in Miami, Florida, which took place last … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah of Israel To Honor Local Floridians For Their Dedication To Israel and Saving Lives

Israel’s largest all-volunteer EMS organization will be honoring three local Floridians in an upcoming Gala for their dedication to Israel and to saving lives. The Gala will be the first annual event held by the organization in Miami.    The … Continue reading

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Leaving A Legacy For The Victims Of The Parkland High School Massacre

“My son was a hero, not just on the last day of his life but throughout his life.” This is how Linda Schulman spoke of her son, Scott Beigel, just five and a half weeks after he was murdered protecting … Continue reading

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