Tag Archives: Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit

Psychotrauma Dog Unit Providing Psychological First Aid After The Loss of A Young Wife

On a Monday evening in January, a young woman who had recently given birth to the family’s first child collapsed at home in one of the northern neighborhoods of Jerusalem. First responders who arrived at the scene began CPR efforts … Continue reading

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Following Unsuccessful CPR United Hatzalah Team Assists New Olim And Positive Covid-19 Patients With Fallout

A medical emergency took a turn for the worst in the Jerusalem peripheral neighborhood of Givat Ze’ev last Sunday afternoon, where a recent Oleh had suffered cardiac arrest. United Hatzalah volunteers that arrived at the scene were informed that the … Continue reading

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The Korenvaes Miracle Award – 7th Night of Hannukah Recipient – The Ultra-Orthodox Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Responder From Beitar Illit

Every night throughout Hanukkah, United Hatzalah will be awarding one highly dedicated volunteer with the annual Korenvaes Miracle Award. Tonight’s recipient, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, is Esther Flax from Beitar Illit. Esther Flax grew up in Gateshead, England. … Continue reading

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Corona Care Israel Offers Virtual Mental Health Aid to U.S. Health Workers and First Responders Battling Covid

This story was written by Abigail Klein Leichman and was originally published in the Jewish Standard A group of Israeli mental-health professionals is offering free anonymous psychological first aid for New Jersey healthcare and law-enforcement personnel on the covid frontlines. … Continue reading

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The Psychotrauma And Crisis Response Unit To The Rescue

One Tuesday Morning Elad Tomer, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and member of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) had just finished buying his groceries at the supermarket when he was alerted by dispatch to a traffic accident nearby. … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire With More Than EMS

United Hatzalah’s network of first responders provides more than emergency medical services (EMS). While the EMS component of the organization is certainly the flagship project, another service which the organization provides for free is the work of the PSychotrauma and … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma K-9 Unit Gets Big Push

United Hatzalah’s crew of canines which operates throughout Israel just got a big push from a dog-loving donor who saw the importance of the unit’s work at traumatic medical emergencies. The unit, which has been active for the past six … Continue reading

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Building Resilience By Responder Intervention One Call At A Time

It isn’t always about terror attacks or mass casualty incidents. Most often, the work of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) is quiet and emotionally straining. This quiet work of providing support to people undergoing an acute stress reaction … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah in Cooperation With the Ministry of Diaspora send Psychological First Response Team to Aid Pittsburgh

A team of volunteers from United Hatzalah of Israel, in cooperation with the Ministry of Diaspora and the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, is heading from Israel to aid the community and victims of the shooting attack that took place in … Continue reading

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Jaffa Explosion – Perspective From a First Responder

One of the most difficult things to do as a first responder is to prepare yourself mentally for the situation that you are about to walk into. There are so many variables and so many unknowns that take place in … Continue reading

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