Tag Archives: Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit

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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Psychotrauma First Responder Tells of Treating Fellows After Officer Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

“It is Monday afternoon and I am at work in Jerusalem. I get an alert that a motor vehicle accident has occurred at the Nayot intersection and that a Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit team is needed to treat some … Continue reading

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IRC and United Hatzalah Sending Search and Rescue, EMS and Psychotrauma Teams To Florida In Response to Irma

On Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the directorship of the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) met in order to make plans for deployment to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Members of Israel’s Search and Rescue Units, as well as medical … Continue reading

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Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston

On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who … Continue reading

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