Tag Archives: Psychotrauma

“Never Could I Predict Something Like This”

By- Hadas Rucham  On Thursday afternoon, June 24th, Israel received the tragic news coming from Surfside, Florida regarding the collapse of the Champlain tower. Details of the collapsed building on Collins Ave quickly spread. The twelve-story condo complex had collapsed … 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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Mother-Daughter Duo Help Evacuate and Calm Residents During Building Fire

Dr. Batya Ludman is a United Hatzalah volunteer in the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU), hailing from Ra’anana. This past Friday afternoon, Batya’s daughter Shayna was at the dentist in Herzliya when she heard loud screaming from an apartment … 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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Treating An Acute Stress Reaction That Resulted From a Medical Trauma — Psychological First Aid In Action

Irit Ravid is one of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit (PCRU) responders. She is ready to assist someone suffering emotional or psychological distress at any time of the day or night. A recent medical emergency occurred on her … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Training An Asset For First Responder On Medical Calls

Gil Cohen Lives in Netanya and is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and an experienced Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit responder. He finds his psychotrauma training invaluable even when responding to regular medical emergencies.   Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit … 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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Former Psychotrauma Director Of United Hatzalah Wins Prestigious Bonei Zion Prize

The Founder and Former Director of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) Miriam Ballin was awarded the Young Leadership Award among the recipients of the Bonei Zion prize from Nefesh B’Nefesh for her work in founding the new … 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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Going Above and Beyond With Pizza and Ice Cream

Yosef Bruchim volunteers with United Hatzalah both as an EMT and as part of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit. On a recent Thursday evening, Yosef was at home in Bnei Brak eating dinner with his wife when they heard … Continue reading

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