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Concern and Treatment

The direct treatment of the students is carried out through weekly individual meetings, addressing the foci of difficulty and dealing with them. In the village there are two treatment units, one that works with the Ministry of Welfare and the other with the Ministry of Education.

 

The Treatment Unit

The treatment unit is responsible for the emotional state and well-being of the children in the boarding program. The unit has a number of goals that help advance the children and  provide solutions that help the children focus on the developmental tasks related to the emotional, social and educational growth, to deal with various difficulties and to develop their skills and abilities in a nurturing and beneficial environment.

Goals of the Unit:​
  1. Identifying and mapping children's needs and building customized care plans.

  2. Development of projects and prevention and empowerment programs.

  3. Professional guidance for the entire boarding school staff, development of psycho-educational tools, and promotion of the professional development of the staff.

 

The treatment team is professional, experienced and diverse allowing for the optimal treatment tailored to the needs of the various trainees.

The treatment unit consists of a variety of therapists: the directors of the treatment units (for the staff led by the Ministry of Education is a psychologist and for the staff led by the Ministry of Welfare, a social worker), social workers, therapists from various fields of therapy (animal therapy, art therapy, physical psychotherapy), a psychologist and students from the various treatment professions.

In addition, a specialist, a child and adolescent psychiatrist performs assessments and follow-ups for children who need it.

There are various types of treatment provided by the unit staff: individual therapies, psycho-educational and therapeutic groups, crisis interventions, mentoring and support, assessments and psychiatric treatments.

Areas of Care

Emotional problems, anxiety, depression, regulation difficulties, adjustment difficulties, social difficulties, behavioral problems, immigration crisis, low self-esteem, questions of identity, suicide, post-trauma, self-harm, sexual abuse, family crises, coping with family losses, and more . Each student, at the stage of his absorption in the village, undergoes a mapping of needs and, depending on the need, an emotional treatment plan is tailored for him.

It should be noted that the treatment team has maximum availability - 24/7 in emergencies / extremes / exceptional events - emergency calls / telephone counseling / crisis intervention, etc.

The treatment staff is available to the parents of the students and the educational staff, and is in constant contact with the welfare offices who refer the children to the boarding program.

Towards the end of the students' education in the village, the treatment staff assists the students in locating ongoing support frameworks (lone soldiers, assistance with guidance for the "Bridge to Independence" program, etc.) in order to facilitate their integration into life outside the boarding program.

The instructors and teachers serve as a parent, sibling, friend and never give up on you even for the millionth time. They talk at eye level, and they always knew how to accommodate  and listen to me.

Village student