Photo Credit: courtesy, WSSW / Tel Hai College
WSSW students in breakout sessions at joint program on trauma, resilience with Tel Hai College in Israel.

Social work students from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work are in Israel this week to attend an intensive course on trauma, emergency response and recovery.

The group of 11 students are participating in the seminar on Trauma and Interpersonal Violence being held in collaboration with Israel’s Tel Hai College.

Joint social work program on trauma and resilience between Yeshiva University and Israel’s Tel Hai College.
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The program features workshops on trauma intervention, meetings with social workers and other mental health professionals at an IDF military base, site visits to Israeli agencies providing advanced trauma care, and a real-time emergency response simulation exercise with military and civil defense personnel.

Wurzweiler faculty members Dr. Rozetta Schaeffer and Dr. Lynn Levy joined Dr. Saul Adron, head of the program, in presenting lectures and conducting group activities for the students.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.