Community Resilience

Training Arena

Delivering bad news workshop

A 3- session workshop for professionals who are tasked with delievering bad news to community members
...
Explore

Resilience training in Israel

JReady offers delegations and missions visiting Israel, tailored resilience training for groups with itineraries varying from several hours to a few days
...
Explore

Professional volunteer management training

...
Explore

Operational Stress Management Course

Introduction to operational stress management: A digital course to actualize self-care for first responders
...
Explore

Community Stress Prevention Center’s Training

A selection of training and courses, which can all be tailormade for your specific community and institution's needs
...
Explore

Community Emergency Managers Course

Short-Term Training for Professionals and Lay-Leaders
...
Explore
JReady | ERAN ENG, Mental Health Support and Suicide Prevention Hotline

Mental Health Support and Suicide Prevention Hotline

Establishing Mental Health Hotline
...
Explore
JReady | Risk Level

RiskLevel

Evaluating risk and options in violent situations
...
Explore

24 Hours Hot-Line for First Responders

Telephone helpline for first responders and stress therapy personnel
...
Explore

Tool Kit

DEAFINITELY- THE WORLDS FIRST APPLICATION THAT TRANSLATES TO SIGN LANGUAGE

Free

Deafinitely Is A Revolutionary Application That Enables Deaf People To Bridge The Divide Between Sign Language And Speech. Quickly Translate Sign Language Into Text And...

Vome

Free

Vome Volunteer is an all-in-one volunteer management solution & mobile that helps organizations streamline administrative workflows and the volunteer journey! The...

JReady | Dugi - Real Talk
Dugri

Free

Dugri is a safe and anonymous peer support network that drives one-on-one real talk...

JReady | Rural Senses, Tools for rapid needs assessment
Tools for rapid needs assessment by Rural Senses

Free

Rural Senses is a UK/Israeli-based Social Enterprise that originates from 7 years of research conducted at the University of Cambridge. Rural Senses helps nonprofits and...

JReady | JEAP, Jewish Emergency App
JEAP – Jewish Emergency App

Free

CSG and HATZOLAH JEAP
JEAP is the Jewish Emergency Application developed by the leading Jewish organizations in Victoria Australia - CSG and HATZOLAH. JEAP gives...

Tarasa – Community Memories in Times of COVID-19

Free

The local memories of each community travel between people, places, objects, and homes the members of the
councils know their stories well.
TARASA is the...

Expert Consultation

Dr. Einat Kaufman

Head of Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit at United Hatzala

Einat is a professional counselor and offers training for organizations, professionals, and aid missions on topics of...

Schedule a consultation

Horacio Kurland

Organizational Communication and Community Development consultant

Horacio is a consultant in Organizational Communication and Community Development. A Specialist in the design, planning, maintenance, and implementation of social and...

Schedule a consultation

Mark Young

Director of JResponse, JCC Association of North America

Mark S. Young is the director of JResponse, JCC Association North America's signature program that trains JCC professionals to prepare and respond to crisis, and then...

Schedule a consultation

Yehonatan Shvartzman

Founder & director of Shvartzman & Co. Capacity Development Consulting firm

Yehonatan Shvartzman is the Founder & director of Shvartzman & Co. Capacity Development Consulting firm and formerly the Director of the Volunteering Department at the...

Schedule a consultation

Maggie Feinstein

Director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership Center Pittsburgh

Maggie Feinstein is is a master’s level professional counselor who has distinguished herself in the field of integrated mental health. She received her undergraduate...

Schedule a consultation

Danilo Roger Gelman

Security & Crisis Management Consultant

Danilo Gelman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1979. He holds a degree in Journalism. Danilo has over 20 years of experience in the security field working in many...

Schedule a consultation

Colonel (Ret) Avi (Avraham) Cohen

Co-Founder & CEO SYN-RG-Ai-

Avi had served as commander at IDF C5i Branch, cyber defense and Electronic Warfare for 30 years. He is a Digital Transformation and Digital Strategy Architecture...

Schedule a consultation

Idit Michael

Head of Programming and Senior Mental Health Professional at Natal

Idit Michael, Head of Programming and Senior Mental Health Professional, NATAL Global. Former Chief Superintendent of the Mental Health Division of Israel’s Police,...

Schedule a consultation

Alan Gill

Executive Vice President Emeritus, JDC

Alan Gill, is one of the Jewish world's transformative professional leaders. His vision and career have exemplified and put into direct action the notion of global...

Schedule a consultation

Elad Efraty

Director, Paamonim

Elad Efraty is a director at Paamonim, a non-profit specializing in financial counseling and education. He has more than 15 years of financial expertise in both...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Ayelet Giladi

Founder and the CEO of VOCA - Voice Of Child Association

Dr. Giladi is the founder and the CEO of VOCA - Voice Of Child Association. She is a pioneer and recognized expert on child-on-child abuse and harassment behavior as a...

Schedule a consultation

Sharona Shir Zablodovsky

Public Diplomacy Expert

Sharona Shir has worked in the NGO’s sector for more than a decade, focusing on initiative, establishment, and project management on missions related to Israel and...

Schedule a consultation

Galit Palzur

conomist, specializing in Corporate Risk Management of Natural Disasters

Ms. Galit Palzur is an economist, specializing in corporate risk management of natural disasters and extreme events, writing her PhD dissertation on the subject at the...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Yossi Korazim-Kőrösy

Founder and first Chair of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Community Development in Israel.

Yossi Korazim-Kőrösy is a professor at the John Wesley College, School of Social Work in Budapest (Hungary) and a senior lecturer at the Zefat Academic College in...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Tamar Lavi

Director, Community Outreach Natal

Dr. Lavi is an educational psychologist and a psychotherapist. She has conducted researches and treats populations exposed to trauma in the context of war and terror for...

Schedule a consultation

Naama Yardeni

Director of Latet's Aid for Life Department

Naama Yardeni is one of the key staff of Latet. As the Director of Latet's Aid for Life Department since 2017, she is in charge of providing direct assistance to more...

Schedule a consultation

Linor Attias

Emergency Officer, Ministry of Justice

Linor Attias is an emergency management specialist in civil society, with over a decade of experience in managing security emergencies crises, leading philanthropic...

Schedule a consultation

Alon Rozen

Former Director General of the Home Front Defense Ministry

An expert in the field of crisis management and business continuity. Former Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Defense, and Director General of the Home Front Defense...

Schedule a consultation

Zev Gottesman

CEO Integra-Team

Zev first joined Integra as VP of Training in Disaster Management Programs and as Content Manager, following 23 years of service in the Israel Defense Forces as an...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Bruria Adini

head of the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in the Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Adini is the head of the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine in the Tel Aviv...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Carmit Rapaport

Director of the Institute for Regulation of Disaster and Emergency, University of Haifa

Carmit Rapaport is the Director of the Institute for Regulation of Emergency and Disaster at the College of Law and Business in Israel. Dr. Rapaport is also the Academic...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Moran Bodas

Director of the National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Reasearch

Moran Bodas is a researcher at the Department of Disaster Medicine & Injury Prevention (School of Public Health, Tel-Aviv University). His research focuses on the...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Carmit Padan

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Carmit Padan is a Senior Research Fellow at Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research at Technion and a Research Fellow at the Institute for National...

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Einav Levy

Director of The Israeli School of Humanitarian Action

Einav Levy is the Founding Director of The Israeli School of Humanitarian Action and Lucien Research center for Humanitarian Action. He is also the head of the stress...

Schedule a consultation

Anva Ratzon

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Expert

Anva Ratzon is a social worker specializing in Community & Organizational Development and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Anva works as a freelance consultant focusing on...

Schedule a consultation

Best Practices

Practice title
File Type
Created
Author
Country
EU CARE
EU CARE


Europe

As we embrace the spirit of Pesach, we’re reminded that true freedom and strength are rooted in knowledge and responsibility. This Pesach, let’s commit to looking out for one another and embracing these security guidelines.
EUCARE Fearless Together: www.eu-care.net https://learn.eu-care.net/
EUCARE: The Community Awareness Resilience Education (C.A.R.E.) for Europe project (EUCARE) is co-funded by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund.

Download in other languages:
Italian   Dutch   Portugese   French  
EU CARE
EU CARE


Learn how to identify suspicious activity and danger and how to react in dangerous situations.

EUCARE Fearless Together. www.eu-care.net https://learn.eu-care.net/

EUCARE: The Community Awareness Resilience Education (C.A.R.E.) for Europe project (EUCARE) is co-funded by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund.

Dr. Neri Horowitz
Dr. Neri Horowitz

Israeli National Resilience Institute
Israel

This translated literature review provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the available literature on resilience-related publications from around the world. Graciously shared by our partners from the Israeli National Resilience Institute.

Download in other languages:
Hebrew  
Natal
Natal


Israel

Especially for times of war, when in Israel and Jewish communities around the world the ongoing threats bring high levels of stress with them, Natal offers plenty of resources to cope with the stress buildup and help in relaxation.
The documents included in this Best Practice:

  • How to Calm Children, and Adolescents during Times of Stress
  • The Animal Superpower Game
  • Self-soothing in 8 steps
  • Family Relaxation Exercise

Israeli National Resilience Institute
Israeli National Resilience Institute


Israel

Local Community Emergency Teams (CETs) work closely with rescue forces. During interventions, these teams are exposed, in real time, to the difficult sights and situations that individual victims, families, and communities are experiencing. CETs serve with a high level of dedication, social responsibility, and humanitarianism.
These helpers are vulnerable to situations outside their control and are at risk for various types of danger. The impacts range across a spectrum from secondary traumatic stress syndrome (the costs they pay), to posttraumatic growth (the “benefits”).
The scientific literature we reviewed emphasized the need to appoint a team member to support the rescue workers in the field through prompt, preventive interventions. It is important for a designated person to provide responses to the teams’ needs, and strive to reduce risks, burnout, and secondary traumatization among the helpers.
In light of this need, the Ministry of Social Affairs has decided to add a new position to the Community Emergency Teams: a CET supporter.

Download in other languages:
Hebrew  
Smadar Spearman
Smadar Spearman


Israel

Providing emotional support via the telephone during emergency situations has become a well-known and accepted method for helping people. In the past, the telephone was seen as an alienating means of communication. Today, however, most people are intimately attached to their smartphones (which are actually mobile personal computers) and can use them to access many services. Asking for assistance via telephone has become legitimate, and is even more common than face-to-face meetings.
This widespread use of mobile phones can be seen as representing the physical and psychological distance between people in the reality of the twenty-first century. At the same time, mobile phones can bring people together during emergencies and in their aftermath, when security and stability have been severely undermined. Phones can also be used to provide assistance to people who were not directly harmed, and facilitate their efforts to restore a sense of equilibrium. Research has proven that using phones to help people in need is effective, simple, and economical in terms of time and emotional energy.
Israeli citizens have used the Ministry of Welfare’s Open Line service frequently, and it has received positive feedback. In the meantime, the threats of war and terrorism continue. This has led to the conclusion that the Open Line should become an official and professionalized service.

Download in other languages:
Spanish   Hebrew  
Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

The Israel Trauma Coalition and Israeli writer Hadassah Field have written and translated a book for Ukrainian children. It has additional recommendations for parents on how best to convey to children the main messages embedded in this story.
English version: https://www.flipsnack.com/EF6DED88B7A/piece-of-home.html
Ukrainian version: https://www.flipsnack.com/EF6DED88B7A/-.html

Oleg Livshitz
Oleg Livshitz


Israel

This comprehensive Community Logistic Preparedness presentation was built by Oleg Livshitz, a JReady intern and an expert in the field of crisis logistics and preparedness, with vast experience in logistics management. Oleg is the Founder & CEO of OL Maagan Consulting LTD and a Lieutenant colonel (res.) in the medical department of the IDF Home Front Command.
We highly recommend using this presentation along with OIeg’s guidance. Reach him through this email- oleg@olmaagan.com

Ohel Children's Home and Family Services
Ohel Children's Home and Family Services


Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services “My COVID-19 Resilience Workbook” is a fun workbook for children ages 5-10, designed to promote emotional well-being and resilience.

Download the PDF workbooks from Ohel’s website: https://www.ohelfamily.org/resources

Ohel Children's Home and Family Services
Ohel Children's Home and Family Services


Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services “My COVID-19 Resilience Workbook” is a fun workbook for children ages 5-10, designed to promote emotional well-being and resilience.

Download the PDF workbooks from Ohel’s website: https://www.ohelfamily.org/resources

Ohel Children's Home and Family Services
Ohel Children's Home and Family Services


Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services “My COVID-19 Resilience Workbook – Teachers Guide”, is a guide for teachers to implement the My COVID-19 Resilience Workbook in class.

Download the PDF workbooks from Ohel’s website: https://www.ohelfamily.org/resources

Johan Tynell
Johan Tynell

CSO
Denmark

Safety and Security Awareness for Children in Schools Presentation by the Copenhagen security experts and educational staff.
For the file in .PPT, please contact us directly at JReady@jafi.org

Dr. Shiri Daniels
Dr. Shiri Daniels

Executive Director of Counseling Eran; Member of JReady's professional committee
Israel

Crisis and disaster events can evoke overwhelming emotions: anxiety, anger, uncertainty, helplessness, and a sense of threat to our basic safety and security. In addition, for some the events may provoke earlier traumatic memories from a similar situation and/or intensify preexisting emotional difficulties. Crisis events undermine the sense that we have control over our lives, harm social resilience, and raise levels of anxiety and emotional distress among all of us: children, youth, and adults alike. At times, the emotional overload can paralyze us, leading us to close ourselves off and avoid contact with others. However, talking about our most difficult fears and disturbing thoughts can bring a great sense of relief during times of emotional distress.

Dr. Moran Bodas
Dr. Moran Bodas


These 5 tips by JReady expert Dr. Moran Bodas, will help you build trust and compliance in your community with covid-19 regulations and vaccinations.

The Masorti Movement
The Masorti Movement


Israel

This year of COVID-19 disrupted the flow of our lives and created crisis situations that children and adults, families, communities, and nations now have to contend with. With the passing of time, and as many people have already been vaccinated or are recovering from COVID-19, we begin to “receive signals” from the virus; we gain insights on how to conduct ourselves in this complex time, how to further understand the implications of the disease for us and our society, and for the first time, to have hope that we will be able to return to our everyday routines. With these unique circumstances in the background, families will be sitting down at their Passover Seder tables in this, the Hebrew year 5781. With the Passover holidays soon upon us, both at the Masorti/Conservative Movement and at NATAL, Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center, it is understood that when a secure and calm
environment is created, family can be a source of personal resiliency. The holiday meal, where we read the Haggadah and hold the family Seder, provides a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the past year. We should ask ourselves what we have learned during this challenging time: what worried us, what caused us pain, what was important to us and gave us the strength to keep moving forward. This “Passover Supplement” is intended to help us turn the Passover Seder into an “Island of Resilience” in the Corona Sea. The suggestions for activities below can be carried out during the Passover holidays or during family preparations for the Seder.

Mooli Lahad & Dorit Elmaliach
Mooli Lahad & Dorit Elmaliach


Israel

The BASIC Ph model (Lahad, 1992) has been used among various populations. Usually the model has been implemented to help build personal and organizational resilience.
Up to now, the model has been applied mainly in the behavioral sciences, in the psychosocial world. Social workers, psychologists, educators and other caregivers have been trained to teach it and practice it. The world of small and medium enterprises (SME) has generally ignored the psychosocial aspects and has had little if any interest in it. However, it is natural and logical to integrate SME methods and those focusing on self-empowerment and enhancement of the human mind in order to bring a breath of fresh air into the field and to move resilience forward in SMEs.

Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

In addition to listing hazards and evaluating risk, it is important to map the community’s diverse populations. For example, the community may contain groups of people who require special attention to ensure they receive information in a timely fashion. Does the community have members who speak a language other than the dominant one? If so, what sources do they use to get information? Are there community members who are unable to read? How do they get their information? What are the sources for people who are deaf or blind? Some of this information regarding community populations may be available through local services. Officials in various departments—for example, education, social and health services—may be familiar with various ethnic and language groups in the community.

Out of the Depth
Out of the Depth


Israel

Bereavement is always difficult but in the current circumstances, the loss of a loved one becomes even more painful. Under normal circumstances, religious and social mourning customs and rituals assist in the process of comforting and sharing the loss from the funeral to the shivah (seven day mourning period,) through prayers, visits from family and friends, and the memorial ceremonies.

Download in other languages:
 
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior

Training and Development of Local Municipalities Division
Israel

5 Principles for Operating a Municipal Model During an Emergency

Dr. Moran Bodas & Prof. Kobi Peleg
Dr. Moran Bodas & Prof. Kobi Peleg


Israel

To contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, health and government authorities have imposed sweeping selfquarantine
orders for communities worldwide. Health officials assume that the public will have high rates of compliance. However, studies
suggest that a major obstacle to compliance for household quarantine is concern about loss of income. A cross-sectional study of the adult population of Israel was conducted in the last week of February 2020 to assess public attitudes toward the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, public compliance rates with self-quarantine were assessed, depending on whether lost wages would be compensated for. When compensation was assumed, the compliance rate was 94 percent. When compensation was removed, the compliance rate dropped to less than 57 percent. This study demonstrated that providing people with assurances about their livelihoods during self-quarantine is an important component of compliance with public health regulations.

Social Services