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Community Stress Prevention Centre
Community Stress Prevention Centre


Israel

Simple tool to self-assess levels of stress and anxiety.

Dr. Shiri Daniels
Dr. Shiri Daniels

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

Every 40 seconds someone in the world commits suicide and every 41 seconds there are devastated people left behind, trying to comprehend the meaning of the act. In the vast majority of cases, suicide is preventable and suicide prevention is not only reserved for professionals. Listening and social support to those around you is invaluable and can save lives. The following 'best practice' written by one of the leading professionals in Israel offers us a practical guide on how to identify suicidal distress and how to react to is step by step.

Dr. Zohar Rubinstein
Dr. Zohar Rubinstein


Israel

Tel Aviv University Summer 2020 Course: COVID-19: From Crisis to Opportunity

Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

One of the most important things to do when treating a client suffering from emotional trauma is to create a safe / pleasant, secure under control atmosphere, together with experiencing safety, and control. In every therapeutic process it is important to create the feeling of safety as part of the therapy relationship. However, in order to help a client who suffers from sudden acute anxiety, it is especially important to actively "teach" him how to create a safe/ pleasant place and to enhance the feeling of control of the level of anxiety.

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Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

A practical guide to dealing with the psychological effects of Corona: What does it mean when yesterday does not predict today and tomorrow The Author Mooli Lahad full Professor of psychology Founder and President of CSPC [www.icspc.org] This paper includes two parts.The first offers a conceptual framework of why this new and ever evolving situation confronts us with an immense fear of the unknown: The Continuity Model. The second part will try and use the 40 years of expertise of working in psycho trauma and community resilience to give some practical recommendations for active coping. Let's start with the name of the virus. Corona means crown or tiara due to the similarity between the virus form and its similarity to a crown. Our goal should be to reduce Queen Corona's control over our lives!

Prof. Mooli Lahad & Ayalon O.
Prof. Mooli Lahad & Ayalon O.


Israel

BASIC Ph recommended post-trauma interventions Individual and group methods for the three stages of recovery from crisis induced trauma The following strategies are grouped into the three stages of healing suggested by Herman, integrating BASIC Ph coping resource and coping skills. The channels that are employed in each activity are marked in the attached legend.

Out of the Depth
Out of the Depth


Israel

Individuals and cultures mourn in different ways. Usually mourning includes a sense of loss expressed as a feeling of absence and longing for the deceased. Each person expresses mourning in her or his own way: there is no ‘normal’ or ‘correct’ way to mourn. It is a spiritual, personal, natural process after experiencing loss.

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.

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Dr. Yochi Siman Tov, Riva Schechter and Rachel Moshe Avraham
Dr. Yochi Siman Tov, Riva Schechter and Rachel Moshe Avraham

Ministry of Education
Israel

"Not infrequently, we hear of cases where students and their teachers are required to quarantine in the home, following exposure to confirmed cases of the corona virus. It appears that we will be dealing with this situation for the foreseeable future. It engenders feelings of helplessness, a loss of control, and ongoing uncertainty, and as such is the cause of fears and worries. A direct and open conversation can be calming, gives security and provides a feeling that there is someone who can be relied upon. As is always the case, but especially now, it's very important to strengthen the connection between parents and their children, and to provide a feeling of safety and security as much as possible. Parents have a responsibility to explain the situation to their children and help them understand what is happening and the coping methods which they can use."

Natal
Natal


Israel

NATAL’s online trauma resiliency portal for children and teachers in school - Safe Place is a classroom based psycho-educational platform meant to help children and youth learnand develop stress management and coping skills. Safe Place was originally designed to help Israeli children living in Israel’s southern conflict zones cope with high levels of stress due to ongoing security threats, but is useful in learning how to cope with stress

Natal
Natal


Israel

5 min relaxation technique that is relevant to all ages. Jacobson’s relaxation technique is a type of therapy that focuses on tightening and relaxing specific muscle groups in sequence. It’s also known as progressive relaxation therapy. By concentrating on specific areas and tensing and then relaxing them, you can become more aware of your body and physical sensations.

Natal
Natal


Israel

This podcast focuses on addressing the transition of first responders from work to home, and the importance of setting boundaries, developing rituals and coping mechanisms to separate one's work life from home life. Featuring Sherry Campanelli, Manager of the Mother/Baby Department at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood New Jersey and Terry Hoben, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

Natal
Natal


Israel

This episode shares the story of Dr. Pruden, an Emergency Medicine Physician and Director of Emergency Preparedness at St.Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, NJ. In this very personal podcast, Dr. Pruden details his experience being diagnosed with COVID and shares how he managed during his month-long hospitalization. Dr. Pruden's diagnosis was featured widely on broadcast media including the TODAY Show. Dr. Pruden joins the podcast to recount his personal story of perseverance and resilience, along with the powerful coping tools which aided in his recovery.

Natal
Natal


Israel

This episode focuses on defining anxiety and stress. Tips and tools are shared to assist with building resilience to help manage situations involving anxiety and stress. This podcast features Dave Cooper, Founder of Verge Coaching/Consulting Company and Mike Biller, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tomahawk Strategic Solutions.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

In times of crisis, community Rabbis and lay leaders have a unique role in maintaining and nurturing personal and community resilience. Rabbis are inundated with halakhic questions regarding prayer gatherings, lessons, issues of closeness and distance. Behind each such question lies significant psychosocial concerns, anxieties, the need for support and maintaining continuity in the face of an unknown threat.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

We are witnessing the spread of COVID-19 around the world. The virus is a new kind of concern, not something we are used to dealing with and as such causes stress, affect our emotional state and that of our children. We need to increase the ability to cope with this stress and strengthen our resilience. The two main causes of stress are uncertainty and feelings of helplessness. To reduce uncertainty, relevant information should be provided and tailored to each child's developmental stage

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Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

Staying in isolation out of fear of contracting COVID-19, waiting for the test result, and the diagnosis itself naturally brings tremendous stress. Uncertainty, coupled with fear for the future, can result from being separated from your loved ones. All of this can come with a variety of emotions: Fear, sadness, vulnerability, insecurity, helplessness, shame and anxiety about what’s coming next. These emotional reactions to the disease are both expected and natural. Being in isolation alone or with your family can magnify these reactions so we need to find ways to protect ourselves, maintain continuity and especially, to find ways to stay connected.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

During these days, of stress and uncertainty, remote intervention allows us to maintain therapeutic continuum, to provide assistance to those in need, and overcome the limitations of social distancing currently required. This option is also suitable for use in other emergencies, such as a security escalation that prohibits meetings.

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Natal
Natal


Israel

These days, as we deal with the Corona pandemic, its unique conditions of hospitalization, isolation, and distance, it is especially important to pay attention to the process of saying goodbye to a terminal patient. The inability to provide the patient a choice in end-of-life rituals, along with the lack of close physical touch, may increase the fear of death and the difficulty in coping with the loss and grief.

Natal
Natal


Israel

In times of adversity and turmoil, stress evokes strong emotions and causes uncertainty in all of us. So what can you do to help children cope? Here is a list of useful tips for parents, teachers and caretakers:

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

Caregivers are exposed to many situations in which they experience emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physiological reactions that cause difficulties and stress. A significant factor that causes stress is the fear of contagion. The family and their immediate social circle may also add to this pressure due to their concern for the safety of their loved ones who may be exposed to the virus.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

The Corona epidemic has created a terrible situation whereby family members cannot stay and care for their relatives who are hospitalized or in rest homes and may not be present in their final moments. People die alone and family members afforded no separation process, discover new meaning to loss and loneliness. Caregivers do what they can to assist dying people, but they also suffer from the circumstances. Watching people die alone affects everyone.

Natal
Natal


Israel

Saying goodbye to a loved one due to a serious illness brings up deep sorrow and pain. When this loss happens unexpectedly, the event is even more disorienting, and includes feelings of regret and helplessness. These days, the essential and natural components of support - the physical closeness - are impossible. This situation can be frustrating and angering. With that said, we must remember that saying goodbye involves other components besides physical closeness and touch. The following pages are meant to assist you in directing the end-of-life process with your loved ones, while they are in isolation and unable to physically meet, touch, and hug.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

These are uncertain times. We are all concerned, we miss our dear ones and hope for better days. We are all required to exercise caution and adhere to the government's guidelines and instructions for our particular location. This is a tough challenge for all of us.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

Caregivers are exposed to many situations in which they experience emotional, cognitive, behavioral and physiological reactions that cause difficulties and stress. The elderly population has considerable life experience, as well as coping capacities in crisis, uncertainty, stress, etc. At the same time, the elderly can be vulnerable due to the reduction of personal and environmental resources. Coping with loneliness, and the needs of the elderly, may also put a strain on the staff during routine and crisis affecting their functioning.

Dr. Yochi Siman Tov and Rachel Moshe Avraham
Dr. Yochi Siman Tov and Rachel Moshe Avraham

Ministry of Education
Israel

As efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and stop the chain of infection continue, we are on the verge of a new year that will look different from the usual and familiar. At the same time, it is necessary to be precise with guidelines for intervening in situations of risk in general, and in situations of suicide in particular, in order to more appropriately manage the correct intervention. It is important to note that the principles of intervention are generic guidelines and each individual scenario should be evaluated individually for optimal results.

Dr. Yochi Siman Tov and Rachel Moshe Avraham
Dr. Yochi Siman Tov and Rachel Moshe Avraham

Ministry of Education
Israel

This briefing discusses delivering difficult news to students when they cannot be gathered in person at the school and will be meeting virtually. In this case, it is recommended that parents will be the first people to deliver the difficult news to their children. Parents will receive directions (written and through a virtual meeting)1 on how to deliver difficult news in this context. Following students’ conversations with their parents, school staff will conduct a group virtual meeting with the students. It is important to choose a virtual platform that will make participants comfortable