Multimedia

Audio Links: Monthly Teleconference Series

Co-ordinated by:

Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R, Claims Conference Co-ordinator.

Elisa Stern, LCSW, Director of Supportive Services at Project for Holocaust Survivors at Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization, Brooklyn, NY.

Anat Granath,  LMSW, Clinician at Aviv Older Adult Services at Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta, Georgia.

(Note: Some of the links below have Powerpoint slides in addition to the audio recordings. For those that do not, your screen will indicate ‘Session Is Paused’ but the audio recording will automatically begin.)

Working with Holocaust Survivors With Dementia: Best Practices
Presented By The Following Staff from Baycrest Health Centre, Toronto: Judi Cohen, MSW, RSW; Elaine Kohn, MSW, RSW; Anne Max, MSW, RSW; Peggy Solomon, MSW, RSW; Shoshana Yaakobi, MSW, RSW

“Sibling Relationships in Survivor Families”
Presented by Dr. Irit Felsen

Caring for Jewish Orthodox Seniors/Holocaust Survivors
Presented by Carol Porter, Director of Ahavas Chessed Community Center of Montreal

When A Client Loses a Child: Then or Now
Presented by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America

Helping Our Client Through the Holidays
Presented by Myra Giberovitch, LMSW

Understanding the BlueCard’s Dental Program
Presented by Izabella Safiyeva

Countertransference with Holocaust Survivors and Their Children
Presenter: Dr. Yael Danieli, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

“Holocaust Compensation Advocacy: Shedding Light On the Process, Hopes For the Future.”
Presented by Karen Heilig, Claims Conference Assistant Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Evan Hochberg, Claims Conference Senior Restitution Policy Specialist at WJRO

“Holocaust Survivors From the Former Soviet Union: Then and Now”
Presented by Ellen Blalock, the Coordinator of the Holocaust Survivor Program at JSSA, and program care managers: Sophia Presman, Lara Simonton, and Marina Kositsyna at JSSA

When the Pain Doesn’t Fade: Complicated Grief Treatment
presented by Dr. Katherine Shears, MD

Supporting Children of Aging Holocaust Survivors in a Group Setting
presented by Judith Cohen, MSW, RSW and Shoshana Yaakobi, MSW

Caring for Holocaust Survivors at End of Life
presented by Debra Greenberg, MSW, Phd

Traumatic Bereavement and Holocaust Survivors
with guest speaker Dr. Therese Rando

Helping Our Clients During Times of Unsettling World News
with guest speaker Dr. Irit Felsen

Secondary Trauma: Taking Care of Ourselves
with guest speaker Dr. Laurie Pearlman

Integrating Best Practices From Trauma Treatment Into Programming
with guest speaker Myra Giberovitch, MSW

Holocaust Survivors and Dealing with Anger
with Elisa Stern,  LCSW and Anat Granath,  LMSW

The Challenging Client: Part I
The Challenging Client Part II
with Elisa Stern,  LCSW and Anat Granath,  LMSW

Beyond Café Europa: Creative Socialization Programs (On A Budget)
with Elisa Stern,  LCSW and Anat Granath,  LMSW


Video: Family Caregiver Support Seminars

Caregiver Support Seminar 10

Holocaust Survivors and Surviving a Hospital Stay
Presented by Leah Gelernter, CPA, Vice President, Agudah Women


Caregiver Support Seminar 9

Communicating Survivor Needs to Aides and Other Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Toby Weiss, Director, Cultural Diversity and Jewish Programming, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (MJHS)


Caregiver Support Seminar 8, Part II

Holocaust Survivors and Life Planning: Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and More Presented by Oscar S. Straus III, Esq.

Survivors and Legal Planning-Printable Materials


Caregiver Support Seminar 8, Part I

Holocaust Survivors and Life Planning: Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and More Presented by Oscar S. Straus III, Esq.

Survivors and Legal Planning-Printable Materials


Caregiver Support Seminar 7, Part II

Keeping Holocaust Survivors Safe in the Home: A Practical Approach to Managing Disabilities and Preventing Decline
Dr. Barbara Paris, Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Caregiver Support Seminar 7, Part I

Keeping Holocaust Survivors Safe in the Home: A Practical Approach to Managing Disabilities and Preventing Decline
Dr. Barbara Paris, Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Caregiver Support Seminar 6 Part II

Holocaust Survivors and Their Caregiving Children: Navigating Challenging Family Dynamics
Dr. Irit Felsen, PhD, Yeshiva University


Caregiver Support Seminar 6 Part I

Holocaust Survivors and Their Caregiving Children: Navigating Challenging Family Dynamics
Dr. Irit Felsen, PhD, Yeshiva University


Caregiver Support Seminar 5

Empowering Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors
Harriet Blank, Director of Older Adult Services, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Service


Caregiver Support Seminar 4

Holocaust Survivors and Long Term Care
Dr. Joshua Schor, Medical Director, Daughters of Israel, New Jersey


Caregiver Support Seminar 3

When Yesterday Becomes Today: Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Dementia
Dr. Paula David, Faculty of Social Work, Institute for Aging and the Life Course, University of Toronto;
Lecturer in Gerontology in Interdisciplinary Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto


Caregiver Support Seminar 2

Holocaust Survivors and Medical Issues: Atypical Presentations of Illness and the Dangers of Medication Mismanagement
Dr. Barbara Paris, Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Caregiver Support Seminar 1

Hospice & Palliative Care for Holocaust Survivors
Toby Weiss, Director, Cultural Diversity & Jewish Programming, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice & Palliative Care (MJHS)


If you are interested in more information, please email caregiver@claimscon.org

Please note: The information presented in the Caregiver Support Seminar videos is intended for informational purposes only and solely as a general guide. The information is not intended as legal or medical advice and may not address the special needs, interests and circumstances of individual Holocaust victims. For specific medical or legal advice pertaining to individual Holocaust victims, always consult a physician or attorney. 

Honoring Aging Holocaust Survivors