Spring 2018

Collection of Poetry from Betyna Bock

By Betyna Bock Nora at the Fruit Shop In Theresienstadt you worked in the vegetable garden and stole fruit and vegetables. You defied death by disregarding the rules and hiding them in your lumber jacket while the Czech police weren’t looking. Now sixty years later in your smart red blazer and pleated floral skirt you breeze past the sign DO NOT TOUCH THE FRUIT. You give the purple plums a … Continue Reading ››

Art Therapy With Holocaust Survivors: A Case Study

By Tatiana Kastner, MSW, RSW “Art is a powerful tool of communication,” as C.A. Malchiodi says in her Handbook of Art Therapy (2003, p. 3). Its therapeutic benefits for the person's emotional well being have been reported for diverse populations (Canadian Art Therapy Association, 2017). The multi-faceted approach of Expressive Therapies can be very appropriate … Continue Reading ››

Teaching About Trauma: Models for Training Service Providers in Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care

By Michael Andrew Eisinger, M.A., and Barbara Joyce Bedney, Ph.D., M.S.W. The Jewish Federations of North America Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care December 29, 2017 According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (2014), “individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an … Continue Reading ››