Topic: social services

8 Transcending Victimization through Empowerment

By Myra Giberovitch

The core experiences of psychological trauma are disempowerment and disconnection from others.

J.L. Herman (1992)

VICTIMIZATION

Long-term victimization under a systematic and comprehensive program of genocide adversely affected the mental and emotional well-being of many survivors. ‘People who have endured … 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 ››

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 ››

Music and Memory: Rekindling Joy Through Music

By Emily Kaplan

Through the musical offerings at our monthly Café Europa social luncheon events, our Holocaust Survivor Support team quickly realized that music holds a special place in survivors’ hearts. Looking around the room when a performer plays Broadway tunes or sings Jewish music in Hebrew or Yiddish, it is easy to see the … Continue Reading ››

A Multidimensional Exploration of the Effects of Identity Ruptures in Israeli and North American Holocaust Survivors

Clinical, Policy, and Programmatic Implications

written by:

Yael Danieli
Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children, NY, USA

Fran H. Norris
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA

Author Note

This study was supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Anti-Defamation League and Richard Rockefeller, … Continue Reading ››

For Decades I was Silent: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey Back to Faith – The Memoirs of Baruch G. Goldstein

A Book Review

by Susan H. Sachs 

MELABEV  -   מלב"ב
מרכז לטיפול בקשיש בקהילה
Jerusalem, Israel 

Melabev was the very first organization in Jerusalem to provide safe, pleasant, caring day centers for older adults with declining memory or cognitive skills.  The staff of the Melabev day care centers also offers support and guidance to the family … Continue Reading ››