National One-Day Convention – held at Levinsky College, 24 Feb 2005
I organized a convention for professionals, entitled: Mandated Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse, After the Report and Before the Interventions. Invited lecturers spoke about the impact on the victim, the perpetrator, the nonabusive parent/s of a report of suspected child sexual abuse in situations of paternal and/or sibling abuse. The convention was attended by 115 social workers, child protection workers and therapists from the Golan to Eilat.
Special Project in China, October 2005
I was invited to Xi'an, China for 4 weeks by Prof Jiao Fuyong to assist him in setting up a child abuse unit in his hospital. I gave lectures and workshops to various professional groups in Xi'an and in Beijing. The project was supported by a travel grant awarded by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
National One-Day Convention – held at Levinsky College, 19 Feb 2009
I organized another convention, this time under the auspices of the nonprofit organization, Amutat Naveh. Lecturers presented on the following topics: The First Junction in Interventions – the telephone call asking for help; Trauma-focused CBT for acute sexual trauma in children and adolescents; Systemic therapy with the individual child victim of sexual assault; Family Therapy in a case of male sibling abuse; A model for intervention in a kibbutz torn apart by sexual abuse; Autonomy and therapy. The conference was attended by 70 social workers and psychologists.
Two-Year Training Programme in the Treatment of Sex Trauma Victims/Survivors and their Families – 2010
I found a home for the two-year programme I had been developing over the past five years, Telem Institute, a private professional training center in Israel. In November 2010, the programme opened its first semester with 19 registrants. The programme is offered to experienced clinicians and programme directors (eg., directors of Social Services Agencies) who wish to gain in-depth up-to-date training in working with this population.
Special Project in South Sudan, March 2012
I was invited by IsraAID to join a team of three trauma therapists to conduct a two-week pilot project in South Sudan run together with Operation Blessing. Our task was to begin training social workers and others involved in Gender Based Violence treatment and prevention and assess needs for continuing training.
Following that first workshop in South Sudan, I was subsequently invited to participate in a similar project in Kakuma Refuge Camp in Kenya. Our work in South Sudan continues and I have been back in August and am on my way again this month, October.