El Hanefesh works in schools at two levels:
At the staff level, El Hanefesh helps to create an infrastructure in the school for identifying and supporting students who have emotional issues. We train the teachers and guidance counselors how to identify the children who need help, how to find available resources for treatments, and how to support the students through the process of finding and getting appropriate assistance.
At the student level, we identify children who need support and guide them through the process of getting treatment. We also provide subsidies for treatment costs.
So far, El Hanefesh has worked with more than 300 schools. We have provided dozens of training courses to educational staff, and thousands of children and teens have received treatment subsidies and guidance through the treatment process. More than 600 therapists are part of El Hanefesh.
El Hanefesh is active in more than 300 educational institutions across Israel.
In light of the large number of requests we receive and a reduction in our staff’s ability to induct and guide institutions that are new to the program, the directors of Yedidut Toronto have decided that it will not be possible for new schools to join El Hanefesh until further notice.
To request to join the program’s waiting list, enter your details here.