לוגו_אל_הנפש-removebg-preview

General Background

When it comes to children and teens with emotional challenges, early intervention is key. When problems are addressed in the early stages, just after they are identified, the treatments are significantly more effective and can help prevent dangerous behavior and dysfunction in the future. Unfortunately, many children and youth who suffer from these problems are not diagnosed or provided support, due either to lack of awareness among their families or school staff, or lack of funds for appropriate treatment.

Target Population

Educational staff in schools serving religious and ultra-Orthodox populations, and their students in grades 1-12 who struggle with emotional problems.

Vision and goals

El Hanefesh strives for educational environments that support and care for children and teens with emotional issues, specifically those in the religious and ultra-Orthodox populations, and the development of a model that will enable early identification of issues and early intervention.

Links

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.

Would You Like to Join Us?

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.

Many of the educational institutions that take part in El Hanefesh are interested in increasing their pool of therapists. Please note that the choice of therapists is made by the school, not by the staff of El Hanefesh.

To apply, please send your CV, copies of your certifications and your hourly rate to [email protected]

Share   
Share on facebook
Share on email
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin