Have you ever wondered what fuels the fire in the heart of individuals who run towards crisis and disaster, whether it be man-made crisis or natural disaster? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m going through the worst of it right now, how do people make it out of these things unscathed”? Have you ever wanted to know more about crisis response and how to mitigate the onset of long-lasting trauma? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are in for a treat!
This month, we hosted Avi Tenenbaum, MA, CASAP, EMT, Sgt., an expert in Disaster Behavioral Health and Psychological First Aid. Avi provides international training to mental health & medical professionals, first responders, and the general public in psychological disaster response and grief leadership.
His experience includes providing aid for people coping in the wake of numerous large-scale disasters and wars including the Second Lebanon War, Hurricane Harvey, Pittsburg Tree-of-Life Massacre, Haifa 2016 Fires, Covid-19, Operation Cast-Lead, Meron Civil Disaster, Karlin Bleacher Collapse, Operation Guardian of the Walls, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, as well as over 2000 small-scale tragedies in the role as a psychological first aid provider, trainer, & supervisor.
Learn more about him & his work at www.psychotraumaunit.com.
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Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C