Treating Stress and Trauma
From soldiers experiencing shell shock to children fleeing from Gaza rockets, Israelis are probably more exposed to trauma than any other population in the developed world. Accordingly, the treatment of post-trauma afflictions is sadly a field in which Israel, and specifically Tel Aviv University, excels. To build on and expand this knowledge, the University recently established the National Center for Traumatic Stress and Resilience. The Center brings together some 100 mental health, social workers and medical researchers from across campus who work in collaboration with the IDF with the goal of advancing the research, treatment, prevention and education of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in Israel and throughout the world.
The Center will be housed in a new, dedicated building on campus-currently in the planning stages-and will feature a clinic offering free psychological treatment to soldiers, children and families.
Post-trauma projects will be of interest to donors who recognize the importance of psychological well-being in a country-and a world-where terror and other forms of violence are commonplace.
Naming Opportunities – Post-Trauma
- Wing in the Post-Trauma Studies Building
- Post-Trauma Research Fund
- Post-Trauma Fellowship Fund
To support or receive more information about one of these projects, please contact your local TAU Friends Association or TAU’s Development and Public Affairs Division at +972-3-640-8249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.