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Should We Stop to Help or Should We Not Get Involved?

There is a moving story in the news today, about a man who was so despondent that he was about to end his life by jumping off a bridge. Two women who noticed him made a u-turn, stopped their car and got out to talk him off the ledge. Literally. I have just recently become a New Yorker. In my… READ MORE>>

Trauma-Informed Care for Elderly LGBTQ

Last Thursday I had the honor of participating in the program organized by Toby Weiss, Director of Cultural Sensitivity and Jewish Programming MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, to educate and sensitize healthcare providers about the special needs of the aging LGBTQ population. This program came one week after my own presentation about the special needs of aging trauma survivors, with… READ MORE>>

Why Everyone Should Learn Mental Health First Aid

A recent article from CNN cites the findings from NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) that show that one out of five Americans adults suffers from a mental health problem, but most don’t seek help for it. Mental Health First Aid – an eight-hour workshop – hopes to allow non-mental health professionals to acquire the basic skills to recognize the… READ MORE>>

Emotional Communication and Inter-brain Synchronization: The Conversation between Dad and a Babbling Baby that Went Viral

This video on Youtube (click on the image below) of a Dad having a conversation with his not-yet verbal baby, has gone viral on social media and has melted hearts all over the world. The beauty of it is in the authenticity of the exchange, which shows an outstanding attunement on the father’s part and an equally unusual intensity of… READ MORE>>

A 1939 German Freight Car is on Display at the Museum for Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

This past Sunday, a German cargo train car, like those used to transport men, women and children to Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps, arrived at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The arrival of the freight wagon comes a short time before the opening of the exhibition “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far… READ MORE>>

A Report Following My Presentations at an Intensive Seminar On Intergenerational Transmission at Haifa University Holocaust Studies Program

From March 1-3, 2019, I had the honor of leading an intensive seminar, together with Dr. Hadas Wiseman, at the Haifa University Holocaust Studies Program, a master’s program headed by the historians Dr. Arieh Kochavi and Dr. Yael Granot-Bein. The seminar was focused on the debate about inter-generational transmission in Holocaust families. To read more about it, please click on… READ MORE>>

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