Family Mental Health Center
Strengthening at-risk families in disadvantaged neighborhoods
The neighborhoods of Hatikva, Ezra, Haargazim and Neve Tsahal are located in south-east Tel Aviv and comprise the lowest socio-economic area in the city. Many residents in these neighborhoods are trapped in inter-generational cycles of poverty, and the prevalence of family dysfunction, neglect, domestic violence and children’s behavioral problems is high. The current social services available in the community do not sufficiently meet the complex needs of the population. Furthermore, those support services which are offered are not well utilized. The community requires services that are accessible, target parents as well as children, and offer a more holistic approach, including psychological, psycho-educational, counseling and mediation, at an individual, family and community level.
Family Mental Health Centers are designed to provide a range of therapies to children aged 6-18 and their families and aim to:
- Reduce or prevent risk factors for children by strengthening their family situation;
- Rehabilitate relationships between parents and children;
- Equip parents with skills and knowledge to support healthy child development and prevent further neglect or abuse.
Family Therapy Centers have already been established in the neighborhoods of Yafo Gimel, Kiriat Shalom, Kfar Shalem and Shapira and proved to be highly successful.
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