Israeli post-trauma experts to Mumbai


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A team of Israeli post-trauma experts has traveled to Mumbai.

The post-trauma team, members of IsraAID, will train local counselors on how to support victims of the recent attack in India’s financial capital.

The team, which left Israel on Sunday, will partner with the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre’s Trauma Counseling Unit in Mumbai, which will use Israeli expertise on how to provide post-trauma treatment to families and victims of terror.

At local schools in Mumbai they will train teachers on how to impart resiliency to their students and how to provide direct support to help the families and victims. In addition, the team will offer its assistance to foreigners and Jewish and Israeli personnel who were on the ground during the attack, which killed 172 people, including at least six Jews at the Chabad House.

This program is a partnership of IsraAID, the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto.

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