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A message from OHEL CEO David Mandel for the 77th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass
Parents with children with developmental disabilities are often consumed with their care, and do not have time to themselves. Very often they cannot take a vacation or visit relatives out of town because they cannot travel with their child with a disability. When a new baby is born, it is often very difficult for a mother to enjoy her new baby and recuperate while still caring for her child with a developmental disability. At times, a parent might be suffering from an illness and may need to know their son or daughter is cared for, so that they themselves can take care of their own health concerns. The purpose of respite services is to provide temporary relief from the demands of care giving, which helps reduce overall family stress. This often enables families to better meet the needs of their loved one with a developmental disability. Respite is the service most often requested by family caregivers. Respite programs offer planned short-term and time-limited opportunities for parents to take a break.
Close your eyes and think back to the very first time that you held your paycheck for a hard weekâ€™s worth of work. Do you recall the thoughts that were running through your mind at the time? Do you remember how you felt? Excitement, pride, maturity â€“ these were some of the emotions that I had felt, holding my first paycheck. These sentiments drove me to take on more responsibilities that challenged my level of maturity and enhanced my abilities.
Following the Brooklyn fire tragedy in which seven children died, Dr. Norman Blumenthal, OHEL's Director of Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response Team, has been tirelessly providing care and words of comfort and support at various community-wide events.
Rav Elya Brudny and Others Address Over 200 at Conference to Discuss Risk, Trauma and Abuse in Jewish Community
220 participants from 102 organizations gathered last week in Newark, New Jersey for a groundbreaking conference addressing some of the most sensitive topics affecting the Orthodox Jewish community: risk, trauma and abuse. The event was hosted by Amudim and included 25 private practice clinicians as well as rabbis, educators, therapists, clinical directors, heads of major organizations, social workers, philanthropists and many others who spent two days analyzing these rarely discussed problems and formulating a five point strategy for tackling these complex issues head on.