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Humor as a Therapeutic Tool

Coping with stress through Humor During these times of uncertainty and fear many people have incorporated humor into their lives as a way...

The Importance of a Safe Space

Creating a Safe Space The Kav L’Noar group had been meeting every week for months. By now, the 9th graders were comfortable with each...

Building a social emotional connection

ASD: Difficult to build a connection and interact with others Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of developmental disabilities that...

Ask The Therapist: Suicide

Q. “I keep hearing about teenage suicide and I’m scared. Is there anything I should be looking out for as a parent or that my children’s ...

Helping a victim take control!

Identifying as a victim When Meira was eight, her father walked out of the family home one night without warning and never returned. He...

Popular: Not as good as it seems

King of the Classroom Every group of school kids has its strict social hierarchy and there are always one or two at the very top. Eliav...

What’s the point of Therapy?

Gavriella’s parents were deeply concerned about their 17-year-old daughter, and as a result they were considering therapy. They were a...

French Olim: Parenting in Israel

Leaving a home country and starting a new life in Israel is not easy for any Olim. In addition to programs for english speaking Olim, in...

Overcoming Social Anxiety

When Tamar was 14, she was waiting for a bus when she witnessed a horrific car crash just ahead. Other people at the bus stop rushed to...

Could Basketball Help Ease Anxiety?

Chronic Anxiety Disorder Adina’s parents had a very difficult relationship. They had already separated twice. Each time, her father had...

Ask The Therapist: Effective Communication

Effective Communication: The Power of an Introduction / Rivkah Weiss, M.S.W. Q: I know communication is a key word when talking about...

When a Shiva Call Creates Group Identity

Individual Development and Group Identity Shimshon was the mentor for a Kav L’Noar group of 8th graders. The biggest challenge was to...

When it’s your job to care

Spending time in short term foster care When young people come to Kav L’Noar, the intake assessment meeting is often their first ever...

What’s So Special About Aspergers?

It’s all because of my Aspergers. Itai was preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. He needed to spend time learning his Torah portion, but he...