Trailblazing Direct-to-Patient Therapeutic Treatment in the Home
The goal of this short-term therapy is to improve the mother’s mental state by increasing the positive interactions and ability to connect with her baby and other family members and preparing her to seek ongoing therapy and/or psychiatric support, as necessary. The methodology used to treat patients, offering short term dyadic therapy in the mothers’ home by specially trained clinical social workers with expertise in PMHD, is based upon the unique and successful Early Connections program created, managed and documented by Eda Spielman and her staff at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston.
Professional Training for Health Practitioners
Training health professionals such as nurses, doctors and therapists on the most efficient and effective approaches to identify, assess, treat and support mothers suffering from Perinatal Mental Health Disorders. The lecturers in our training sessions are leading Israeli researchers and practitioners with vast experience in the field of maternal mental health.
National Awareness Campaigns
Our aim is to take these disorders “out of the closet” and combat the ignorance and shame associated with them. By raising public awareness through community education, spokespersons and public events, the public will be aware of the degree of prevalence of PMHD among new mothers and its risk factors, thereby enabling women and their families to seek help and support.
The objective of Hevlei Kesher is universal: to treat all denominations of women in Israel without exception.