Sunday, November 6, 2011

Social Services Team visit Baltimore

A Social work crisis intervention (first response) delegation from Ashkelon visited Baltimore on Sept 7th for a week in order to receive training and consultation on how to develop and implement on-going Bereavement support Groups for those who have lost loved ones in Ashkelon.
At the same time the Ashkelon crisis intervention staff provided training to the Baltimore professionals in crisis intervention.  
The Ashkelon delegation received home hospitality which helped to strengthen the bonds between people and create life long friendships.
The week was full of "hard" learning and "hard playing including a visit to Washington and the famous sites in Baltimore. We also had a chance to do some shopping !!! and also a lot of good eating!!!!!!
We from Ashkelon had a wonderful experience and are looking forward to on-going connection with the JCS workers in Baltimore in order to share our experiences, get feedback and consultation while we begin to implement the Support Groups in Ashkelon, scheduled for Jan. 2012
Debbie Vaknin
Social Services, Ashkelon

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