Throughout the year, Yad Rachel emphasizes the importance of learning and raising the professional skills of the staff. As part of this each year we arrange a series of seminars for all the After School Centers teams. First one of such meetings took place this month and was designated to the team leaders and social workers. A course was based on learning and analyzing the article “parental voice” – about parenting as a mental developmental process written by Ronit Plotnik.
Every year all the staff members of Yad Rachel come together for a year opening event in Jerusalem. This time the greetings and wishes from the management were followed by a lecture by Amir Ohana who told the story of his life. We heard from Amir how significant can be the connection between people. He told us how the special bond which formed between him and the counselor in the youth movement helped Amir to make a significant change in his life. Often we talk about the relationship we create with our clients as a central aspect in our work. This evening, we received additional reinforcement for this.
For those who have not been here a brief taste of that night:
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