SHEKEL: Therapeutic center inaugurated

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May 18, 2017 22:07

SHEKEL established a center 10 years ago to educate and treat people with special needs on issues related to abuse.

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Catering for the event was provided and served by by Harutzim Bistro, the SHEKEL-run cafe in the Talpiot neighborhood that employs people with special needs. (photo credit:SHEKEL)

The Toni Eliashar SHEKEL Therapeutic Center, which provides critical therapeutic counseling for people with special needs, was officially inaugurated earlier this month. It is part of the Hebrew University’s prestigious Haruv Institute’s Children’s Campus, Israel’s leading body for research, training and services in the area of child abuse.

According to statistics published by the medical journal, The Lancet, and the World Health Organization, people with special needs are nearly four times more likely to suffer abuse, both physical and sexual, than those without disabilities.

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