The Benafsheinu Treatment Center
Bayit Cham established the Benafsheinu Treatment Center in 2013 in order to provide professional treatment for adult victims of sexual abuse, ages 18+ from the Orthodox sector. It is one of the six largest centers in Israel that treat PTSD resulting from sexual assault. It is unique in its provision of culturally sensitive treatment adapted to the needs of the religious sector.
Benafsheinu also serves as an information center and provides training and guidance in the field of sexual trauma – prevention, identification and treatment. It will soon begin clinical research.
The center is staffed by a team of top professionals: LCSWs who specialize in sexual trauma treatment and an expert psychiatrist who provides treatment when needed.
The Center is supervised and partially funded by Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and is supported by Yedidut Toronto.
Benafsheinu treatment includes:
- Specialized psychotherapeutic treatment for trauma;
- Psychiatric medication when necessary;
- DBT and dissociation group therapy;
- Family and marital interventions;
- Art therapy;
- Clinical day activity
Treatment is provided at no cost, upon approval of the welfare department.
Benafsheinu operates in four branches: Bnei Brak, Elad, Modi’in Illit and Beitar Illit.
3/3Pinchas Ben Yair Street Elad / 111 Kahaneman treet, Bnei Brak / 9HaShla Street
Our professional staff
|Edna Ludmir||Benafsheinu Director, clinical social worker|
|Dr. Inbal Brenner||Psychiatrist|
|Dr. Or Fisher||Psychiatrist|
|Cheli Ben Meir||Clinical social worker|
|David Rosenbaum||Clinical social worker|
|Hadas Tabachnik||Clinical social worker|
|Inbal Tivon||Director of Treatment Centers|
|Leah Levin||Clinical social worker|
|Moran Mali||Clinical social worker|
|Nirit Rosenberg||Expressive Arts Therapist|
|Sara Hepstein Madan||Clinical social worker|
|Sari Friedman||Clinical social worker|
|Shira Zimmerman||Clinical social worker|
|Sivan Giladi||Clinical social worker|
|Sharon Bar Lev Shimoni||Clinical social worker|
|Shoshana Khalifa||Clinical social worker|
|Simcha Wolf||Clinical social worker|
|Tehila Roisman Shif||Psychotherapist|
|Tirza Brawermon||Clinical social worker|