Israeli trainer gave workshop to HK social workers

    An experienced Israeli art therapist, Ms Ronit Amir, gave a free workshop “Art therapy as a treatment tool for child abuse” to Hong Kong’s social workers and psychologists on December 10.
    The workshop is organized by Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong in partnership with an Israeli NGO - IsraAID - The Israeli Forum for International Humanitarian AID, and the Jewish Community in Hong Kong. 
    The Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government has assisted in co-ordinating within the Department and with various NGOs in Hong Kong.  Senior representatives and more than 50 social workers from the Department and various NGOs representatives have attended the workshop.

    Designed for social workers, counsellors, psychologists and NGO representatives working with children and adults, this workshop focuses on a unique model developed in Israel to help treat abused children suffered from domestic violence and PTSD.  This training includes both theory and practice and provides participants with practical tools and exercises to treat children and parents in their daily work.

    The trainer, Ms Ronit Amir, is one of Israel’s leading Art Therapists who has taught for more than 25 years in Haifa University and runs a private clinic for children and parents in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Ms Amir is currently offering medical and psycho social support for the thousands affected by the typhoon in the Philippines and tsunami in Japan.
    IsraAID, founded in 2001, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to providing life-saving disaster relief and long term support. For over a decade, our teams of professional medics, search & rescue squads, post-trauma experts and community mobilizers, have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response in the 21st century. Our mission is to efficiently support and meet the changing needs of populations as they strive to move from crisis to reconstruction/rehabilitation, and eventually, to sustainable living.