In June, the Jerusalem Post reported that the child abuse rates in Israel had surpassed the rates in the U.S. According to the article, “While part of the rise in reporting of child abuse cases in Israel stems from greater awareness among professionals and society as to what constitutes abuse and how to report it … it has more to do with an alarming increase in violence throughout Israeli society in general.”
The source of the data for the article was the Haruv Institute, established by the Schusterman Foundation-Israel in 2007, with the mission to enhance the knowledge-base and develop advanced educational programs for professionals and allied care-givers who work with abused and neglected children and their families. The Institute aims to find solutions to the myriad challenges facing professionals who work with this population.
Many of Israel’s top experts in the field are affiliated with Haruv, and their research and expertise inform its agenda and activities. Haruv has also trained professionals in other countries, including China. In September, Haruv joined with University of Oklahoma-Tulsa to host a two-day conference for leading experts in the U.S., with a focus on identifying areas of potential collaboration. Read More »