Support Emotional Therapy for Toddlers with Disabilities TODAY

Support Emotional Therapy for Toddlers with Disabilities TODAY

Two days after giving birth, Michal Aharonoff Ben-Rei passed away aged 40. A clinical psychologist, Michal’s life was dedicated to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and families.

Michal did not get to fulfill her dream, and that is why we are here.

Infants born with disabilities face overwhelming physical and developmental challenges. But no less important are the enormous emotional challenges, especially in the earliest years.

The Michal Aharonoff Ben-Rei Early Childhood Emotional Therapy Center at Beit Issie Shapiro is set to change this.

Leveraging breakthrough methods, the new Center will deliver crucial emotional therapy to toddlers with disabilities for the very first time.

It will help even the youngest children learn to identify and express their emotions, and build their sense of self.

It will help toddlers and parents develop secure attachments.

It will empower parents as they navigate the daily reality of raising a child with disabilities.

It will support whole families – parents, siblings, grandparents – empowering them to create a strong, healthy family unit where everyone thrives.

It will develop the first evidence-based model of emotional intervention that will be shared with throughout Israel and internationally.

In memory of Michal and in honor of children with disabilities and their parents who we serve, thank you for joining our mission.

Thank you for changing lives.

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