25 Keren Hayesod
P.O. Box 7685
972-2-622-3039; Fax 972-2-622-3603
Counseling services. Kav L'Noar's staff is available to work with families on a variety of levels. The clinical staff consists of family therapists, clinical social workers, and educational psychologists. The organization provides an on-premises mental health clinic for instances in which such a facility is necessary. Kav L'Noar also provides services and support by telephone where that is adequate. Callers' questions or problems may be resolved immediately or lead to further contact and interaction with staff. Kav L'Noar's case management program coordinates Kav L'Noar services with school services, home activities, and other service providers. Also through the case management program, the staff remains in contact with children and parents through long term follow-up meetings and/or phone calls. Between January 2008 and June 2009, Kav L'Noar's family therapists and psychologist provided counseling services to 200 individuals including adult family members and children. Click here for further information on Kav L'Noar's clinical services Counseling Services are partially sponsored by the Ministry of Health
Mentor Program. At-risk youth brought up in English speaking homes are paired with paid mentors. The pairs usually meet twice a week for one and a half hours at a time. They engage in leisure activities such as bike riding, hobbies, walks, and conversation. Mentors are expected to make a commitment for at least one year and are formally supervised once a month. Between January 2008 and June 2009, 36 children were mentored under this program. Click here for further information on Kav L'Noar's mentoring program The Mentoring program is partially sponsored by the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption.
Community Education. Kav L’Noar provides families, professional staff, interested educators and mental health professionals, and the general public, a variety of lectures and workshops. Speakers include rabbis, psychologists and family therapists who, among others, have addressed audiences on topics such as: Raising Healthy Children in an Unhealthy World, The Psychology of Happiness, Helping Adolescents Cope with Stress, The Power to Change, The Journey of Parenting from Striving to Thriving. Kav L'Noar co-sponsors the development and implementation of a psychological interactive theater program as a medium for parents and teenagers to focus on family issues of common concern. Secrets: Diary of an Anglo Teen in Israel was performed twice in the greater Jerusalem area, and once in Gush Etzion. Between January 2008 and June 2009, Kav L'Noar conducted seven parenting workshops for a total of 35 participants. Click here for further information on Kav L'Noar's community education
Dr. Ronald Wachtel, Founding Director
Dr. Wachtel served as school psychologist from 1972 to 1999 at Long Beach High School in Long Beach, New York. He served as department chairperson in the period 1984-1986 and was voted 1083-84 Counselor of the Year on Long Island by the Nassau County Counselor’s Association. New York State awarded him a grant to create a curriculum for high school students that would impact their decision-making ability. Under the grant, he developed several courses which were taught as a electives in high schools. A career mentoring program for high school students which he directed was recognized as an ‘exemplary educational practice’ by New York State. Dr. Wachtel was appointed Director of Counseling at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County in 1999 and remained in that position until 2002 when he made aliyah with his wife. Dr. Wachtel advocated for offering parenting workshops as a prerequisite for keeping their children in a given yeshiva or day school. He is a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology and Phi Delta Kappa, the National Honor Society in Education and holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology.
* Negligible. The Kav L'Noar board meets once a year to approve the organization's financial statements and annual budget. However, see in the table above under "Meeting Frequency and Attendance".
STAFFING AND SALARY INFORMATION
The rabbinic and Professional Consulting Boards serve on a volunteer basis. The following positions are provided by professionals on a volunteer basis: attorney, financial consulting, clinical supervisor, as well as a number of graduate students who serve as interns.
OUTSIDE ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT/REVIEW
Financial statements were audited by Shimon Galitzer CPA (USA and Israel)
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