Ukraine-Israel Project to Build a System of Psychological Rehabilitation

Ukraine-Israel Project to Build a System of Psychological Rehabilitation

Ukraine-Israel Project to Build a System of Psychological Rehabilitation

Goals:

  1. Develop a posttraumatic disorder (PTSD) project based on the methodology used in Israel and adapted to Ukraine's conditions
  2. Prepare specialists in this area in Ukraine

Ukraine-Israel Project to Build a System of Psychological Rehabilitation

Goals:

  1. Develop a posttraumatic disorder (PTSD) project based on the methodology used in Israel and adapted to Ukraine's conditions
  2. Prepare specialists in this area in Ukraine
  • Every one in ten serviceman, every other employee of the department of internal affairs and warrior of volunteer battalions after completing active war deployment is prone to a serious psychological decease known as a posttraumatic syndrome
  • The number of demobilized warriors is approximately 30,000 people
  • A one year study at one of the four rehabilitation centers in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, and Lviv, including hands-on experience with the patients
  • Monthly capacity of one center is to provide help for 250 patients, and the capacity of four centers for 1,000 patients

To create in Ukraine four rehabilitation centers to rehabilitate people with a posttraumatic syndrome and to train permanent rehabilitation centers' staff

  1. The war in Eastern Ukraine impacted several million people in the country
  2. Every one in ten servicemen, every other employee of the department of internal affairs and warrior of volunteer battalions after active military deployment is prone to a serious progressing psychological decease known as the posttraumatic syndrome (or PTSD)
  3. If people suffering from the posttraumatic syndrome do not receive treatment, sooner or later (usually in about one or two years) society suffers from irreversible problems, such as growth of violence, alcoholism and drug use.  Examples are "Vietnam" and "Iraq" syndromes in the USA, "Yugoslavia" syndrome in the former Yugoslavia, and "Afgan" syndrome in the former USSR
  4. Today Ukraine is extremely close to a so called "Ukrainian" syndrome, already depicting itself in the growth of criminal activity and mass violence (for example, during soccer games)
  5. Due to a weak economic situation in Ukraine, absent educated and modern approach to rehabilitation, the situation will only worsen and can also negatively impact the European Union, as happened earlier because of the refugees from former Yugoslavia
  6. To date only two countries - USA and Israel - possess complete modern methodologies of rehabilitation of people suffering from posttraumatic syndrome (PTSD) due to taking part in active combat
  7. From these two countries only Israel has sufficient number of specialists in this medical field who speak Russian, which is important for rehabilitation
  8. A joint Ukrainian-Israel project will include a one year training of Ukrainian specialists in Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa and Lviv by Israel specialists; training by Israel specialists will include methodologies related to PTSD, while Ukrainian specialists will also learn to apply these methodologies into practice with Ukrainian patients
  9. The results of these centers' work will be, like in the USA and Israel, faster social adaptation of people with PTSD, decreased pressure on society and thus growth of a psychologically healthy Ukrainian generation

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