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Providing PCTI Care to Holocaust Survivors During Crises

Crises like pandemics and natural disasters can trigger Holocaust survivors’ painful memories, fear, and a sense of powerlessness. This may awaken post-traumatic stress symptoms caused by the survivors’ trauma history. These types of triggers are inevitable and are often difficult to h…

Caring for Holocaust Survivors in the Age of COVID-19

The New York Times got directly to the heart of the matter. “Just What Older People Didn't Need: More Isolation,” read a headline on April 13th, 2020 (Span, Paula. The New York Times.). Now in forced isolation, older adults have no choice but to adjust to a “new normal,” many with…

Challah Baking with a Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed Approach

Many Holocaust survivors need assistance leaving their homes due to illness and frailty. Recently, a sizeable number of survivors have become afraid to leave their homes due to a spate of antisemitic assaults on Jews in Brooklyn, New York. The murders which took place in Jersey City, New J…