SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Wilderness Therapy for At-Risk Youth

November 13, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications

In this week’s episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with Professor Amy Werman (bio) and Shlomi Avni (bio) of Nirim in the Hood to discuss the effectiveness of wilderness therapy as a non-traditional therapeutic method for at-risk youth. They will pay particular attention to Avni’s interventions with at-risk youth in Israel using an intensive case management/wilderness therapy model. Notably, Werman has been both client and consultant for Avni’s innovative efforts at rehabilitating Israeli youth with harsh life circumstances. Avni is a former Major (reserve) Navy Seal squad leader.


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