Building Regional Resilience in Muslim Minority Community in Southern Israel
As a direct result of Israel Trauma Coalition's ongoing perception of partnership with regional leadership, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the ITC recently established a Regional Resilience Center for the Bedouin population. The Center not only serves the local population, it is serviced by the local population, staffed by local service providers and ultimately establishing a system in which the Bedouin community becomes self-reliant.
Over the past two years the ITC has successfully developed and implemented this model for regional training disaster preparedness. The advantage of such centers is the ability to enhance emergency preparedness and at the same time to create a strong regional professional preparedness network.
The center's model works on four levels:Local Municipality Emergency Protocol Development, Educational System Preparedness Training, Trauma Response and Treatment Training for Professionals and Community Resilience Workshops and Training in the community. The model allows for the accommodation of specific needs whilst concentrating resources to provide regional training for both Jewish and Arab professionals. By coming together, a regional vision can be formed and implemented alongside individual council needs for disaster preparedness.