NATAL: Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War is an apolitical nonprofit organization, founded by the late Dr. Yossi Hadar, M.D. who conceived and initiated the idea, and Judith Yovel Recanati who serves as a Chairperson. NATAL was established in 1998 with the aim of increasing public awareness of National Psychotrauma caused by the Israeli-Arab conflict. This form of trauma differs from other forms, as it is the result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stemming from national traumas.
Individuals suffering from combat stress, people injured in terrorist attacks, children who lost their parents, parents who lost their children and brothers and sisters who lost siblings in military operations or terrorist attacks are all to common in Israel. When these individuals overcome their initial shock and return to their normal daily routines, they remain in a state of pain and suffering. These individuals will forever pay the price of the Arab-Israeli conflict and it is up to us, to extend a hand and help them overcome their tragedies.
To provide emotional and psychological treatment and assistance to any Israeli suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
To train professionals and at risk populations throughout Israel in prevention and coping mechanisms for PTSD.
To advance awareness and knowledge about National Psychotrauma and terror and war related PTSD in Israeli society.