About Us

Talpiot is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the number of at-risk children and youth in the region of Hadera and prevent risk situations in the family. Talpiot provides a comprehensive spectrum of community-oriented programs for the at-risk children and youth population and their families living in the region. Its holistic continuum of services, all based on the Talpiot Model, provides therapeutic, rehabilitation and prevention intervention which impacts on the at-risk population and empowers the wider community. Talpiot manages a children village with several residential and non-residential therapeutic facilities for children aged 5-16. Its regional continuum of services and responses for at-risk children and youth aged 5-22 and their families, involves regional outreach programs and frameworks, all of which operate in cooperation with municipal and government authorities. Our region of action encompasses Hadera, Or Akiva, Pardes Hanna, Givat Ada, Benyamina, Zichron Yaakov and Netanya. Among our 16 current programs are: The Child and Family Center, Early Childhood Center, Warm Home for Girls, Transition Home for Residential Graduates, Rimonim Sexual Abuse Day Care Center for Children, Foster Family Units, After School Day Care Program, Junior High School, At-Home Family Treatment and a therapeutic-educational business enterprise.

History and Overview

Talpiot is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of at-risk children and youth in its region and preventing risk situations in the families. Talpiot was established in the early ’50s as a Youth Aliya children village in Jerusalem. In 1970, it was relocated in the city of Hadera and continued to absorb and house new immigrant children, referred to it from around the country. Over the years, its children population changed in accordance with the demographic transformations of the region and with the needs of the community. Talpiot’s focus of activity turned to at-risk children and youth, referred to its programs by the welfare authorities. In 2000, Talpiot underwent a major conceptual transformation, which impacted on its mission, goals and objectives: a. Talpiot developed an innovative and revolutionary treatment model, unprecedented in the world of out-of-home residential arrangements, which focuses on the at-risk child and his family and sees them as one composite unit. This new model underlines all Talpiot’s programs and projects. b. The child-family focus required a community-oriented regional perspective, which is implemented in a regional continuum of services for at-risk children and youth aged 5-22 and for their families. c. To maintain a regional scope of action, consolidation of efforts and pooling of resources is a necessity which brought Talpiot to make a strategic decision to work in close cooperation and coordination with municipal and government authorities, in a framework of partnerships, in order to ensure efficiency.   Today Talpiot is a regional force which manages a children village with several residential and non-residential therapeutic facilities for children aged 5-15, as well as a wide variety of services in the community for at-risk children and youth aged 5-22 and their families. Its regional continuum of services and responses involves outreach programs and frameworks, all of which operate in cooperation with municipal and government authorities. Our region of action encompasses Hadera, Or Akiva, Pardes Hanna, Givat Ada, Benyamina, Zichron Yaakov and Netanya. Among our 16 current programs, some implemented in the Talpiot Children Village in Hadera and some offered in the wider region, are: The Child and Family Center, Rimonim Sexual Abuse Day Care Center for Children, Early Childhood Center, Warm Home for Girls, Transition Home for Residential Graduates, Therapy Center, Foster Family Units, After School Day Care Program, Junior High School, At-Home Family Treatment and a therapeutic-educational business enterprise.

Mission and Goals

Our mission is to reduce the number of at-risk children and youth and prevent risk situations from developing within the family. Our goals

  • rehabilitate and empower the families and improve their functioning within the community
  • create the change that will facilitate the early return of children to their homes
  • consolidate resources and services for at-risk children and youth and their families on a regional level
  • identify regional needs and initiate relevant, innovative responses to empower the community.

Our objectives

  • maintain a warm, supportive and enriching environment for the children
  • treat the children with a variety of individually-suited therapies
  • improve the children’s learning capabilities and school achievements
  • provide individual and group treatment to parents
  • counsel parents in parental skills
  • improve children-parents relations
  • return children to their homes
  • train parents in job-seeking skills

 

The Talpiot Model

Based on the deep conviction and professional expertise that the best place for a child to grow up in is at home with his parents and family within his community, the holistic-oriented Talpiot model focuses on treating at-risk children and youth and their families concurrently. It offers individualized treatment programs tailored for each child and family according to their needs, in order to generate the change within the family that will eliminates the risk situation. This affords the swift return of children to their homes, after a time restricted residence and treatment, and prevents the removal of additional children to out-of-home arrangements. The success of the model has been recognized and acknowledged by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services and the Ministry of Education. It has won Talpiot the Social Outstanding Excellence Award and over the past few years, hundreds of professional missions from Israel and abroad have visited Talpiot to study the model and learn how to emulate it. The model has also been presented in numerous international academic forums and conferences.

Our Uniqueness

  • concurrent focus on the child and the family
  • individually designed specific treatment
  • holistic approach
  • time-restricted residence
  • return children home
  • regional community-oriented spectrum of action
  • relevant responses to community needs
  • partnerships
  • pooling and consolidation
  • initiative and innovation