Sitting behind the therapist’s desk, Dr Shani Verschleiser, AuD. LCSW, heard many accounts of trauma – some of which involved childhood abuse perpetrated years before.
60% of victims of childhood abuse never tell anyone, so typically her patients had suffered in silence, stifling the pain and carrying their secret into adulthood – until it took an emotional toll.
Besides robbing a child of their childhood, abuse has long term consequences, crippling the victim’s ability to live a rich, joyful life.
Shani resolved to reverse that by preventing childhood abuse in the first place. And so, in 2012, MagenU was born.
When it comes to prevention, children alone cannot be responsible for staying safe. Parents and teachers have the main portion of responsibility. To ensure it’s done thoroughly and effectively, MagenU uses many avenues – especially within the school system – to implement the prevention education.
Education is empowerment. We are dedicated to educating all sectors of the Jewish community on how to keep our children safe.
Each adhering to the strictest hashkafic standards,
to give our young generation the tools to recognize if a situation is unsafe and warrants reporting to an adult.
MACP, C.C.C. Principal, Maor Yisroel, Montreal, Quebec
Our programs are guided by experts and professionals who have a real understanding of the need for a frum prevention education.
Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald Z'l
Dr. Shani Verschleiser, LCSW
MS Ed, LMHC
MagenU is certified by New York State as a provider of mandated-reporter training and educational coursework to school administrators, supervisors, service personnel and teachers.