The Adler Institute is a registered Israeli nonprofit operating since the 1960s. The Adler Institute is a leader in human relations in general, and family relations in particular. It is the largest and most diverse branch of an international network.
We subscribe to the humanistic worldview, according to which people have agency and move deliberately towards their goals. Among the universal and existential needs that all humans seek to fulfill are a sense of belonging within their communities and a sense of social affinity towards others. When such senses do not develop normatively, people respond with disruptive, abusive, and delinquent behaviors.
The institute trains professionals and provides counseling to families and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Our work is informed by the professional consensus that the family is where the child develops social resilience as well as the values, beliefs, skills, and norms that will shape his or her future lifestyle and all future relationships. We believe that an enlightened and democratic society needs to invest in parents and families in order to help raise a generation of adults with healthy senses of responsibility, empathy, respect, and social affinity.
The Adler Institute programs for professionals include:
The Adler Institute programs for individuals and families include:
The Adler Institute has decades of experience working with diverse populations, including:
The Adler Institute is always updating its counseling and training programs to respond to the changing needs of the Israeli society.
Parenthood in the Community: A Joint Project between the National Insurance Institute and the Adler Institute in Rosh Ha’ayin
The Adler Institute established a project in Rosh Ha’ayin, which aims to cultivate a sense of belonging among the city’s existing and incoming populations (recently, thousands of newcomers moved to the city in response to its fast-paced and large-scale urban development).
Within the framework of the project, the institute facilitates training programs for community professionals including teachers, educators, counselors, school administrators, social workers, and community center workers. The project works with the city’s parents on a one-on-one basis and in groups, as well as through a parents’ leadership group that the institute helped establish. The program has been showing positive results with regard to the general well-being of the parents as well as the levels of empathy the community professionals exhibit towards the residents.
Following these successes, Adler partnered with the National Insurance Institute to develop an innovative model of working with parents of at-risk youth. Within the framework of the project, the Adler Institute created a mobile unit of parent and family counselors who arrive in selected neighborhoods on a regular basis and become part of the neighborhood landscape. The goal of the project is to create trust between the parents and the counselors and to provide an opportunity for the parents to develop important knowledge and skills in the field of parenting. The project reaches parents who would not traditionally seek out parental guidance by coming to the institute on their own.