Haruv USA – International Training Institute for Professionals in the Field of Child Maltreatment

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Haruv USA International

Training Institute for Professionals in the Field of Child Maltreatment Haruv USA focuses on comprehensive, inter-professional education and training for students and professionals from a wide variety of settings who affect the lives of children.

Who We Are

Haruv USA's innovative programs equip participants with up-to date theoretical and empirical knowledge, offering professional tools to meet their needs when working with maltreated children and their families. Haruv USA is an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and is located at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. We are part of the larger Haruv Institute in Jerusalem, an internationally renowned leader in the areas of research and training in the field of child maltreatment.

Professionals participating in Haruv USA trainings


Social Workers

Medical Providers

Child Welfare Workers

Religious Leaders


Various audiences

Foster Parents

Mental Health Clinicians



Law Enforcement Professionals


Haruv USA Training Activities Include:

Tailor-Made Programs with Partnering Agencies Haruv USA provides lectures and trainings about child abuse and neglect to a wide variety of agencies working with children and their families. These are created in partnership with the organization or service, giving staff customized training in best-practice interventions. Workshops and Courses for General Professional Audiences Haruv USA provides evidence-informed programs that are open to general professional audiences on various topics related to working with or treating abused and neglected children and their families. Haruv USA offers one-time lectures, lecture series, and/or long-term courses for participants, both in-person and virtually. Academic Activities Haruv USA believes that education on child abuse and neglect begins with students. Accordingly, it offers various training programs to students of all disciplines in a variety of academic institutions throughout Oklahoma. These programs include full training days or workshops, practice via simulations, one-time lectures, or semester long courses—ranging from basic to advanced—which are integrated into the academic curriculum.

For more information about Haruv USA and to join our newsletter: Website: haruv-usa.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/HaruvUSA

Haruv USA at OU-Tulsa 4502 E 41 St. Tulsa, OK 74135 Phone: 918-660-3380 Email: DeJon Knapp, Haruv USA Director: dejon@ou.edu Esther Stafford, Administrative Manager: estherstafford@ou.edu

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