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Farchi, Moshe

Moshe Farchi (Tel Hai Academic College) – Welfare and Social Work

Moshe Farchi, PhD. is a Senior Lecturer at the Social Work Department in Tel-Hai Academic College under which he founded and currently the head of the Stress, Trauma & Resilience Studies Program. He is an expert in the fields of acute trauma, emergency mental health intervention, Psychological First Aid (PFA) and psychological inoculation, among other fields associated with PFA protocols.  Dr. Farchi has also conducted extensive research into the fields of resilience empowerment and trauma symptoms reductions, primarily during the acute stage of trauma (ASR-ASD).

Dr. Farchi is the Founder and Leader of the SIX Cs model for resilience derived from empirical academic knowledge and lessons learned by Israel’s Home Front Command, EMS, and other emergency response units. The SIX C's model has been recognized and approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health as the national psychological first aid model.  To date, this approach has been adopted and successfully utilized by the Ministries of Education, Health, and Internal Security in Israel, Israel traffic police, as well as by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the main model for immediate assistance in stressful and emergency situations. 

Dr. Farchi is a lieutenant colonel in the Home Front Command of the Israel Defence Force,  and in charge of planning & implementing  the emergency interventions protocols . Dr. Farchi led trauma relief efforts during Operation Cast Lead (2009), Operation Pillar of Defence (2012) and Operational Protective Edge (2014).  He was also the head of several humanitarian psych-social delegations to Sri Lanka, Georgia and Haiti on behalf of the Israel Defence Force Home Front Command. Dr. Farchi has successfully published several innovative articles and book chapters in recent years on topics related to trauma intervention in the acute phase.  He has also attended over 30 conferences in countries throughout the world.