The rape crisis centers across Israel hold support group meetings for victims in their area which provide a space for processing the assault as well as coping with its aftermath. These group meetings create an environment of cooperation, belonging and empathy between participants which facilitates a safe space to be heard and understood without being judged. These groups build a protective framework which allow victims to make it through difficult times and cope with such heavy trauma.
The support groups are facilitated by professional women with experience in group facilitation and have expertise in working with victims of sexual assault.
Support group participants may receive private treatment sessions in addition to group sessions.