Former Soviet Union

Case study: Faina and Daniel

Faina Levovski and Daniel Gutjeres are siblings from their mother's side, hence the last names difference. Faina's father was found dead from drug abuse. The mother remarried and gave birth to Daniel but this marriage did not work out.

The divorce settlement was very difficult with the mother fighting to have custody of the children. She brings up the children alone.  In order to make end meet she works two shifts. Chamah offered to ease her burden by having the children utilize the sleeping facilities during the week at the Chamah Center for Child Development.

Faina and Daniel at the Center for Child Development

Faina and Daniel are darling children, eager to learn and grow. However, due to the tense family background they have developed anxiety issues and considerable psychosomatic behaviors.

In addition, Faina developed an acute and dermatitis condition with painful sores. And Daniel has significant speech problems.

At the Chamah Center for Child Development, both the psychology and educational departments tailored a unique program for Faina and Daniel including calming massages, psychotherapy, hydrotherapy, and a special diet for allergic conditions.