Dr. Moshe Farchi, PhD. 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. To date, this model has been recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Health as the national PFA model. It has already 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).
Dr. Farchi founded and is currently the head of and senior lecturer in the Stress, Trauma & Resilience Studies Program at Tel-Hai College.
During his service in the Home Front Command of the Israel Defense Force, in which he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Res.), he was responsible for planning & implementing emergency interventions protocols. He also led trauma relief efforts during Operation Cast Lead (2009), Operation Pillar of Defense (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 Home Front Command.