Ph.D. 1992, Univ. of North Carolina; Teaching Fellow 1994; Lect. 1996, Sen. Lecturer 2001. Associate Professor 2008, Full professor 2016.
Context- informed research, risk and protection of families and children, families in cultural change, context- informed interventions and training, qualitative and mix methods research.
Professor Dorit Roer-Strier is the director of NEVET an international and multidisciplinary research and training venue that serves as a greenhouse for capacity building of young scholars and practitioners. We aim to develop knowledge, inform policy and promote context-informed perspectives on children and families for professionals and services working with families and young children in multicultural and international contexts.
- Risk & Protection: Parents and Professionals Perceptions Regarding Risk and Protection of Children
Young Children’s Perspectives on Risk and Protection
Abstracts of Current Research:
Risk & Protection: Parents and Professionals Perceptions Regarding Risk and Protection of Children
The risk and protection group is triangulating perceptions of parents and professionals (e.g. social workers, teachers, community leaders) regarding the topics of children at risk, child abuse and neglect as well as protective variables. The studies are conducted in Israel (in diverse communities, such as with immigrants and refugees, the Ultra-Orthodox, Bedouins, etc.) and abroad. We aim to: 1) Document communalities and differences in perceptions of various communities and to compare the views of parents and professionals. 2) Learn about perceptions of professionals, both professionals from the studied communities and those who are not from within the communities. 3) Discover ways to promote the protection and safety of children. 4) Document available interventions for children at risk and their utilization by different communities as well as learn about advantages and challenges of utilizing these programs. 5) Learn about context specific community enhanced interventions in different communities. The data contributes both to theory and practice in the area of risk and protection. The current studies are being conducted within the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, the Ethiopian community, the LGBT community and with families of Moroccan descent.
Research Team: Prof. Dorit Roer-Strier, Dr. Yochay Nadan, Dr. Sara Zalcberg, Dr. Brie Radis, Netanel Gemara, Shelly Engdaow-Vanda, Lital Yona, Rivky Kising,
Young Children’s Perspectives on Risk and Protection
This research group aims to develop and promote the discourse on young children's perspectives among local and international researchers. The main questions this group aims to understand include: 1. What can we learn from young children? Based on studies conducted with children, what issues are children dealing with? What can we learn from them about children's worlds and about ourselves? 2. What are the methods to analyze various data collected such as photos, drawings and verbal explanations? Should we regard photography and drawing as independent research methodologies or triggers for verbal text? 3. What is the impact of context on children's perspectives? Various contexts such as culture, ethnicity, religion, politics, economy, migration are affecting children's worlds. What are possible ways to assess the effects of contexts on children perspectives? 4. What are the ethical dilemmas and challenges involved in researching children perspectives? Is it possible to develop a guideline that is acceptable across our diverse research locations? 5. Impact and practical implications for the pre-school educational systems. What could be the contributions of the growing body of knowledge on the practice of pre-school teachers and other members of the educational systems dealing with preschoolers?. The current studies include: “Risk and Protection in the Views of Immigrant Children”; “Analysing Visual Data” and “Combined Analysis of Multiple Data”.
Research Team: Dr. Yael Dayan, Prof. Dorit Roer-Strier, Dr. Yael Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Dr. Nira Wahle
- Leshem, E. & Roer-Strier, D. (Eds.) (2003). Cultural diversity: A challenge to human services. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, Israel (in Hebrew).
- Roer-Strier, D. & Nadan, Y. (Eds.) (contract) Context-Informed perspectives of child risk and protection: Diverse populations in Israel. Springer's Child Maltreatment Series. NY, Springer Publishing.
Chapters in Collections
- Roer-Strier, D. (1999). Parents and children in different cultural groups in Israel: A multivariable arena. In C. Rabin (Ed.), Being different in Israel: Ethnicity, gender and therapy (pp.49-65). Ramot, Tel-Aviv (in Hebrew).
- Roer-Strier, D. (2000). Socializing immigrant children: Coping with cultural differences at school and at home. In New vistas in education and society series. Special issue on Education, multiculturalism, identity and language development (pp.115-142). The NCJW Institute for Innovation in Education. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K. (2001). Cultural transition: Effects on parenting and socialization. In M. Lisak & E. Leshem (Eds.), From Russia to Israel: Cultural transition and identity. Tel Aviv: HaKibbutz HaMeuhad, Kav Adom (in Hebrew).
- Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K. (2003). Goals for human development: Images of an “adaptive adult” in multicultural societies. In E. Leshem and D. Roer-Strier (Eds.), Cultural diversity: A challenge to human services. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Magnes Press, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Strier, R. (2006). The role of home and school in the socialization of immigrant children in Israel: Fathers’ views. In R. Kirova, and L. Adams (Eds.), Children in transition: Effects of global migration on the young. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Roer-Strier, D. (2007). Reducing risk for children in changing cultural contexts. In Family and knowledge (Vol.3). Ministry of Education, Israel
- Roer-Strier, D. & Strier, R. (2010). Fatherhood in the context of immigration. In M. E. Lamb, (Ed.) The role of the father in child development (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Franchi, V. & Roer-Strier, D. (2013). An interactive model of immigrant parents’ socialization strategies, teachers’ integration expectations and identity dynamics among minority adolescents. In E. Tartakovsky (Ed.) Immigration: Policies, challenges, and impact. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
- Marey-Sarwan, I. Otto, H. & Roer-Strier, D. (2015). Chapter 10: Children are a gift from God: Parenting among the Arab Bedouins in the Naqab desert in Israel. In N. Guerda, A. Bejarano & L. Debbiesiu (Eds.) Contemporary parenting: A global perspective (pp. 105-123). UK: Routledge Press.
- Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Roer-Strier D., Dayan Y. & Whale,N. ( In Press). Chapter 17: Children’s perspectives of risk and protection In T. Tulviste, J. Gibbons& D. Best (Eds.) Children’s social worlds in cultural context
Articles in Refereed Journals
- Frankel, D. G., & Roer-Bornstein, D. (1982). Traditional and modern contributions to changing infant-rearing ideologies of two ethnic communities. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 47 (4), 1-53.
- Roer-Strier, D. (1996). Coping strategies of immigrant parents: Directions for family therapy. Family Process, 35, 363-376.
- Roer-Strier, D. (1996). Ecological study of child-care quality: A call for attention to the cultural context. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 4 (2), 77-88.
- Roer-Strier, D. (1996). In the mind of the beholder: Evaluation of coping styles of immigrant parents. International Migration, 35 (2), 271-286.
- Roer-Strier, D. (1996). Coping of immigrant parents: Implications for prevention and intervention. Society and Welfare, 16 (4), 467-481. (Hebrew).
- Roer-Strier, D., & Rivlis, M. (1998). Timetable of psychological and behavioral autonomy: Expectations among parents from Israel and Former Soviet Union. International Journal of Psychology, 33(2), 123-135.
- Roer-Strier, D., & Haj-Yahia, M. (1998). Arab students of social work in Israel: Adjustment difficulties and coping strategies. Social Work Education, 7(4), 449-467.
- Roer-Strier, D. (1998). Coping with cultural transitions: Minority parents and children in Israel. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 6(2), 71-87.
- Roer-Strier, D., & Olshtain-Mann, O. (1999). To see and not be seen: Latin American illegal foreign workers in Jerusalem. International Migration, 37(2), 413-434.
- Roer-Strier, D. (1999). Childcare quality in cultural context. Society and Welfare, 19(1), 53-65 (in Hebrew).
- Haj-Yahia, M., & Roer-Strier, D. (1999). Dilemmas of supervising Arab social work students. Clinical Supervisor, 18(2), 17-37.
- Sands, R., & Roer-Strier, D. (2000). Ba’alot teshuvah daughters and their mothers: A view from South Africa. Contemporary Jewry, 21, 55-77.
- Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K. (2001). Socialization in changing cultural contexts: A search for images of an “adaptive adult”. Social Work, 46(3), 215-228.
- Rosenthal, M. K., & Roer-Strier, D. (2001). Cultural differences in mothers’ developmental goals and ethno theories. International Journal of Psychology, 36(1), 20-31.
- Roer-Strier, D. (2001). Reducing risk for children in changing cultural contexts: Recommendations for training and intervention. Child Abuse and Neglect, 25, 231-248.
- Roer‐Strier, D., & Sands, R. G. (2001). The impact of religious intensification on family relations: A South African example. Journal of Marriage and Family, 63(3), 868-880.
- Roer-Strier, D. (2002). University students with learning disabilities advocating for change. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(17), 914-924.
- Roer-Strier, D., Weil, S., & Adan, H. (2003). The unique and the unifying: Children's narratives of cultural differences. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 11(1), 105-124.
- Roer-Strier, D. (2003). Empowerment of students with learning disabilities. Society and Welfare, 23, 445-474 (in Hebrew).
- Sands, R. G., & Roer‐Strier, D. (2004). Divided families: Impact of religious difference and geographic distance on intergenerational family continuity. Family Relations, 53(1), 102-110.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Mansbach-Kleinfeld, I. (2004). Early childhood interventions in culturally diverse societies: Three metaphors in the making. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 12(1), 29-42.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Sands, R. (2004). Families challenged by religious change: A cross-cultural comparison of mothers’ images of their daughters. Families in Society, 85(4), 485-495.
- Sands, R. G., & Roer-Strier, D. (2004). The contexts of religious intensification among American-Israeli women who have become Orthodox. Social Welfare Forum, 37, 63-84.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Strier, R. (2005). Fatherhood and immigration: Perceptions of Israeli immigrant fathers from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union. Families in Society, 86(1), 121-134.
- Roer-Strier, D., Strier, R., Este, D., Shimoni, R., & Clark, D. (2005). Fatherhood and immigration: Challenging the deficit theory. Journal of Child and Family Social Work, 10, 315-329.
- Roer-Strier, D. (2005). Human behavior education for social workers in multicultural societies. Social Work Education, 24, 311-326.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Sands, R. (2006). Using data triangulation of mother and daughter interviews to enhance research about families. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 5(2), 237–260.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Ben Ezra, D. (2006). Intermarriages between Western women and Palestinian men: Multidirectional adaptation processes. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 68(1), 41-55.
- Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K., (2006). “What sort of an adult would you like your child to be?” - Mothers’ developmental goals in different cultural communities in Israel. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30(6), 517-528.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Strier, R. (2006). Fatherhood and immigration: From the deficit theory to generative theory of fatherhood. Society and Welfare, 4, 403-429 (in Hebrew).
- Sands, R.G., Bourjolly, J. & Roer-Strier,D. (2007). Crossing barriers: Interviewing across cultures. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 6(3), 353-372.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Haberman- Friedman, A. (2007). Cultural sensitive family therapy with same sex partners: Three metaphors. Society and Welfare, 29(4), 597-619 (in Hebrew).
- Roer-Strier, D. & Ben Ezra, D. (2009). Socializing children under fire: Western women and Palestinian men. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 40(1), 1-29.
- Roer-Strier, D., Sands, R. G. & Bourjolly, J. (2009). Family reactions to religious change: The case of African American women who become Muslim. Families in Society, 90(2), 220-226.
- Roer-Strier, D. & Kurman, J. (2009).Combining qualitative and quantitative methods to study immigrant youth: The case of children's dominance and perceived parental acculturative strategies. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 40(6), 988-995.
- Ponizovsky, Y., Kurman, J & Roer-Strier, D. (2012). When role reversal and brokering meet: Filial responsibility among young immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(6), 987.
- Sands, R. G. , Roer-Strier, D., & Strier, S. (2013). From family research to practice: Argentine families coping with the challenges of religious intensification. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 94(1), 53-60.
- Bourjolly, J. Sands, R. G. , & Roer-Strier, D. (2013). African American women's experiences around conversion to Islam. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 32(1), 14-35.
- Kosner, A., Roer-Strier, D. , & Kurman, J. (2014). Changing familial roles for immigrant adolescents from the former Soviet Union to Israel. Journal of Adolescent Research, 29(3), 356-379.
- Dabbagh, T., Roer-Strier, D., & Kurman, J. (2014). Socializing the uprooted: The case of mothers from South Lebanon (SLA families) residing in Israel. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41, 102-111.
- Roer-Strier, D., & Sands, R. G. (2015). Moving beyond the ‘official story’: when ‘others’ meet in a qualitative interview. Qualitative Research, 15(2), 251-268.
- Cohen, E., Roer-Strier, D., Menachem, M., Fingher-Amitai, S. & Israeli, N. (2015). “Common-Fate”: Therapists’ benefits and perils in conducting child therapy following the shared traumatic reality of war. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43(1), 77-88.
- Roer-Strier,D. & Alshech, M. (2015) Druze men in mixed couples: Challenges and modes of coping. Society and Welfare, 35(3), 345-370. (In Hebrew).
- Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y. P. , Kurman, J. , & Roer-Strier, D . (2015). Immigrant's emotional reactions to filial responsibilities and related psychological outcomes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 45, 104-115.
- Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y. , Kurman, J. , & Roer-Strier, D . (2015). Adjustment enhancer or moderator? The role of resilience in post-migration filial responsibility. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(3), 438-453.
- Shalhoub-Kevorkian, N. , & Roer-Strier, D . (2015). Context-informed, counter-hegemonic qualitative research: Insights from an Israeli/Palestinian research team studying loss. Qualitative Social Work, 15 ( 4), 552-569.
- Dabbagh, T. , Roer‐Strier, D. , & Kurman, J . (2016). Mothers’ dreams, children realities: The case of uprooted families from South Lebanon. Family Process, 55(2), 354-67.
- Kadan, S. Roer-Strier, D. & Bekerman, Z . (2016). Social workers from oppressed minority group treating majority group’s clients: A case study of Palestinian social workers. Social Work, 62(2), 156–164.
- Hochman, Y.& Roer-Strier, D. (2017). The right to remember: The story of the children of Yamit. Megamot, 22(1), (in Hebrew).
- Roer-Strier, D. (2017). Academic training for context-adapted social work with families: Insights and challenges. Society and Welfare 36(3-4) 439-461.
- Dabbagh, T. , Roer-Strier, D. & Kurman, J. (2016). Filial responsibility among uprooted families from South Lebanon: Perspectives of mothers’ and children. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 27 (3), 506-520.
- Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Kurman, J. , & Roer-Strier, D. (2017). The role of resilience in the adjustment of immigrant youth who experienced filial responsibility. Society and Welfare 37 (1), 59-63 (in Hebrew).
- Marey-Sarwan, I. & Roer-Strier, D. (2017). Parent’s perceptions of risk for children: Case study of Bedouin parents from unrecognized villages in Israel. Social Service Review. 91(2), 171-202.
- Wahle, N. , Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y. , Dayan,Y., Erlichman,O. & Roer-Strier, D. (2017). On the margins of racism, immigration and war: Perspectives on risk and protection of young children of Ethiopian origin in Israel. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 25(2), 305-320.
- Marey-Sarwan, I. , Roer-Strier, D. & Otto, H. (2017). Contextualizing risk and protection: Perceptions of Bedouin mothers from unrecognized villages in the Naqab. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 88(3), 306-315.
- Kadan, S., Roer-Strier, D. & Bekerman, Z. (2018). Training in the shadow of the conflict: Perceptions of Palestinians social workers. Society and Welfare (in Hebrew)
- Nadan,Y.,Roer-Strier,D., Gemara,N., Engdou -Vanda,S.& Tener,D. (2018). In the eyes of the beholder: Parental and professional value mismatch in child risk and protection in two communities in Israel. International Journal of Psychology 53(2(, 23–33.
- Nadan, Y., Gemara, N., Keesing, R., Bamberger, E. Roer-Strier,D. & Korbin, J. (2018).‘Spiritual Risk’: A Parental Perception of Risk for Children in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community. The British Journal of Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy092
- Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y. , Dayan,Y., Roer-Strier, D. & Wahle, N. (in press). A qualitative interview with young children: What encourages or inhibits young children's participation? International Journal of Qualitative Methods