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Prof. Uri Aviram
uri.Aviram@mail.huji.ac.il

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Prof. Uri Aviram

uri.aviram@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Academic Profile:

Ph.D. 1972, Univ.of California, Berkeley; Lect. 1972; Sen. Lect. 1977; Assoc. Prof. 1982; Prof. 1990, Emeritus 2004.

 

Research Interests:

Mental health and social policy. Mental health services research.  Community care and rehabilitation for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Mental health and social policy reforms. Psychiatry and law. Involuntary commitment of mentally ill persons. Social work education and career patterns of social workers.

 

Research Projects:

Mental health policy trends in Israel: factors facilitating and hindering reforms towards community mental health service system.

Severely mentally ill persons in Israel: Scope and nature of the problem.

The mental health Rehabilitation Reform in Israel

Israel mental health (insurance) reform (2015)

The changing role of the social worker within the mental health system.

 

Abstracts of Research:

Mental health policy trends in Israel: Factors facilitating and hindering reforms towards community mental health service system: The objective of this study has been to assess mental health policy in Israel. Using a comparative approach, it evaluates what where the factors that hindered attempts to reform the system towards community mental health services and what might have been the factors that could have facilitated the transformation of the system.

Severely mentally ill persons in Israel. Scope and nature of the problem: The objective of this research has been to define the population of chronically mentally ill persons in Israel, assess its major characteristics and estimate the size of this population in the country. Two major criteria have been used for defining the population: hospitalization history and functional disability. In addition, chronic mentally ill persons who had not been hospitalized or received disability pensions were defined and their number in the country was estimated.

Mental health rehabilitation reform in Israel (2000). The objectives of this study have been to study the outcome of the implementation of the Rehabilitation in the Community of the mentally Disabled Persons Law, enacted in 2000, and its impact on the mental health service system in the country.

Israel mental health (insurance) reform (2015). The aim of the study has been to examine the advantages and risks associated with the transfer of responsibility for mental health services to the health funds (HMOs) and their integration into the general medical service system. The project analyzes the issues confronting those in charge of its implementation and the regulators, and recommends the appropriate modifications or ways of dealing with the issues and problems that may arise in the course of the reform’s implementation.

The changing role of the social worker in the mental health service system/ This study surveys the social workers employed in the mental health service system with respect to their assignments and how they view their current and desired role.

 

Recent Publications (From 2000):

Lightman, E. and Aviram, U. (2000). Too much too late: The Advocacy Act in Ontario. Law and Policy, 22, 25-48.

Aviram, U., Admon, Z., Ajzenstadt, M. and Kanter, I. (2000) Change and preservation in mental health legislation in Israel: The legislative process of Israel's new mental health law. Mishpatim: Students' Law Review. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 31,145-191 (Hebrew).

Ajzenstads, M., Aviram, U., Kalian, M. Kanter, A. (2001). Involuntary outpatient commitment in Israel: Treatment or control. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 24, 637-657.

Aviram, U. (2001). Social integration of chronically mentally ill persons: An old problem in a new context. Social Security, 61, 42-61 (Hebrew).

Shera, W. Aviram, U., Healy, B., Ramon, S. (2002). Mental health system reform. Social Work in Health Care, 35, 547-575.

Aviram U. (2002). The changing role of the social worker in the mental health system. Social Work in Health Care, 35, 615-632.

Aviram, U. & Rosenne, H. (2002). Estimating the number of chronically mentally ill persons in Israel: Children, the elderly and the total population. Research report submitted to the Israel (Research Report) National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Tel Hashomer, Israel. January), 62pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Dehan, N. (2002). Intercultural exchange: An experimental program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for education and training ultra-orthodox women for social work. (Research report submitted to the Israel Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport. Jerusalem, Israel, November), 138pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (Ed.) (2003). Academic social work education in Israel: Past, present and future. Tel Aviv: Cherikover, 186 pp. (Hebrew)

Aviram, U. (2003). Social work role in mental health: Does the profession meet the challenge. In U. Aviram (Ed.) (2003).Academic social work education in Israel: Past present and future (pp. 133-158). Tel Aviv: Cherikover, 412 pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Korin-Langer, N. (2004). Resilience among families of the mentally disabled. (Research report submitted to the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Tel Hashomer, Israel, June), 42 pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U., Guy, D., Sykes, I. (2006). A missed opportunity in mental health reform in Israel (1995-1997). Social Security, 71, 53-83 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. and Ginath, Y. (Eds.) (2006). Mental health services in Israel: Trends and issues. Tel-Aviv: Cherikover, pp. 412 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U., Gal, J. & Katan, Y. (Eds.) (2007). Social policy development in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2007). Stumbling reform of mental health services in Israel: Factors hindering the transformation of the locus of services to the community. Society and Welfare, 27, 127-155 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Dehan, N. (2007). The reorganization plan of mental health services in Israel, 1972: Factors facilitating and blocking mental health reform toward community mental health services. In U. Aviram, J. Gal & Y. Katan (Eds.) Social policy development in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for the Study of Social Policy in Israel, 193-238 (Hebrew)

Aviram, U. (2007). From the hospital to the community: Issues and challenges in transferring the locus of mental health services from the psychiatric hospitals to community mental health services. In N. Hadas-Lidor & M. Lachman (Eds.) (2007). Recovery and rehabilitation readings in the mental health field: Practice, policy and research. K'far Yona, Israel: Litam. pp. 195-202 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2010). Promises and pitfalls on the road to a mental health reform in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 3. 171-194.

Dehan, N, & Aviram, U. (2010). Making training in social work accessible for the Israeli ultra-orthodox (Haredi) community- An experimental program of the Hebrew University for training haredi women in social work. Social Security, 82, 113-143 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2010). The Rehabilitation in Community of Persons with Mental Disabilities Law: Intermediate assessment and preparing for the future. Medicine, Psychiatry, 14, 14-23 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2010). Changes in the "back-yard" of the healthcare system in Israel: Promises and perils on the road toward mental health services reform. In Ch. Katz and E. Tzfadia (Eds.) Surveillance state – abandoning state: Social policy in Israel, 1985-2008, Tel Aviv: Resling. pp. 309-334 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2011).The rehabilitation in the community of persons with mental disabilities law of Israel: Challenge and opportunity in a changing mental health service system. In U. Aviram (Ed.) Rehabilitation and community integration of persons with psychiatric disabilities: The first ten years and beyond. International workshop's report Tel Hashomer, Israel: Israel. National Institute for Health Policy Research

Aviram, U., Ginath, Y. & Roe, D. (2012). A Decade to the Rehabilitation in the Community of Persons with Mental Disabilities Law of Israel: Challenges and Opportunities. Psychiatric Services63, 110-112

Aviram, U. (2012). Toward the second decade of implementing the law of the Rehabilitation in the community of persons with Mental Disabilities: Challenges and opportunity for a change in the mental health service system in Israel. Social Security, 90, 155-188 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2013). The law for rehabilitation in the community of persons with mental disabilities: An interim assessment. In D. Ben-David (Ed.) The state of the nation report-Society, economy, and policy in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies (pp.383-407)

Korin-Langer, N., Aviram, U., & Leichtentrit, R. (2014). Resilience among family members of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Society and Welfare, 34, 513-545. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Sagit Azari-Viesel (2015). Mental health reform in Israel: Challenge and opportunity. Policy paper 2015.02. . Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Jerusalem, Israel. 48 pp.  (Hebrew and English).

Aviram, U. (2017).The reform of rehabilitation in the community of persons with psychiatric disabilities: Lessons from the Israeli experience. Community Mental Health Journal, 53, 550-559.

Pertz- Veisvidovsky, N. & Aviram, U. (2017). The rehabilitation of psychiatrically disabled persons' law: Policy reform within changing environments. Social Security, 101, 141-167. (Hebrew)

Aviram, U. & Azary-Viesel, S. (2018). Mental health reform in Israel: challenge and opportunity. Part I: Fundamentals of the reform and the mental health service system on the eve of the reform. Israel Journal of Psychiatry. 55 (3), 45-54

Aviram, U. & Azary-Viesel, S. (2018). Mental health reform in Israel: Challenge and opportunity. Part II: Implementation of the Reform – Issues and Problems. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 55 (3), 55-64.

Aviram, U. (2018). The rehabilitation in the community of persons with mental disabilities Act: An interim assessment. In N. Hadas Lidor and M. Lachman (Eds.) Against all odds: From rehabilitation and recovery to community inclusion in mental health. Kiryat Ono: Ono Academic College. (pp.47-60) (Hebrew)

Aviram, U. (2019). Mental health policy and services in Israel: Between progress and preservation. Tel Aviv: Resling, 264 pp. (Hebrew).

 

 

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פרופ' גייל אוסלנדר

Prof. Gail Auslander
Gail.Auslander@mail.huji.ac.il

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Academic Profile:

PhD. 1985, Columbia University; Lect. 1988; Sen. Lect. 1990; Assoc. Prof. 1997. Prof. 2005.

 

Research Interests:

Quality of life of patients with chronic illness and their families. Help-seeking behavior medical services and social services utilization. Discharge planning and continuity of care. Family caregivers of hospitalized patients (in acute care settings). Parents of children with serious or chronic illness - stress, coping and adaptation. Mobility patterns among people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.{C}

 

 Research Projects:

Families as caregivers of hospitalized patients - tasks, motivation, resources and psychosocial outcomes. Funding:Israel Academy of Sciences.{C}

The continuum of care of social work clients - from the community to the hospital and back. Funding: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research. 

Mood disturbances among hospitalized patients.

The use of advanced tracking technologies for analysis of mobility in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Cognitive Disorders Funding: German-Israeli Project Cooperation (DIP) program committee.

Factors related to utilization of dental health services by older adults in Israel and Europe: a comparative and longitudinal study. Funding: National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research. 

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Abstracts of Current Research :

The continuum of care of social work clients - from the community to the hospital and back:  The objectives of this cross sectional and prospective study are to: 1. Describe the continuum of care for hospitalized patients seen by a social worker: pre-admission services received, discharge planning in hospital, and aftercare services received. 2. Examine various aspects of discharge plan: adequacy of the plan for the patient's needs, adequacy of information given patients and families regarding community services; extent of patient and family participation in decision making. 3. Assess patient satisfaction with discharge-planning services. 4. Examine follow-up care in the community: the degree to which the discharge plan is implemented & meets the patient's needs; personal and medical factors related receipt of needed services; and factors related to satisfaction with community services. 5. Examine implications of discharge planning problems, namely readmissions and E.R. visits. Hebrew, Arabic & Russian-speaking patients aged 25+ discharged from general and specialized internal medicine & surgical departments and seen by a social worker during hospitalization were interviewed (at 2 weeks & 3 months post-discharge). A stratified sample of 1400 patients from 9 general hospitals of 3 sizes (<300 beds; 300-800 beds; 800+ beds) during pre-determined weeks in each of 3 seasons was selected.

 

Families as caregivers of hospitalized patients - tasks, motivation, resources and psychosocial outcomes. Families in Israelare increasingly expected to provide care for their sick or injured relatives, even when the patient is hospitalized in an acute care facility. While there has been considerable research on the nature and outcomes of family caregiving in the community, much less is known about the extent, nature and outcomes of informal caregiving on the inpatient ward. The goals of the study include: 1. To determine the frequency, intensity of informal caregiving  activities on in-patient wards. 2. To determine the main motivations for informal caregiving. 3. To distinguish between the characteristics of patients who have informal caregivers and those who do not, and to describe the characteristics of the caregivers themselves. 4. To assess the outcomes of caregiving, including emotional, health, social and economic outcomes for the caregiver and to identify factors related to positive and negative outcomes. 

 

The Use of Advanced Tracking Technologies for the Analysis of Mobility in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Cognitive Disorders.As the world's population ages, dementia-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease are becoming more prevalent, and constitute a serious threat to the health and well-being of older adults. One of the more common behavioral manifestations of dementia-related disorders is severe problems with out-of-home mobility. It is not uncommon for people with dementia to go missing, or to be found seriously injured, or dead. Various efforts have been attempted to attain a better understanding of mobility behavior in case of dementia, but most studies are based on institutionalized patients. Also, the assessment of out-of-home mobility usually relies on reports of family caregivers and institutional staff, using observational approaches, activity monitoring, or behavioral checklists. This project will address the measurement of mobility in Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders in an innovative way, by taking advantage of advanced tracking technologies. Our focus will be on demented persons, mildly cognitively impaired persons, and unimpaired controls. The obtained data will be used to develop typologies of out-of-home behavior among these study groups. Additional statistical analyses will strive for the explanation of differences in mobility based on a wide range of socio-structural, personality-related as well as environment-related variables. We will also assess the impact of the use of advanced tracking technology on the quality of life of dementia patients and care givers, as well as its potential as a diagnostic tool. The explicit consideration of ethical aspects involved in the use of tracking technology will be a substantial component throughout the project. The proposed project is a collaborative effort between researchers in Israel(HebrewUniversity; TelAvivUniversity) and Germany(UniversityofHeidelberg). It is an interdisciplinary project involving researchers from Geography, Social Work, Gerontology, Psychology, and Medicine.

Factors related to utilization of dental health services by older adults in Israel and Europe: a comparative and longitudinal study. Utilization rates of dental services among the elderly is comparitively low vis-a-vis adult populations in Israel and abroad. Beyond economic barriers, factors that explain this gap have not been examined comprehensively. The proposed study is based on Andersen’s Behavioral Model and examines a combination of predisposing, enabling and need factors. The study uses data from two waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Study goals include: 1. Examine utilization rates and reported reasons for non-utilization of dental services in Israel, compared to countries in Europe. 2. Examine changes in utilization levels and reported reasons for non-utilization between the two time periods in Israel.  3. Examine factors that explain utilization rates in Israel and in comparison with European countries.  4. Examine whether changes in predictor variables between Wave 1 and Wave 2 are related to utilization in Wave 2. 5. Compare the characteristics of people who have dental insurance and those who do note, and examine factors related to utilization, among those with dental insurance in Israel. We hypothesized that utilization rates are lower in Israel than in European countries where dental care is included in National Health Insurance. The strength of the relationships between predisposing and enabling variables and utilization will be stronger than those between need variables and utilization. The combination of variables that explain utilization in Israel will be different than that in other countries. The study will be based on a secondary analysis of interview data from the first two waves of data collection of SHARE. The study population includes only those aged 65 +, who were interviewed in both waves (about 950 in Israel, >13,000 in Europe), and employs a cross-sectional, comparative and longitudinal design.

 

Recent Publications:

Auslander, G. (2000). A friend in need: Use of personal connections by social work clients. Administration in Social Work, 24(1), 39-56.

Auslander, G. (2000). Social work research and evaluation in Israel. Social Work Research and Evaluation: An International Journal, 1(1), 17-34.

Auslander, G. (2000). Using large classes to positive advantage: involving students as research subjects and active learners. Social Work Education, 19(4), 375-385.

Auslander, G., Dobrof, J. and Epstein, I.(in press). Comparing social work's role in renal dialysis in Israeland theUnited States: The practice-based research potential of available clinical information. Social Work in Health Care.

Auslander, G. (2000). Outcomes of social work interventions in health settings. Social Work in Health Care, 31(2), 31-46.

Auslander, G.  & Buchs, A. (2002). Evaluating an activity intervention with hemodialysis patients in Israel. Social Work in Health Care, 35(1/2), 407-423.

Auslander, G., Netzer, D. & Arad, I.(2003). Parental anxiety following discharge of their Very Low Birth Weight infants.Family Relations, 52, 12-21.

Auslander, G., Netzer, D. & Arad, I.(2003). Parents' satisfaction with care in the neonatal intensive care unit: the role of sociocultural factors. Children's Health Care, 32(1), 17-36.

Amir, V. & Auslander, G. (2003).  Inter-organizational cooperation among social workers:  The case of community mental health centers and municipal social service departments in Israel.  British Journal of Social Work, 33, 557-566. 

Auslander, G., Soffer, M., Auslander, B. (2003). The supportive community: Accepting and utilizing help among old people in Jerusalem. Social Work Research, 27 (209-221).

Frank, T., Auslander, G., Weissgarten, Y. (2003). Quality of life of patients with end-stage renal disease at various stages of the illness. Social Work in Health Care, 2, 1-27.

Shechter, M., Auslander, G., Weinmann, E.E., Bass, A. (2003). Quality of life and social support following distal arterial bypass in elderly patients. IsraelMedical Association Journal, 5, 322-325.

Auslander, G. with Abramovitch, A., Ben-Shachar, I., Feigin, R., Frank, T., Rabin, B., Soskolne, V. (2005). Social work in the health system: International issues and their relevance for Israel. Society and Welfare. (Hebrew).

Auslander, G., Soskolne, V., Ben-Shachar, I.(2005). Utilization of health-based social work services among immigrant and veteran older persons in Israel. Health and Social Work, 30, 241-251.

Green, V., & Auslander, G. (2005). The relationship between formal social networks and quality of life among frail elders, and the special contribution of the physician. Gerontologia. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V., Auslander, G. K., Ben Shahar, I.(2006). Help seeking and barriers to utilization of medical and social work services among ageing immigrants to Israelfrom the former Soviet Union. Health and Social Care in the Community, 14, 74-84.

Soffer, M. & Auslander, G. (2006). The role of stress in the relationship between gender and stress. Society and Welfare. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. & Auslander, G. K. (2006,) Help-seeking for health-related problems among aging immigrants. In Sara Carmel, Carol A. Morse, and Fernando M. Torres-Gil (Eds.) Lessons on Aging from Three Nations. New York: Baywood Press.

Auslander, G., Soskolne, V., Stanger, V., Ben-Shahar, I. & Kaplan, G. (2008). Discharge planning in acute care hospitals in Israel: Services planned and levels of implementation and adequacy. Health and Social Work.33(3), 178-188

Olshtain-Mann, O. & Auslander, G. (2008). Parents of preterm infants, two months after discharge from the hospital: Are they still at (parental) risk? Health and Social Work. 33, 299-308.

Green, V. & Auslander, G. (2008). Social Network and Social Support among Functionally Impaired Older People Living in the Community.  Gerontologia, 35, 111-126 (Hebrew)/

Shoval, N., Auslander, G. K, Freytag, T., Landau, R., Oswald, F., Seidl, U., Wahl, H. W., Werner, S. & Heinik, J. (2008). The use of advanced tracking technologies for the analysis of mobility in Alzheimer's disease and related cognitive diseases. BMC Geriatrics (electronic journal).

Landau, R., Werner, S., Auslander, G. K., Shoval, N. & Heinik, J. (2009). Attitudes of Family and Professional Care-Givers towards the Use of GPS for Tracking Patients with Dementia: An Exploratory Study. British Journal of Social Work. 39(9), 670-693.

Auslander, G. K., Werner,S., Shoval, N., Isaacson, M.,  Landau, R., Heinik, J. (2010). Cooperation with Complex Research Protocols: The Use of Global Positioning Systems with Cognitively Impaired Elders – A Preliminary Report. The Open Longevity Science Journal, 4, 1-8.

Cohen, H., Auslander, G. & Chen, Y. (2010). Family caregiving to hospitalized end-of-life and acutely ill geriatric patients. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36 (8).

Landau, R., Werner, S., Auslander, G. K., Shoval, N. & Heinik, J. (2010). Family and professional caregivers' views of using advanced technology to track people with dementia. Qualitative Health Research. 20: 409-419

Landau, R, Werner, S. Auslander, G., Shoval, N., & Heinik, J. (2010). What do cognitively intact older people think about the use of electronic tracking devices for people with dementia: A preliminary analysis. International Psychogeriatrics., 22(8), 1303-1309

Oswald, F. Wahl, H-W., Voss, E, Schilling, O, Freytag, T., Auslander, G., Shoval, N., Heinik, J., Landau R. (2010). The use of tracking technologies for the analysis of outdoor mobility in the face of dementia: First steps into a project and some illustrative findings from Germany. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 24, 1, 55-73.

Shoval, N., Auslander, G., Cohen-Shalom, K., Isaacson, M., Landau, R., Heinik, J. & (2010). What can we learn about the mobility of the elderly in the GPS era? Journal of Transport Geography, 18(5), 603-612.

Soskolne, V., Auslander, G.K., Ben Shahar, I., Stanger, V., Kaplan, G. (2010). Social work discharge planning in acute care hospitals in Israel:  Clients’ evaluation of the discharge planning process and adequacy. Research on Social Work Practice, 20. 368-379.

Auslander, G. (2011). Family Caregivers of Hospitalized Adults in Israel: A Point-Prevalence Survey and Exploration of Tasks and Motives. Research in Nursing and Health, 34(3), 204-217.

Barzilay, Y., Shoval, N., Liebergall, M., Birenboim, A., Isaacson, M., Vaccaro, A.R., Kaplan, L. (2011). Assessing the outcomes of spine surgery using global positioning systems. Spine, 35. E263-267.

Landau, R., Werner, S., Auslander, G., Shoval, N. & Heinik, J. (2011). Who should make the decision on the use of GPS for people with dementia? Aging and Mental Health, 15, 78-84.

Shoval, N., Wahl, H.-W., Auslander, G., Isaacson, M., Oswald, F., Edry, T., Landau, R. & Heinik, J.(2011). Use of geographical positioning systems to measure the out-of-home mobility of older adults with differing cognitive functioning, Aging and Society, 31, 849-869.

Auslander, G. (2012). Depressive symptoms among hospitalized patients in Israel. Social Work in Health Care, 51, 107-123.

Werner, S., Auslander, G., Shoval, N., Gitlitz, T., Landau, R. & Heinik, J. (2012). Caregiving burden and out-of-home mobility of cognitively impaired care-recipients based on GPS tracking.  International Psychogeriatrics .

Lalayants, M., Epstein, I., Auslander, G., Chan, W., Fouche, C., Giles, R., Joubert, L., Rosenne, H. & Vertigan, A. (accepted for publication). Clinical data-mining: Learning from practice in international settings. International Social Work.

Wettstein, M., Wahl, H.W., Shoval, N., Oswald, F., Voss, E., Seidl, U., Frölich, L., Auslander, G., Heinik, J., Landau, R. (accepted for publication). Out-of-home Behavior and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Findings of the SenTra Project. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

 

 

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מר מנחם בירנבוים

Mr Menachem Birnbaum
Menachem.Birnbaum@huji.ac.il

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Birnbaum Menachem

E-mail: Menachem.birnbaum@mail.huji.c.il

Higher Education

1981-1986       M.A. (with honors) (school of social work and social welfare,
                         Hebrew University, Israel)

1972-1975       B.A., (Sociology, Social Science Faculty, The Hebrew University, Israel)

 

Appointments at the Hebrew University

September 2016      retired

1989-2016       Teacher – Lecturer (parallel track)

1985-1988    social work school computer coordinator

 

List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

Journal Articles

Strauss, E., Bargal, D., Birnbaum, M. (2019). Social workers’ attitudes towards self help groups Society & Welfare 39, 309-340(Hebrew).

 

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ד"ר בלהה בכרך

Dr. Bilah Bachrach
bilha.bachrach@mail.huji.ac.il

 

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Academic Profile: 

Hebrew University; Teacher 2009.

 

Research Interests:

Loss and bereavement; Video and Cinema therapy; Creativity and psycho-social interventions; Social work practice

 

Research Projects:

Memorial films - cinematic narrative and coping with bereavement. Beraveed parents in memorial films.

 

Recent Publications:

Bilha Bachrach and Ruth Landau (2012). The Place of Mysticism in Personal Commemorative Films of Bereaved Parents. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 25: 154-169

Bilha Bachrach and Ruth Landau (2014). Reconstructing the Loss: Bereaved Parents in Personal Commemorative Films. Journal of loss and trauma, 19: 484-495

 

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פרופ' רמי בנבנישתי

Prof. Rami Benbenishty
ramibenben@gmail.com

קרא עוד
Rami Benbenishty

Education
1981   Ph.D.         Social Work & Psychology, University of  Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1978    M.A          Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Israel

1975   B.A.           Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Israel

 

Honors and Awards (Since 2015)

Distinguished Research Article, Division E., American Educational Research Association
             (AERA), 2020

Elected Member, National Academy of Education (NAEd), 2019

Elected Member, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), 2018

Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), 2017

Fellow, Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), 2017

EMET Prize for Science, Art, and Culture, Office of the Prime Minister, Israel 2016 

 

Current Academic positions (since 2000)

2008 - Present         Professor Emeritus

                                   Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare

                                   Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2018– Present          Professor Emeritus

            Louis & Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work

            Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

 

Grants (Since 2015)

2018    Benbenishty, R. (Co-PI), & Moore, H. (Co-PI),

             Developing new processes and building capacity to improve the use of data on the

             district and local levels. Yad Hanadiv Foundation.

             396,000 Israeli Shekels

2018    Refaeli, T. (Co-PI), Benbenishty, R. (Co-PI),, & Zeira, A. (Co-PI)

            A longitudinal study of outcomes and life trajectories of residential care leavers

            Israel Science Foundation

            270,000 Israeli Shekels

2016    Zeira, A. (Co-PI) & Benbenishty, R. (Co-PI),

           A follow up of graduates of Youth Vllages,

            Ministry of Education,                                            

            300,000 Israeli Shekels                                           

2015   Benbenishty (Co-PI), Dekel, R. (Co-PI) & Schiff, M. (Co-PI).

           Assessing needs of the foster care community following the Gaza War,

           Ministry of Welfare & Ashalim          

           86,000 Israeli Shekels

 

List of Publications (Since 2015)

Scholarly Books

Fluke, J. D., López, M., Benbenishty, R., Knorth, E. J., & Baumann, D. J. (Eds.).  (2020)  Decision making and judgement in child welfare and protection: Theory, research, and practice. Oxford.

Benbenishty, R. (2019). Methods of quantitative research. Webbook. (an electronic book, in Hebrew)

Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Bullying, school violence, and climate in evolving contexts: Culture, organization and time.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Astor, R. A., Jacobson, L., Wrabel, S., Benbenishty, R., & Pineda, D. (2018). Welcoming Practices: Creating schools that support students and families in transition. New YorkOxford University Press.

Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Mapping and monitoring bullying and violence: Building a safe school climate. New York: Oxford University Press.

Benbenishty, A., & Benbenishty, R. (2015). Hope-building leadership: From theory to practice. Jerusalem: Geffen.[Hebrew]

Peer reviewed Chapters in Edited Books

 Benbenishty, R., & Fluke, J. D. (in press). Key concepts and theoretical perspectives.  In J. D. Fluke, M. López, R. Benbenishty, E. J. Knorth, D. J. & Baumann, D. J. (Eds.). (in press).  Decision making and judgement in child welfare and protection: Theory, research, and practice.  Oxford.

Gautschi, K. & Benbneishty, R. (in press). Empirical methods for studying decision making in child welfare and protection. In J. D. Fluke, M. López, R. Benbenishty, E. J. Knorth, D. J. & Baumann, D. J. (Eds.). (in press).  Decision making and judgement in child welfare and protection: Theory, research, and practice.  Oxford.

 Lopez, M. L. & Benbenishty, R. (in press).  Lessons learned from international studies on child protection decision making employing the model of Judgments and Decisions Processes in Context (JUDPiC). In J. D. Fluke, M. López, R. Benbenishty, E. J. Knorth, D. J. & Baumann, D. J. (Eds.). (in press).  Decision making and judgement in child welfare and protection: Theory, research, and practice.  Oxford.

 Fluke, J. D., López, M. M., Benbenishty, R., Knorth, E. J., & Baumann, D. J. (in press). Advancing the field of decision making and judgement in child welfare and protection: A look back and forward.  In J. D. Fluke, M. López, R. Benbenishty, E. J. Knorth, D. J. & Baumann, D. J. (Eds.). (in press).  Decision making and judgement in child welfare and protection: Theory, research, and practice.  Oxford.

 Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Shadmi, H., Glickman, H., Luke, E., Ratner, D., Segel, H., & Raz, T. (2020). The Israel Model: A centralized national and local system designed to achieve optimal school climate driven by monitoring on multiple levels. In J. Cohen & D. Espelage (Eds.). Creating safe, supportive and engaging K-12 schools: Challenges and opportunities around the world. Cambridge MA: Harvard Education Press.

Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2020). Proposed policies to reduce weapons in schools: Based on research from an ecological conceptual model. In J. G. Dweyer (Ed.).: Oxford handbook of children and the law. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190694395.013.28

 Flannery, D. J., Bear, G., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Bradshaw, C. P., Sugai, G., …Osher, D. (In press). The scientific evidence supporting an eight point public health oriented action plan to prevent gun violence. In D. Osher, M. Mayer, R. Jagers, K. Kendziora, & L. Wood (Eds.) . Keeping students safe and helping them thrive: A collaborative handbook for education, safety, and justice professionals, families, and communities (2 vols.). New York: Praeger.  

Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2019). Conceptual foundations and ecological influences of school violence, bullying, and safety. In M. J. Meyer & S. Jimerson (Eds.), School safety and violence prevention: Science, practice, and policy driving change (pp. 19-44). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Lopez, V., Ascorra, P., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Bilbao, M., & Carrasco, C. (2019). De Violencia a la convivencia escolar: Una decada de investigacion. In V. Lopez & P. Ascorra (Eds.) Una decada de investigacion en convivencia escolar  (pp.            15 – 50). Valpraiso: Ponitifica Universidad Catheolica de Valpraiso.                                     

Lopez. V., Bilbao, M., Ascorra, P., Carrasco, C., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., & Alvare, J. P. (2019). El sistema de monitoreo de la convivencia escolar PACES-PUVC: Une experiencia de transferencia a la politica publica. In V. Lopez & P. Ascorra (Eds.) Una decada de investigacion en convivencia escolar  (pp. 161 – 186). Valpraiso: Ponitifica Universidad Catheolica de Valpraiso.                            

Berkowitz, R., Iachini, A. L., Moore, H., Capp, G., Pitner, R. O., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2017). School climate. In Noblit, G.W. (Ed.) Oxford research encyclopedia of education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Capp, G. P., Moore, H., Pitner, R., Iachini, A.L., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2017). Promoting school safety: How educators and school leaders can address and prevent school violence and victimization. In Noblit, G.W. (Ed.) Oxford research encyclopedia of education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pitner, R., Capp, G., Moore, H., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R.A. (2017). Prevention of violence, aggression, and bullying in schools. In P. Sturmey (Ed.) The Wiley handbook of violence and aggression (Volume 3), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Publisher.

Iachini, A.L., Berkowitz, R., Moore, H., Pitner, R., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2017). School Climate. In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of social work online (ESWO). New York: Oxford University Press.

Pitner, R., Moore, H., Capp, G., Iachini, A.L., Berkowitz, R., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2017). School safety, victimization, and bullying: An overview of violence interventions and monitoring approaches. In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO). New York: Oxford University Press.

Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2016). School violence and bullying in evolving ecological contexts. In E. Debarbieux (Ed.) La ecole face a la violence: Decrir, expliquer, agir. Armand Colin. [French].

Astor, R. A., Capp, G. Moore, H., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). Lessons from monitoring social emotional learning in Israel and California schools.  In Shute, R. H., & Slee, P. T. (Eds.) Mental health through schools: The way forward. (pp. 173-186) Hove: Routledge

Pitner, R. O., Marachi, R., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty R, (2015). Evidence-based violence prevention programs and best implementation practices. In K. Corcoran & A. R. Roberts (Ed.), Social worker’s desk reference (3rd edition) (pp. 1050-1068). N.Y. Oxford University Press.

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

López, V. García-Quiroga, M., Benbenishty, R., Gonzále, L. Squicciarini, A. M., & Sánchez, P. (in press). Sexual harassment by peers in Chilean schools. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Zeira, A., Achdut, N., Benbenishty, R., & Shimoni. E. (in press). Follow-up study of alumni of youth villages: Educational outcomes. Society and Welfare.(Hebrew)

Tuval-Mashiach, R., Levy, D., Refaeli, T., Verdiger, N-P., Zeira, A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Between being unique and being like everyone else: The development of sense of agency in young women at risk. Children and Youth Service Review, 107, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104524

Hadass, M., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (in press). Role of school-climate in school-based violence among homeless and nonhomeless students: Individual- and school-level analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect.

López, V., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Ascorra, P. & González, L. (in press). Teachers victimizing students: Contributions of student-to-teacher victimization, peer victimization, school safety, and school climate in Chile. American Journal of Orthopschiatry.

Moore, H., Astor, R.A. & Benbenishty R. (2019). A statewide study of school-based victimization, discriminatory-bullying, and weapon involvement among homeless and non-homeless students. Social Work Research 43, 181-194. Doi: 10.1093/swr/svz010

Naim-Levy, N., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Associations of involvement of parents of children in post-hospitalization residential care settings and the quality of the parent-child relationships with changes in the children's functioning. Hevra U'Revacha (Society & Welfare), 39, 281-308.

Refaeli, T., Zeira, A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Predictors of life satisfaction among care-leavers: A mixed-method longitudinal study. Children and Youth Service Review, 99, 146-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.044

Moore, H., Astor, R. A., Benbenishty, R. (2019). Substance use off and on school grounds: A California statewide comparison between different groups of Homeless students and nonhomeless students. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, 92, 141-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.12.006

Zeira, A., Refali, T., & Benbenishty, A. (2019). Aspirations toward higher education: a longitudinal study among alumni of public care in Israel. Journal of Youth Studies. 22, 1035-1052. 10.1080/13676261.2018.1562165

Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Lopez, V., Bilbao, M., Ascorra, P. (2019). Victimization of teachers by students in Israel and in Chile and its relations with teachers’ victimization of students. Aggressive Behavior, 45, 107-119. DOI: 10.1002/ab.21791

Refaeli, T., Levy, D., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Self-esteem, life satisfaction, and positive future perception among at-risk and comparison group participants in national civic service. Journal of Social Service Research,44, 425-435, DOI:10.1080/01488376.2018.1476292

  Schiff, M., Dekel, R., Gilbar, O., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Helping the helpers: Posttraumatic distress and need for help among Israeli social workers in foster care agencies following armed conflict. Child & Family Social Work, 23, 466-474.

 Zeira, A., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Meir, G., Levy, D., Refaeli, T., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Alumni of national civic service: Comparing the experience of at-risk and mainstream volunteers. International Social Work, 6, 1027-1024.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872817695393

Capp, G. P., Astor, R. A., Benbenishty, R., & Pineda, D. (In press) Learning Together: Implementation of a peer-tutoring intervention targeting academic and social emotional needs. Children & Schools, 40, 173-183. https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/cdy009 

Siegel, A., Esqueda, M. C., Berkowitz, R., Sullivan, K., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Welcoming parents to their child’s school: Practices supporting students with diverse needs and backgrounds. Education and Urban Society, 51, 756-784. 10.1177/0013124517747682

Melkman, E., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Social support networks of care leavers: Mediating between childhood adversity and adult functioning. Children and Youth Services Review, 86, 176-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.01.040

Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., & Roziner, I. (2018). A school-based multilevel study of adolescent suicide ideation in California high schools. Journal of Pediatrics, 196, 251-257. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.12.070

Gilbar, O., Benbenishty, R., Schiff, M., & Dekel, R. (2018). Foster parents exposed to political violence: The role of support in addressing emotional and functional difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, 211-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.026

Lopez, V., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Bilbao, M., Ascorra, P., Carrasco, C., Refa eli, T., & Roziner, I. (2018). Cross-cultural patterns of student victimization in Israel and Chile. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 780-792. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-017-0930-2

Benbenishty, A., Siegel, A., & Astor, R. A. (2018). School-related experiences of adolescents in foster care: A comparison with their high-school peers. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88, 261 - 268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000242

Moore, H., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., & Rice, E. (2018). The positive role of school climate on school victimization, depression and suicidal ideation among school-attending homeless youth. Journal of School Violence, 17, 298 – 310. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2017.1322518

Carvalho, J. M. S., Degado, P., Benbenishty, R., Davidson-Arad, B., &  Pint, S., (2018). Professional judgements and decisions on placement in foster care and reunification in Portugal. European Journal of Social Work, 2, 296 – 310. DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2017.1291494.

Carvalho, J. M., Delgado, P., Pinto, V. S., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Reunification in foster care: Influences on decision-making. Child Abuse & Neglect86, 67-78.         

DePedro, K. T., Astor, R. A., Gilreath, T., Benbenishty, R., & Berkowitz, R. (2018). School climate, deployment, and mental health among students in military-connected schools. Youth & Society, 50, 93-115. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X15592296

Capp, G. P., Astor, R.A., Benbenishty, R., Weiss, E., Pineda, D. (2017). School staff perceptions of military-connected students in civilian public schools: Implications for teachers, counselors, and school staff. Military Behavioral Health, 5, 147-156.

Capp, G. P., Benbenishty, R., Moore, H., Pineda, D., Astor, R. A., Castillo, B., De Pedro, K. M. T. (2017). Partners at Learning: A service-learning approach to serving public school students from military families. Military Behavioral Health, 5, 1-10.

Berkowitz, R., Astor, R. A., Pineda, D., De Pedro, K., Weiss, E., & Benbenishty, R. (2017). Parental involvement and perceptions of school climate in California. Urban Education, online, 10 January, 2017.

Jedwab, M., & Benbenishty, R. (2017). Israeli paediatricians' attitudes and experience of reporting child maltreatment and related training needs. Child Abuse Review, 26, 439-450. DOI: 10.1002/car.2468

Castillo, B., Moore, H., De-Pedro, K., Capp, G., Pineda, D., Astor, R.A. & Benbenishty, R. (2017). An evaluation of the use of educational resource guides for military students in public schools. Military Behavioral Health, Online, 27 January, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2016.1272020

Benbenishty, R. (2016). A stance toward residential placement – In what context? Society & Welfare, 36, 191 – 200. [Hebrew]

Benbenishty, R., Zeira, A., & Arzav, S. (2015). Educational achievements of youth vilages alumni in Israel. Mifgash Laavoda Chinoochit Socialit, 42, 9-33. [Hebrew]

Attar-Schwartz, S., Benbensihty, R., & Roziner, I. (2017). Change trajectories of aggressive behavior among children in long-term residential care. Child Abuse & Neglect, 65. 156-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.

De Pedro, K. T., Pineda, D., Capp, G., Moore, H., Benbenishty. R., & Astor, R. A. (2017). Implementation of a school district-wide grassroots antibullying initiative: A school staff and parent-focused evaluation of Because Nice Matters. Children & Schools, 39, 137-145. DOI: 10.1093/cs/cdx008

Berkowitz, R., Moore, H., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2017). A research synthesis of the associations between socioeconomic background, inequality, school climate, and academic achievement. Review of Educational Research, 87, 425-469. DOI:10.3102/0034654316669821  

Siegel, A., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2016).  A comparison of adolescents in foster care and their peers in high school: A study of sbstance use behaviors and attitudes. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 25, 530-538. DOI: 10.1080/1067828X.2016.1139481

Melkman, E., Refaeli, T., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). An emprical test of a model of academic expectations among youth in residentail care. Children and Youth Services Review, 67, 133-141.  10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.05.023

Fang, L., Schiff, M., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). Mediating roles of school support and posttraumatic stress in the relationship between political violence exposure and risk behaviors among Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel. American Journal of Orthopsychiatr, 86, 662-670. DOI: 10.1037/ort0000178

Benbenishty, R., Astor R.A., Roziner I,  & Wrabel S. (2016). Testing the causal links between school climate, school violence, and school academic performance: A cross-lagged panel autoregressive model. Educational Researcher, 45, 187-196. DOI: 10.3102/0013189X16644603

Benbenishty, R., & Nir, M. (2015).  Harcèlement traditionnel et violence au moyen des outils électroniques de communication entre adolescents en milieu scolaire en Israel. Les Dossiers des Sciences de l'Education, 13-30. [French]

Capp, G. P., Berkowitz, R., Sullivan, K. S., Astor, R. A., De Pedro, K. T., Gilreath, T. D., Benbenishty, R., & Rice, E., (2016). Adult relationships in multiple contexts and associations with adolescent mental health. Research on Social Work Practice, 26, 622-629. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515624967

Melkman, E., Refaeli, T., Bibi, B., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). Readiness for independent living among youth on the verge of leaving juvenile correctional facilities.International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 60, 1209-1225. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X15575117 Gilreath, T., Wrabel, S., L., Sullivan, K. S., Capp, G., P., Roziner, I., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R., A. (2016). Suicidality among military connected adolescents in California schools. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 25, 61-66. DOI 10.1007/s00787-015-0696-2.

De Pedro, K. T., Astor, R. A., Gilreath, T., Benbenishty, R., & Berkowitz, R. (2016). Examining the relationship between school climate and peer victimization among students in military-connected public schools.  Violence and Victims, 31, 751-767. DOI: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-15-00009

Davidson-Arad, B., & Benbenishty, R., (2016).  Child welfare attitudes, risk assessments and intervention recommendations: The Role of professional expertise. British Journal of Social Work, 46, 186-203. 10.1093/bjsw/bcu110

Estrada, J. N., Gilreath, T.D., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). A statewide study of gang membership in California secondary schools. Youth & Society, 48, 720-736. 10.1177/0044118X14528957 

Berkowitz, R., Astor, R. A. Glickman, H., Raz, T. Lipshtadt, N., Benbenishty, R., Ben-Artzi, E. (2015). Les relations entre milieu social, climat scolaire et réussite scolaire en Israël : les hypothèses de compensation, de médiation et de modération. Revue Éducation et Formations, 88-89, 123 – 144. [French]

Sullivan, K., Capp, G., Gilreath, T., Benbenishty, R., Roziner, I., & Astor, R. A. (2015). Substance abuse and other adverse outcomes for military-connected youth in California:  Results from a large-scale normative population survey. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 922-928. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1413.

Benbenishty, R., Davidson-Arad, B., López, M., Devaney, J., Spratt, S., Koopmans, C., Knorth, E. J., Witteman, C. L. M., Del Valle, J. F., & Hayes, D. (2015). Decision making in child protection: An international comparative study on maltreatment substantiation, risk assessment and interventions recommendations, and the role of professionals’ child welfare attitudes. Child Abuse & Neglect, 49, 63-75. 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.03.015

Lopez, M., Fluke, J. D., Benbenishty, R., & Knorth, E. J. (2015). Commentary on decision-making and judgments in child maltreatment prevention and response: An overview. Child Abuse & Neglect. 49, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.08.013

Berkowitz, R., Glickman, H., Benbenishty, R., Ben Artzi, E., Raz, T., Lipshtat, N., & Astor, R. (2015). Compensating, mediating, and moderating effects of school climate on academic achievement gaps in Israel. Teachers College Records, 117, 1-34.

Jedwab, M., Benbenishty, R., Chen, W., Glasser, S., Siegal, G., & Lerner-Geva, L. (2015). Child protection decisions to substantiate hospital child protection teams’ reports of suspected maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 40, 132-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.11.006

Melkman, E., Mor-Salwo, Y., Mangold, K., Zeller, M., & Benbenishty, R. (2015). Care leavers as helpers: Motivations for and benefits of helping others. Children and Youth Service Review, 54, 41-48. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X15575117

Sullivan, K.S., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., Capp, G., Gilreath, T., Rice, E. (2015). The impact of maternal and paternal deployment on depressive symptoms and wellbeing among military-connected youth. Military Behavioral Health, 3, 182-189.DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2015.1038402

Garcia, E., De Pedro, K., Astor, R., Lester, P., & Benbenishty, R. (2015). FOCUS School-Based Skill-Building Groups: Training and implementation. Journal of Social Work Education, s102-s116. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2015.1001292

 

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Ms Minda Garr
msminda@mscc.huji.ac.il

 

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Academic Profile: 

M.S.W. 1977, University of Iowa; Teacher 1986

 

Research Interests:

Social work practice education; cognitive therapy;  adolescent psychosocial development;  sexuality education.    Specialization in mind/body/spirit healing 

 

Recent Publications:

Garr Minda and Goldie Marans. Ultra-orthodox women in Israel: a pilot project in social work education, Social Work Education, 20(4), 2001.

Garr, Minda. Looking for solutions, not problems, Camping Magazine, 78(6), 2005.

Garr, Minda. Understanding group processes, Camping Magazine, 79(2), 2006.

Garr, Minda and Rabbi Ronald Garr. Establishing clear limits, Camping Magazine, 79(6), 2006.

Garr, Minda. Sexuality education in the camp setting: a thirty-four year retrospective, Camping Magazine, (March/April) 2012.

Garr, Minda. The interface between camp and family: the challenge of dealing with loss and bereavement, Camping Magazine, 2015.

Garr, Minda.  Interfacing between short-term, time-limited crisis intervention, treating trauma and shock, and trance and subtle energy work: case study. Accepted for publication, Journal of Heart-Centered Therapies, Spring, 2016.

 

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Prof. Daniel Gottlieb
פרופ' עמית
danielgt@nioi.gov.il

 

קרא עוד

 

 

Gottlieb Daniel

 

E-mail: daniel.gottlieb52@gmail.com

Higher Education                

Postdoctoral Studies (instead of)                                International Monetary Fund (2 years)

Economics, Hebrew University, Israel                       Ph.D.

Economics, London School of Economics, UK         M.Sc.

Economics, University of Zuerich, Switzerland        Lic. Oec. Publ. (B.A./M.A)

 

Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)

 

Not applicable

 

Appointments at the Hebrew University            

Associate Professor,   Social Work, Hebrew University, Israel (2015 – present)

Senior Lecturer,          Social Work, Hebrew University, Israel (2011 – 2015)

Economics, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (2003 - 2008)

Lecturer, Economics, Hebrew University, Israel (

                                    Tel Aviv University, Israel

 

Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)

Deputy Director General for Research and Planning, National Insurance Institute (since 2008)

Senior Adviser to Governors of the Bank of Israel (from 1995 to 2008)

Head of NII committee for the Fund for Special Enterprises (קרן מפעלים מיוחדים, last 12 years)

Head of NII committee for the Fund for Social Research in Israel (מפעלים מיוחדים, last 12 years)

Head of NII committee for confidential data transfer between public bodies (last 12 years)

Head of NII committee on policy changes                                                     (2016-2018)

 

Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)

Not applicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

 

Books & Edited Books

Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Bullying, school violence, and climate in evolving contexts: Culture, organization and time.  New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Chapters in Collections

Gottlieb D. and Netanela Barkali, Chapter 1 in the Annual Report, National Insurance Institute, 2015, Social Policy and Trends in the Development of Social Benefits, National Insurance Institute.

Gottlieb D., Chapter 1 in the Annual Report, National Insurance Institute, 2016, Universal Basic Income, Risk or Opportunity, National Insurance Institute, 3-66.

Gottlieb D., Chapter 1 in the Annual Report, National Insurance Institute, 2017, Social Security, Policy Proposals, National Insurance Institute, 3-76, available from the author.

 

Journal Articles

Gottlieb Daniel and Esther Toledano, 2015, Part-Time Employees and Extended Unemployment, 2000-2011, National Insurance Institute, Working papers, No. 120, July, 1-19.

Gottlieb Daniel, “Social Benefit Policy during the Corona Crisis, 2020, October, Society and Welfare, The Israeli Quarterly Journal of Social Work, forthcoming, 1-4.

Gottlieb Daniel, “Take Up of Social Rights in Israel, Empirical Evidence,” Social Security, October, 2020, forthcoming, 6-34.

Gottlieb Daniel, 2015, " The multidimensional adequacy of social insurance benefits and insurability," International Social Security Review, Vol. 68, 3/2015, 69-97.

Gottlieb Daniel, 2019, “Saving For Every Child Program: Implications for inequality, and policy alternatives,” National Insurance Institute, Working papers, No. 130, July, 1-26.

Gottlieb Daniel, ed., 2017, “Commission Report, Policy Proposals for the Enhancement of Social Security, Commission Report, National Insurance Institute, July, 1-16.

Gottlieb Daniel, Eytan Sheshinsky et al., 2017, “On the relationship between Longevity and Income, Israel Democracy Institute and National Insurance Institute, Research Report, December, 1-16.

Gottlieb Daniel, Eytan Sheshinsky et al., 2018, “Realization of Pension Savings after Retirement: Implications of the Association between Longevity and Income, Israel Democracy Institute and National Insurance Institute, Research Report, December, 1-26.

Gottlieb Daniel, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, et al., 2019, “Enrollment and participation in a universal child savings program: Evidence from the rollout of Israel's National Program”, Children and Youth Services Review, 225-238.

Gottlieb Daniel, Netanela Barkali et al., 2016, “Equivalence scales and Poverty Measurement in Israel, 1968-2013”, Working Papers, National Insurance Institute, 1-40.

Gottlieb Daniel, Simon Brimblecombe and Ian Orton, 2015, “Introduction: Proceedings of the ISSA 2014 International Research Conference”, International Social Security Review, Vol. 68, 3/2015, 1-13.

 

 

 

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Dr. Yael Dayan
Yael.Dayan@huji.ac.il

 

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Academic Profile:

M.A. 1985, Hebrew University. Teacher 1990; Senior Teacher 2001

 

Research Interests:

Early childhood education – provisions, intervention programs, curriculum.

Children's perspectives research

Early childhood teacher education and supervision

 

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Prof. Uri Yanay
uri.yanay@huji.ac.il

 

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Research Interests:

Personal social services, social policy and services designed for victims of crime and terrorism, restorative justice programs, family group conferencing, ‘victim impact statement', the empowerment of individuals and groups through conferencing and mediation programs.

 

Research Projects:

 The principles and changes in the policy and programs designed for victims of hostile (terrorist) acts in Israel. Funding: The National Insurance Institute.

Caring for crime victims by the Local Welfare Bureaus in Israel. Funding: The National Insurance Institute.

Restorative Justice and Victim offender mediation programs study. Funding: The HarveyL.SilbertCenterforIsraelStudies.

The personal expenses of people who were criminally victimized. A grant by The Ministry of Justice, The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Crime Victims.

Worries of parents to school children, A research study.  Funding: The HebrewUniversityof Jerusalem.

The introduction of the "victim impact statement" in Israeli Courts of Law. Funding: The Israeli Association of Criminology and the MinervaCenterfor Human Rights.

 

Abstracts of Current Research :

Victims of terrorism: This research examines the personal social services and the social assistance programs designed to help individuals and families who lost their dear ones in a hostile (terrorist) act. The research focuses on the definition, nature and size of the target population, the different entitlements offered to victims, survivors and their dependents. It focuses on state and voluntary services that help civilians have suffered physical and mental injuries, loss of income or damage to their property as a result of an act of terrorism. The study includes an evaluation of these programs from the victims' perspective.

Local welfare bureausserving crime victims: The policy and administration of personal social services –:Israeldoes not yet have a program designed to assist crime victims. When in need, police and other agencies tend to refer crime victims to the local welfare bureaus. The study examines how local welfare bureaus  meet crime victims, including victims of serious crimes and provide them with the necessary personal social services. Service provision to this group is associated with considerable discretion. No legal "right" to such victims exists and no entitlements are formally ascribes. The study examines differences between local authorities in the provision and funding of personal social services to people who were criminally victimized.

Restorative Justice – Victim offender conferencing program adopted by the youth probation services.  This study examines the Israeli experience in applying restorative justice principles in the youth probation services. What began as an experiment in one town became a state wide project, applying various types of conferencing to engage crime victims and offenders in a dialogue, aimed at applying ‘re-integrative shaming’ principles, reducing re-offending by the perpetrators and empowering crime victims. Unique evidence emerges from multi-cultural conferencing experience where victims and offenders, coming from different communities in Israel, engage in a joint process, led by the probation services.

The personal expenses of people who were criminally victimized. People who were criminally victimized, face themselves, and their families, a significant reduction in their earnings and a loss of income. Furthermore, because of the different traumas involved, crime victims have to pay, themselves, for the different medical, mental and rehabilitation services that they need. The study includes families who lost a member in a man-slaughter case, women who suffered violence and fled to a refuge themselves, sometime with their children, and others who were  criminally victimized. The study focuses on the direct and indirect (short and long-term) costs that these victims faced.

 

 

 

Recent Publications:

Yanay, U. (2001). 'Support and Compensation Provided to Victims of Violent Crimes in Isael' in Kop, J. (Ed). Allocating Resources to Social Services - 2000, Jerusalem, The Center for Social Policy Research in Israel(pp. 227-250).

Yanay, U., Sharvit R. and Grabli, S. (2001). Victim-offender conferencing: A way to reconciliation and reducing crime in the community. Society and Welfare 21 (1) 27 – 50.

Yanay, U. (2002). Police Assisting Crime Victims: Caring for Victim Compensation. Police and Society. 6: 73 – 98.

Yanay, U.(2002) Victims of Criminal Injuries: Principles of Assistance in Canada. Social Security.  62: 142 – 168.

Yanay, U. (2003). The introduction of the "victim impact statement" in the Israeli courts of law, In Hovav, M., Sebba, L.  &  Amir, M., )ed.) Trends in Criminology, Jerusalem, The HebrewUniversityof Jerusalem, Faculty of Law. The Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law. Pp. 235-274.

Yanay, U. (2004). A tough life for victims: Crime victims and the Israeli justice system. Social Security, Special English Edition, 7 pp. 115-138.

Yanay, U. (2004). Victim of Violent crimes in Germany: Legal, Support and Compensation Rights. Social Security 65: 84 – 110.

Yanay, U. Bar-David, E. and K. Shayit (2004). Perception of personal safety in Jerusalemneighbourhoods. Society and Welfare.  24 (2) 201 – 218.*

Yanay, U. & Benjamin, S. (2005). The role of social workers in disasters: The Jerusalem experience.  International Social Work.  48 (3) 263 – 276.

Yanay, U. (2005). Crime victims in Israel: Personal expenditures caused by the offence. Social Security 68, 25-50.*

Yanay, U. (2005). Women refuges in Israel: From voluntary initiative to government partnership. Social Security, 70 77-109*

Yanay, U. (2006) Personal security and the ‘Right’ to protection. Social Policy and Administration 40 (5) 509-525.

 

Chapters in Books

Yanay, U. & Grabli, S. (2008). "Probation Officers Considerations in Referring Youth to Victim Offender Conferencing" In Hovav M., Mell, H., & Golan M. (eds.) From Risk to Hope: Interventions with Juvenile Delinquents and Youth at Risk. Tel Aviv, CarmelPublishers  (In Hebrew).

Yanay, U (2008). "Introduction" In Sundaram, M. S., Jaishankar P. K..& S. Ramdoss(Eds.), Crime Victims and Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Principles. New Delhi: Serial Publications.

Yanay, U. & Gal, T (in press). "Lobbying for Rights: Crime Victims in Israel" In Shoham, S. G. & Knepper, P. (Eds) International Handbook of Victimology. London, Taylorand Francis.

 

Chapters in Journals

Yanay, U. (2007). Victim of hostile (terrorist) acts in Israel: The challenge of providing comprehensive assistance and care. Social Security 73, 11-39 (In Hebrew)

Yanay, U. (2007). Crime victims: care provided by municipal welfare offices. Society and Welfare  27 (2) 255-314 (In Hebrew)

Yanay, U. and Benbenishti R. (2008). Worries of parents' to school children in Israel. Families in Society. 89 (1) 150 – 158.

 

Monographs

Yanay, U., Braun, F., and Kosher, H. (2007). The Personal Social Services – An International Perspective: International Comparison of Policy and Services to Children at Risk, Handicap and the Elderly in France, The United Kingdom, theNetherlands, Canada, Denmarkand New Zealand. Jerusalem, The HebrewUniversityof Jerusalem, ThePaulBaerwaldSchoolof Social Work and Social Welfare. The Social Policy Research Group (In Hebrew).

Yanay, U., Grabli S. (2008). Victim Offender Conferencing: Evaluating the Process and its Outcomes in the Youth Probation Services. Jerusalem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare and The State of Israel and The Ministry of Welfare and Social Services, The Youth Probation Services (In Hebrew).

Yanay, U. and Benbenishti R. (in press) Worries of parents' to school children in Israel. Families in Society.

Yanay, U. (in press) Caring for victims of violent crimes: Issues of assistance and compensation in Canada,International Journal of Canadian Studies.

Yanay, U. (in press) Victim of hostile (terrorist) Acts in Israel: the challenge of providing comprehensive assistance and care. Social Security

 

Uri Yanay's site at the Research and Development Authority

 

 

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Dr. Katalin Katz
Katalin.Katz@huji.ac.il

 

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Research Interests:

Holocaust stories of Roma from Hungary. Individual and collective memory. Practice and theory in social work.

Addictions. Narrative research methods. Narrative therapy.

 

Abstracts of Current Research :

Holocaust stories of Roma (Gypsies) from Hungary: practices of memory and interpretation.Retelling the untold story of the life events of the Roma from Hungary during the Holocaust creates a link to their practices of memory and interpretation. Practices such retelling events to a large or an intimate audience, building monuments and visitation habits, memorial days, composing and reciting lamentations etc. are all activities derived from the memory and its interpretation. At the same time they construct the memory. These practices both drive the relationship between the personal and the collective and also between the inner reality of "being" and the external reality of "doing". The various memories and interpretations are analyzed in the social and cultural contexts of those remembering and interpreting - Roma from Hungary whose narrative became the basis of a common story, meaningful for the collective.

Individual and collective memory.An analysis of the construction and reconstruction of memory in a socio-political context and of the relationship between story and history. The role of memory in rehabilitation after a massive traumatic experience is examined with respect to the Holocaust, the destinies of the Roma and Sinti in Europe and the Naqba - the story of the Palestinian Arabs in 1948.

Practice and theory in social work and social work training. Social Work students' satisfaction with their Field Instruction and the problems of integrating knowledge of practice and theoretical concepts in social work and social work training.

Addictions.Drug addiction history, background characteristics and treatment plans of substance abuse clients at an out-patient service for people with addictions problems

 

 

Recent Publications:

Katalin Katz– Recent Years' Publications

Books

1. Katz, K. (in press). The Holocaust-Memory of Hungary's Roma (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuchad Publishers.

2. Katz, K. & Banyai, E. (eds) (2009). Contemporary Social Work Theories, Field Training, Supervision (in Hungarian).Budapest: Hilscher Rezso Szocialpolitikai Egyesulet and ELTE University.

3. Katz, K. (2005). Repressed Memory. Contribution to the Gypsies' Holocaust-Story (in Hungarian). Budapest: Pont Kiado, Serial Interface.

4. Katz, K. (2000).  Encounters of Memory (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: AIC.

Chapters in Collections

5. Story, History and Memory: a Case Study of the Roma at the Komarom Camp in Hungary. In: Stauber, R. & Vago, R. (eds.) (2007). The Roma – A Minority in Europe: Historical, Political and Social Perspectives. Budapest and New York:Central European University Press, pp. 69-87.

6. The Roma of Hungary in the Second World War. In: Kenrick, D. (ed) (2006) The Gypsies during the Second World War, The Final Chapter. Hertfordshire: University of Hertfordshire Press, pp. 47-85.

7. Holocaust Stories of Roma from Hungary. In: McDonald, C., Kovacs, J., Fenyes, C. (eds) (2001). The Roma Education Resource Book, Vol.2, Budapest and New York: Open Society Institution, pp. 309-316.

Articles

8. The Cultures of Social Work (In Hungarian), Esely, Budapest, 2009/6, 108-116.

9. Schiff, M. & Katz, K. (2007) - The Impact of Ethnicity and Phase in Training on Israeli Social Work Students' Satisfaction with the Field Instruction.  Social Work Education, 26,8, 794-809.

10. Schiff, M. & Katz, K. (2007) – Therapeutic Components and Differential Treatment Outcomes among Clients of Israeli Services for Substance Abusers. Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 1, 19-29.

11. Holocaust Stories of Roma from Hungary (In Hungarian),  Amaro Drom, Budapest, December 1998.                     

12. Lengyel, (Holocaust Memories of Roma, in Hungarian), CET, 98/11, Budapest. 

13. The Influences of Poverty by Psychodynamic Terms (In Hungarian).  Csalad, Gyeremek, Ifjusag, 93/11-12,Budapest.

Literature

14. My First Admirer. In: Katalin Pecsi (ed) (2007). Salty Coffee – Untold Stories by Jewish Women. Budapest: Novella, pp.132-135.

15. Our voice. In: Katalin Pecsi (ed) (2007) Salty Coffee – Untold Stories by Jewish Women. Budapest: Novella, p. 176.

 

 

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Prof. Howie Litwin
Howie.Litwin@mail.huji.ac.il

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Howard Litwin

                                                E-mail: howie.litwin@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Higher Education

2011                Ph.D., (Social Work, Columbia University, U.S.A)

1978-1982       D.S.W., (Social Work, Columbia University, U.S.A)

1970-1972       M.S.W., (Social Work, Rutgers University, U.S.A)

1966-1970       B.A., (Sociology, Rutgers University, U.S.A)

 

Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)

2014     Michael Landau Prize for Science and Research, Mifal HaPayis.

 

Appointments at the Hebrew University

1998-2016       Full Professor, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work

1993-1998       Associate Professor, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work

1988-1993       Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work

1982-1988       Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work

 

Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)

2003-2019        Founding Director, Israel Gerontological Data Center

2010-present   Area Coordinator, Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

2010-present  Management Board, Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe

2012-2017        Co-Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Ageing

 

Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)

2015-2019      Horizon 2020 (INFRADEV), Achieving world class standards in all SHARE countries                                   (SHAREDEV3), 313,943 (USD equivalent).

2015-2019      NIH/NIA, Enhancing sleep and physical activity measurement in the HRS family of studies,                         184,197 (USD).

2015-2019      Horizon 2020 (INFRADEV), Synergies for Europe's research infrastructures in the social                             sciences (SERISS)), 301,254 (USD equivalent).

2015-2019      NIH/NIA (R01), Further extension of the SHARE-Israel panel study (PI), 1,082,566 (USD).

2017-2019      Israel Government Consortium, SHARE-Israel waves 5 and 6 (PI), 1,164,000 (USD                                     equivalent).

2015-2019      Horizon 2020 (INFRADEV), Cohesion in further developing and innovating SHARE across                            all 28 member countries (SHARE-COHESION), 502,698 (USD equivalent).

 

 

List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

Books & Edited Books

Börsch-Supan, A., Kneip, T., Litwin, H., Myck, M., and Weber, G. (Eds.), (2015). Ageing in Europe: Supporting policies for an inclusive society. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Börsch-Supan, A., Bristle, J., Andersen-Ranberg, K., Brugiavini, A., Jusot, F., Litwin, H., and Weber, G. (Eds.), (2019). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7

 

Chapters in Collections

Schwartz, E., Litwin, H. and Kotte, M. (2017). Measuring social network and network changes in SHARE wave six. In: F. Malter, and A. Börsch-Supan (Eds.). SHARE wave 6: Panel innovations and collecting dried blood spots (pp. 22-39). Munich: MEA, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

Litwin, H. (2018). International perspectives on older adult social health, social relationships, and social isolation. In: L.W. Kaye and C.M.  Singer (Eds.).  Social isolation in later life: Strategies for bolstering health and well-being (pp. 49-63). New York: Springer.

Börsch-Supan, A., Bristle, K., Andersen-Ranberg, K., Brugiavini, A., Jusot, F., Litwin, H. and Weber, G. (2019). A spotlight on health and life courses in Europe using SHARE waves 6 and 7. In: A. Börsch-Supan, et al., (Eds.). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7 (pp. 1-31). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Damri, N. and Litwin, H. (2019). Relations with parents in childhood and well-being in later life. In: A. Börsch-Supan, et al., (Eds.). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7 (pp. 57-65). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Erlich, B. and Litwin, H. (2019). Personality, age and the well-being of older Europeans. In: A. Börsch-Supan, et al., (Eds.). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7 (pp. 35-41). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Ostrovsky-Berman, E. and Litwin, H. (2019). Financial and time transfers from parents to adult children after the economic crisis. In: A. Börsch-Supan, et al., (Eds.). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7 (pp. 205-213). Berlin/ Boston: De Gruyte,.

Schwartz, E. and Litwin, H. (2019). Changes in social networks and cognitive decline. In: A. Börsch-Supan, et al., (Eds.). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7 (pp. 217-223). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Shemesh, J., Schwartz, E. and Litwin, H. (2019). Personality and physical health among older Europeans. In: A. Börsch-Supan, et al., (Eds.). Health and socioeconomic status over the life course: First results from SHARE waves 6 and 7 (pp. 43-48). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Litwin, H. (2019). Intergenerational exchanges. In: D. Gu and M.E. Dupre (Eds.). Encyclopedia of gerontology and population aging. Springer International Publishing, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_508-1

Damri, N. and Litwin, H. (2019). New measures for interpersonal environment during childhood.  In: M. Bergmann, A. Scherpenzeel and A. Börsch-Supan (Eds.). SHARE wave 7 methodology: Panel innovations and life histories (pp. 35-37). Munich: MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

Levinsky, M., Litwin, H. and Lechner, C. (2019). Personality traits: The ten-item Big Five Inventory (BFI-10).  In: M. Bergmann, A. Scherpenzeel & A. Börsch-Supan (Eds.). SHARE wave 7 methodology: Panel innovations and life histories (pp. 29-34). Munich: MEA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy.

 

Journal Articles

Litwin, H., and Stoeckel, K.J. (2016). Social network, activity participation and cognition: A complex relationship. Research on Aging 38(1), 76-97.

Stoeckel K.J., and Litwin, H. (2016). The impact of social networks on the relationship between functional impairment and depressive symptoms in older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(1), 39-47.

Damri, N., and Litwin, H. (2016). Minority population group status and QOL change: the case of older Israelis. European Journal of Ageing, 13(4), 299-309.

Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., and Litwin, H. (2017). Older adults exposed to ongoing versus intense time-limited missile attacks: Differences in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 80(1), 64–78.

Dwolatzky, T., Brodsky, J., Azaiza, F., Clarfield, A.M., Jacobs, J.M., and Litwin, H. (2017). Coming of age: Health care challenges of an ageing population in Israel. Lancet, http://dx.doi.org/: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(17)30789-4.

Litwin, H., Schwartz, E., and Avital, D. (2017). Religiosity and well-being among older Jewish Israelis: Findings from SHARE. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 29(2-3), 208-223.

Litwin, H., Schwartz, E., and Damri, N. (2017). Cognitively stimulating leisure activity and subsequent cognitive function: A SHARE-based analysis. The Gerontologist, 57(5), 940-948.

Schwartz, E., and Litwin, H. (2017). Are newly added and lost confidants in later life related to subsequent mental health? International Psychogeriatrics, 29(12), 2047-2057.

Schwartz, E., and Litwin, H. (2017). The reciprocal relationship between social connectedness and mental health in older European adults: a SHARE based analysis.  Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 74(4), 694–702.

Litwin, H., and Levinson, M. (2018). The association of mobility limitation and social networks in relation to late-life activity. Ageing & Society. 38(9), 1771-1790.

Litwin, H., Erlich, B., and Dunsky, A. (2018). The complex association between fear of falling and mobility limitation in relation to late life falls: A SHARE-based analysis. Journal of Aging & Health, 30(6), 987-1008.

Schwartz, E., and Litwin, H. (2018). Social network changes among older Europeans: the role of gender. European Journal of Ageing, 15(4), 359–367.

Calvó-Perxas, L., Vilalta-Franch, J., Litwin, H., Turró-Garriga, O., Mira, P., and Garre-Olmo, J. (2018). What seems to matter in public policy and the health of informal caregivers? A cross-sectional analysis in 12 European countries. PLoS ONE, 13(3): e0194232, doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0194232.

Schwartz, E., Khalaila, R., and Litwin, H. (2019). Contact frequency and cognitive health among older adults in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 23(8), 1008-1016. 

Litwin, H. and Shaul, A. (2019). The effect of social network on the physical activity—cognitive function nexus in late life. International Psychogeriatrics, 31(5), 713-722.

Ostrovsky-Berman, E. and Litwin, H. (2019). Social networks and financial risk tolerance among investors nearing and during retirement. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 40(2), 237-249.

Schwartz, E., and Litwin, H. (2019). Warfare exposure in later life and cognitive function: The moderating role of social connectedness. Psychiatry Research, 278, 258-262.

Peleg, S., and Litwin, H. (2019). Differential effects of social network on health in later life and the moderating role of depression OBM Geriatrics, 3(3), doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903xxx.

Litwin, H., Levinsky, M., and Schwartz, E. (2020). Network type, transition patterns and well-being among older Europeans. European Journal of Ageing, 17(2), 241–250.

Litwin, H., and Levinsky, M. (2020). Always alone? Network transitions among detached older Europeans and their effects. Ageing & Society, Published online: doi: 10.1017/S0144686X20000240.

 

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Prof. Ruth Landau
mslanda@mscc.huji.ac.il

 

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1991, RutgersUniv.; Teaching Fellow 1992; Lect. 1993, Senior Lect., 1998; Associate Professor, 2007.

 

Research Interests:

Beginning of life and end of life issues

Child wellbeing

Third party assisted conception

Loss and bereavement

Ethics in social work

Bioethics

Research ethics

 

Research Projects:

Single women and their children conceived with the aid of sperm donation.

The ethical aspects of the use of advanced tracking technologies for the analysis of mobility in Alzheimer's Disease and related cognitive disorders - part of a larger study developed jointly with Professor Gail Auslander from the School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Dr. Noam Shoval from the Geography Department, Dr. Heinik from Tel Aviv University and a team of researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

 

Recent Publications:

Books edited:

E. Blyth, E. and R. Landau(Eds.) (2004). Third party assisted conception across cultures: social, legal and ethical perspectives. pp.288. Jessica Kingsley Publishers,  London and New York.

R. Landauand G. Shefler, (Eds.). (2007). Research ethics. The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem. [Hebrew]

E. Blyth and R. Landau (Eds.). (2009). Faith and fertility: Attitudes towards reproductive practices in different religions from ancient to modern times. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Articles:

Landau, R. (2007). Assisted Human Reproduction: Lessons of the Canadian Experience. Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly 27 (1/2) 18-13.

Weissenberg, R. Landau, R. and Madgar, I. (2007). Older single mothers assisted by sperm donation and their children. Human Reproduction 22 (10) 2784-2791.

Landau, R. Weissenberg, R. and Madgar. I. (2008). A child of "hers": Older single mothers and their children conceived through IVF with both egg and sperm donation. Fertility & Sterility 90 (3) 576-583.

Shoval, N. Auslander, G.K. Freitag, T. Landau, R. Oswald, F. Seidl, U. Wahl, H.W. Werner, S. and Heinik, J. (2008). The use of advanced tracking technologies for the analysis of mobility in Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive diseases. BMC Geriatrics 8:7 (26 March 2008).

Landau, R. (2008). Social work research ethics: dual roles and boundary issues. Families in Society 89(4) 571-577.

Landau, R. (2008). Sex selection for social purposes in Israel: Quest for the “perfect child” of a particular sex or centuries old prejudice against women? Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9) e10.

Shoval – Cohen, N. and Landau, R. (2009). Homebirth as women’s empowerment:

Women’s motives for planned homebirth in Israel. Society and Welfare 29 (1) 39-62 [Hebrew].

Landau, R. Werner, S. Auslander, G. Shoval, N. Heinik, J. (2009). Attitudes of family and professional caregivers towards the use of electronic tracking devices for people with dementia: An exploratory study. British Journal of Social Work 39, 670-692.

Landau, R. Auslander, G. Werner, S. Shoval, N. Heinik, J. (In press). Family and professional caregivers' views of using advanced technology to track people with dementia. Qualitative Health Research.

Oswald, F. Wahl, H.W. Voss, E. Schilling, O. Freytag, T. Auslander, G. Shoval, N. Heinik, J.  & Landau, R. (In press). The use of tracking technologies for the analysis of outdoor mobility in the face of dementia: First steps into a project and some illustrative findings from Germany. Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

 

Ruth Landau's site at the Research and Development Authority

 

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Prof. Eli Leshem
leshemel@mscc.huji.ac.il

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1989, Hebrew University; Sen. Lect (Adjunct) 1996, Prof. (Adjunct) 1998 , Emeritus, 2006.

 

Research Interests:
Migration; Culture sensitive social work; Welfare services and policy.

 

Research Projects:

Jewish communal leadership in the FSU. Funded by JAFI.

Integration processes of FSU immigrants in Israel (1990 - 2004). Funded by JDC-ISRAEL.

FSU immigrants and the veteran population: Secondary analysis of the CBS Social Survery 2002. Funded by JDC-ISRAEL.

 

Recent Publications:

Gal, G. & Leshem, E. (2000). Examining changes in settlement policies for immigrants: The Israeli Case. Journal of comparative policy analysis: Research and practice, 2: 235-255.

Al-Haj, M. & Leshem, E. (2000). Immigrants from the Former Soviet Unionin Israel: Ten years later (A research report).Haifa: University of Haifa. The Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research. 131 p.

Lissak, M. & Leshem, E. (2001). From Russia to Israel: Identity and culture in transition. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House. 263 p. (Hebrew).

Leshem, E. (2001). Immigration from the Former Soviet Union and the secular/religious fissure in the Israeli society. In: Lissak, M. & Leshem, L. (eds.). From Russia to Israel: Identity and culture in transition. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House. 124-148 (Hebrew).

Leshem, E. (in press) FSU immigrants in Israel between "Integration" and "Segregation". Iunim Btkumat Israel(Hebrew),

 Leshem E., (2003) Israelas a Multicultural  Stateat the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. In: Leshem L., Roer-Strier D., (eds.) Cultural Diversity a Challenge to Human Services. (13 -116) Jerusalem: Magnes Press. (Hebrew)

 Leshem E., (2003) FSU Immigration in Israel 1999 ? 2003: Situation report. Jerusalem. JDC-Israel (Hebrew).

 Leshem, E. Horowitz, T. & Zemach, M. (2003) Veteran population attitudes toward FSU Immigration in Israel:Jerusalem: JDC-Israel. (Hebrew).

Leshem E., Roer-Strier D., (2003) Cultural Diversity a Challenge to Human Services. Jerusalem: Magnes Press. 383 pp. (Hebrew).

Leshem, E., Sicron, M. (2004). The Russian immigrant community in Israel. In: Rebhun, U. & Waxman, C.I. (eds.).Jews in IsraelContemporary Social and Cultural Patterns (81 -117) Lebanon: Brandeis University Press.

Chapters in Books (Refereed)

Leshem,E (2007) The Russian Alia in Israel: Community and  identity  in the second decade. In : J.Ro'i & Z. Gittelman ( Eds.) Revolution ,repression  and  revival: The Soviet Jewish experience (333-360).  Boulder Co. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Inc.

Leshem,E (2007) The reform in immigrant absorption policy : From institutional absorption  to  direct absorption in the community . In : U. Aviram , Y. Katan & J. Gal (Eds.) Social  policy  formulation in Israel: Trends and issues.( 239-286)Jerusalem: Taub  Center for   Social Policy Studies in Israel(Hebrew).

Leshem, E. (2005) FSU immigrants in Israelbetween “Integration” and “Segregation”. In: A.Bareli, T. Friling & D.Gutwein (Eds.) The economy and sociology on Israel: historical and contemporary aspects. Iyunim  btkumat  Israel Series.(541 – 580). Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the study of Israel & Zionism -GurionUniversityof the Negev Press. Yad-Ben-Zvi(Hebrew).

Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

Litwin ,H.&  Leshem, E.(in press) Late-life migration, work status and survival: The case of older immigrants from the former Soviet Unionin Israel. International Migration Review

Leshem,E. (2008) Being an Israeli: Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel, Fifteen years later. Journal of Israeli History, Politics, Society, Culture. 27 (29-49).

 

Eli Leshem's site at the Research and Development Authority

 

 

 

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Dr. Mili Mass
msmili@mscc.huji.ac.il

 

קרא עוד
Academic Profile: 

Ph. D. 1983, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley; Sen. Teacher 1983; Emerita 1997.

 

Research Interests:

Child welfare issues from the clinical, societal and legal aspects.

 

Research Projects:

The politics of parenting.

I. Documentation and analysis of court procedures in non-consnesaul adoption.

II. Analysis of trends and direction in the politics of parenting in Israel.



Recent Publications:
Mass, M. (2000) On the link between academia and the practice of social work. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, V. 30, 1:99-125.

Nijnatten, C.v, Boesveldt, N., Schilperoord, A  & Mass, M. (2001) The construction of parental authority and coopertaion in reports to the Dutch Court, International Journal of Sociology of Law29:237-252.

Mass, M (2004) “Their borders” – “our obligation” on authority and responsibility of social workers in the area of parent-child relationshiop. (in Hebrew), Megamot, 43, 3: 566-576. 

Mass, M. On state intervention in the relation of children with their parents: The case of adoption due to "parental lack of capability". (in Hebrew) Moznei Mishpat, 2005, 4: 589.

Mass, M. & Nijnattern, C. V. Child protection and the conception of parental responsibility. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 2005. 75: 220.

Mass, M. & Ophir, A. Care, supervision and abandonment – on non-consensual and confidential Adoption. (in Hebrew) Iyunei Mishpat. 2006, 29:257.

Mass, M. "Parental capability" – "parental instinct" or "survival instinct". (exert testimonies) (in Hebrew). in press: Issues in Psychology, Medicine and the Law.

 

Milli Mass's site at the Research and Development Authority

 

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ד"ר אלישבע סדן

Dr. Elisheva Sadan
Elisheva.Sadan@huji.ac.il

קרא עוד

Elisheva Sadan

E-mail: Elisheva.sadan@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Higher Education

1990-1994       D.Sc., (Architecture (Urban Planning), Technion, Haifa, Israel)

1987-1980       M.A., ( Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan)

1976-1977       B.A., (Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan)

1967-1969      B.A. (Social Sciences, Sociology and Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University)

 

Appointments at the Hebrew University

Emerita Since 2016

2000-2015       Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work & Social Welfare

1994-2000       Lecturer, School of Social Work

 

List of Publication (since 2015)

Chapters in Collections

Sadan E. (2015). Community Planning. In C. Franklin (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
 

Churchman, A., Wiesenfeld, E. & Sadan, E. (2017). On participation and participatory practices. In M. Bond, C. Keys & I. Serrano-Garcia (Eds.). APA Handbook of Community Psychology. (pp. 315-334). Washington: APA Publications.

 

שמר, א., בליט-כהן, ע. וסדן, א. (2016). עבודה קהילתית לקידום בריאות הציבור: המקרה של התמודדות עם סוכרת נעורים בישראל. בתוך א. בראון-אפל, נ. דאוד, וד. לוין-זמיר  (עורכות). קידום בריאות : מתיאוריה למעשה.  (עמ' 247-261).  תל אביב: דיונון.

סדן, א. (2019). עבודה קהילתית בישראל – השנים הראשונות. בתוך ג' גל ור. הולר (עורכים) לא צדקה אלא צדק: פרקים בהתפתחות העבודה הסוציאלית בישראל. (עמ' 186-219) . קריית שדה בוקר:  מכון בן גוריון לחקר ישראל והציונות. אוניברסיטת בן גוריון בנגב,

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Eli Frenkel
msfrenkel@mscc.huji.ac.il

קרא עוד
Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1982, BrownUniv.; Lecturer 1997; Senior Lecturer 2001, Emeritus 2003.

 

Research Interests:

Social policy and service

Family policy

 

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ד"ר חנה צור

Dr. Chana Zur
hanaz@mail.huji.ac.il

קרא עוד

 Zur Hana

E-mail: hanaz@mail.huji.ac.il

Higher Education

             

 2002               Ph.D., (Early childhood, Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)

 1992               M.A., (Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)

 1974               B.A., (Social Work, Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

 

Appointments at the Hebrew University

 2010-2017     Senior teacher, The Hebrew University, School of Social Work, the
                          Graduate Program in Early Childhood and the under graduate program.  

 

 1997-2010     Teacher  in  the Hebrew University, School of Social Work, the "Swartz
                          Program",  Graduate Program in Early Childhood.   And the undergraduate
                          program.           

 

Additional Functions

 2014-  

Teaching  courses in the graduate program, The Hebrew University, School of Social Work:

                           a) Learning to live together: Violence prevention in early childhood

                           b) Counseling and intervention in stress and trauma in early childhood

Head of  professional developing module of working with traumatized children in day care setting- Collaboration of Ministry of welfare and JDC - Ashalim

Training and teaching CPP therapist, in "Haruv" Institute, Jerusalem.

Supervising in  the Tel-Aviv sexual assault crisis center

Private Clinique.

 

 

List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years) 

Books & Edited Books (in Hebrew)

Zur ,H.( 2014)  Supervision In Day- Care Setting.  Tel-Aviv: Meah

Rosenthal, M.K., Gat, L., & Zur  H. (2008).  No One is born Violent: The Social and Emotional Life of Little Children. Tel- Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Kav Adom

 

Journal Articles

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Attar- Schwartz, S., & Zur, H.  (2014). The likelihood of using corporal punishment by kindergarten teachers: The role of parent-teacher partnership, attitudes, and religiosity. Child Indicators Research. 0.958; 31/89 (Social Science, Interdisciplinary).

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Attar- Schwartz, S., & Zur, H.  (2014).    Understanding the mediating role of corporal punishment in the association between maternal stress, efficacy, co-parenting and children's adjustment difficulties among Arab mothers. Child Abuse & Neglect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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