פרופ' רמי בנבנישתי

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פרופ'
רמי
בנבנישתי
Prof. Rami Benbenishty
ramibenben@gmail.com

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