Child sexual abuse: A contextual perspective

Lusky-Weisrose, Efrat, Amitai Marmor, and Dafna Tener. "Sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community: a literature review." Trauma, Violence, & Abuse (2020): 1524838020906548.‏

Nasim, R. & Nadan, Y. (2013). Couples therapy with childhood sexual abuse survivors (CSA) and their partners: Establishing a context for witnessing. Family Process, 52(3), 368-377.

Tener, D.,Walsh, W.,Jones, L.& Kinnish, K.(2014). “It all depends on the guy and the girl": A qualitative study of youth experiences with statutory victimization relationships. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23(8), 935-956.

Tener, D., & Murphy, S. B.(2015). Adult disclosure of child sexual abuse: A literature review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 16(4), 391-400. 

Tener, D., & Eisikovits, Z. (2017). Torn: social expectations concerning forgiveness among women who have experienced intrafamilial child sexual abuse. Journal of interpersonal violence32(16), 2496-2514.‏

Tener, D., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D.(2015). A typology of offenders who use online communications to commit sex crimes against minors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 24(3), 319-337. 

Tener, D.& Tarshish, N. (2017). “Victim, perpetrator, or just my brother?” sibling sexual abuse in large families: A child advocacy center study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0886260517718831.

Tener, D.(2018). The secret of intrafamilial child sexual abuse: Who keeps it and how?. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse27(1), 1-21.

Tarshish, N., Lusky E.& Tener, D .(2019). Sibling sexual abuse: Data from research on interventions with families in Jerusalem's child advocacy center. Society & Welfare, 3, 537-564. (In Hebrew).

Tener, D.  (2019). “I love and hate him in the same breath”: Relationships of adult survivors of sibling sexual abuse with their perpetrating siblings. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1177/0886260518821462.

Tener, D., & Katz, C.(2018). “It's much more of a family issue than a legal one”: Examining the decision-making process of forensic interviewers in cases of sibling sexual abuse. German Journal of Pedagogy, 64, 111-124.

Tener, D.(2018). Perspectives on adolescent sexual relations with older persons: A systematic review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. [IF= 4.329; 1/42 (Social Work)]. (Review article).

Tener, D., Lusky, E.,& Tarshish, N. (2018). Parents therapeutic and legal experiences after the disclosure of sibling sexual abuse: Results from analyzing cases of families in a child advocacy center. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/ort000311.

Tener, D., Katz, C., & Kaufmann, Y. (2020). “And I Let It All Out”: Survivors’ Sibling Sexual Abuse Disclosures. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260519897326.‏

Tener, D., & Katz, C. (2019). Preadolescent peer sexual abuse: a systematic literature review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1524838019869103.‏

Children's perspectives on risk and protection

Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Dayan, Y., Wahle, N., & Roer-Strier, D. (2019). A Qualitative Interview With Young Children: What Encourages or Inhibits Young Children’s Participation?. International Journal of Qualitative Methods18, 1609406919840516.‏

Nadan, Y. & Ganz, Z. (2018). The perspective of Ultra-Orthodox children in Israel on risk and protection: The intersection of culture, religion, gender and age. Childhood, 25(3), 325-339.

Dayan, Y., Manzura, S., Porat, A., Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Ben-Nun, N. & Harel-Kanot, Z. (2017). Young children's perspectives: A course planning guide.

Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Ashter, S., Dayan, Y., Roer-Strier D. & Wahle, N. (submitted). Agency in children's perspectives on risk and protection. [Hebrew]

 Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Dayan, Y., & Wahle, N. (in prep.). Risk and protection: Children's perspectives. In: J.E. Korbin, R.D. Krugman, D. Roer-Strier & Y. Nadan (Eds.). Springer's Child Maltreatment Series.



Children's rights and well-being


Kosher, H. (2018). What children and parents think about children's right to participation? The international Journal for Children's Rights.

Nadan, Y., & Kaye-Tzadok, A. (2019). The virtual arena: A call for a new domain of child subjective well-being. Child Indicators Research12(2), 461-477.‏

Kosher, H., Montserrat, M. C., Attar-Schwartz, S., Casas, F., & Zeira, A. (2018).  Out-of-Home care for children at-risk in Israel and in Spain: Current lessons and future challenges. Psychosocial Intervention, 27 (1). 

Kay-Tzadok, A., Ben-Arieh, A., & Kosher, H. (2018). Hope, material resources and subjective well-being of 8- to 12-year-old children in Israel. Child Development.

Andresen, S., Bradshaw, J., & Kosher, H. (2019). Editorial: Young children's perceptions of their lives and well-being. Child Indicators Resaerch.

Ben-Arieh, A., Najenson, R., & Kosher, H. (2010). Children's rights to development in Israel: Perceptions and attitudes among Jews and Palestinian children. In: Morag, T. (Ed.), Children's rights and Israeli law (pp. 161-182). Tel-Aviv: Ramot. (Hebrew)

Kosher, H., & Ben-Arieh, A. (2012).  Implementation of the convention on the rights of the child in Israel. In C. V. Alcaide (Ed.), Comments on the reports of the committee on the rights of the child. Barcelona, Spain: University of Barcelona.

Aharoni, H., Kadman, I., & Kosher, H. (2011). Children's and youth's rights in Israel. In H., Aharoni (Ed.), Educational social work in Israel (pp. 113-185). Jerusalem: Advance  Publishing House. (Hebrew)

Ben-Arieh, A., & Kosher, H. (2014). Youth/adolescent rights. In A. Michalos, (Ed.) Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 7303-7309). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Ben‐Arieh, A., & Kosher, H. (2019). Child Study Movement. The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, 1-15.‏

Children’s development in context-informed perspective

Marey-Sarwan, I. (2016). Cultural perspective of the Attachment Theory (In Arabic). Al-Nibras journal.

Marey-Sarwan, I., Keller, H., & Otto, H. (2016). Stay Close to me: Stranger Anxiety and Maternal Beliefs about Children’s Socio-emotional Development among Bedouins in the Unrecognized Villages in the Naqab. The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (JCCP), 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/0022022115619231. (This article was chosen as the lead article for the April issue of JCCP).



Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection


D. Roer-Strier, & Y. Nadan (Ed.) (in print). Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection in Israel. Springer's Child Maltreatment Series.

Nadan, Y., Spilsbury, J. & Korbin, J. (2015). Culture and context in understanding child maltreatment: Contributions of intersectionality and neighborhood-based research. Child Abuse & Neglect, 41, 40–48.

Nadan, Y. (2016). Child protection in multicultural context. In B. Schwarzer, U. Kämmerer-Rütten, A. Schleyer-Lindenmann, & Y. Wang (Eds.), Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare: Challenges for the Social Work Profession (pp. 181-185). New York, NY: Routledge

Spilsbury, J. C., Nadan, Y., Kaye-Tzadok, A., Korbin, J. E., Jespersen, B. V., & Allen, B. J. (2018). Caregivers’ Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Child Maltreatment: a Pilot Case Study in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Cleveland, USA. International journal on child maltreatment: research, policy and practice1(1), 19-40.‏

Nadan, Y. & Korbin, J. (2018). Cultural context, intersectionality, and child Vulnerability. Childhood Vulnerability Journal, 1(1-3), 5-14.

Nadan, Y., Roer-Strier. D., Gemara, N., Engdaw-Vanda, S., & Tener, D. (2018). In the eyes of the beholder: Parental and professional value mismatch in child risk and protection in two communities in Israel. International Journal of Psychology, 53(S2), 23-33.

Nadan, Y. & Ganz, Z. (2018). The perspective of Ultra-Orthodox children in Israel on risk and protection: The intersection of culture, religion, gender and age. Childhood, 25(3), 325–339.

Cultural competence and social work

Nadan, Y. (2017). Rethinking ‘Cultural Competence’ in international social work. International Social Work, 60(1), 74–83.

 Nadan, Y. & Shemer, O. (2017). Community interpretation in the social services: Literature review and an exploratory study. (96 pages), Joint Distribution Committee-IDC and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services.

Nadan, Y. (2019). The ethnographic interview as a method in multicultural social work education. Journal of Social Work Education. 


Immigration and family life

בלומברג, נ'. (2016). לגדל bébé בארץ: תפיסות והתמודדויות של אמהות מהגרות מצרפת בישראל. (עבודת גמר לקבלת תואר מוסמך). האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים.

אוליצה, נ., יונה, ל., ורואר-סטריאר, ד. (2018). ילדים בסיכון בעיני הורים בני "דור וחצי" להגירה מברית המועצות. מפגש לעבודה חינוכית-סוציאלית, כ''ו (47), 101-134


Shmuel, N. (2010). Educational Traditions of Ethiopian Jewry: The Dynamics of Continuity & Change. (Unpublished Master's thesis).

Shmuel, N. (2017). Family and Tradition in Cultural Transition: from Ethiopia to Israel. (Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy).

Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Kurman, J., & Roer-Strier, D. (2015). Immigrant's emotional reactions to filial responsibilities and related psychological outcomes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 45, 104-115. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.02.002

Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Kurman, J., & Roer-Strier, D. (2015). Adjustment enhancer or moderator? The Role of resilience in postmigration filial responsibility. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(3), 438-446. doi: 10.1037/fam0000080

Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., & Kosner, A. (2015). Psychological adjustment of immigrant youth from FSU in Israel: The aspects of language and cultural brokering. Israeli Ministry of Education, Hed Haulpan, 104, 89-104. [Hebrew]

Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Kurman, J. and Roer-Strier D. (2017). The role of resilience in the adjustment of immigrant youth who experienced filial responsibility. Society and Welfare, 37(1), 59-85. [Hebrew]

Ponizovsky, Y., The Multifaceted Phenomenon of Post-Migration Filial Responsibility: Young Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel. 2015. 145 pp., Language: English. Submitted to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under the supervision of Prof. Roer-Strier, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Prof.  Kurman, Haifa University.

Wahle, N., Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Dayan, Y., Erlichman, O., & Roer-Strier D. (2017). On the margins of race, immigration and war: Perspectives on risk and protection of young children from the Ethiopian community in Israel. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal 25(2), 305-320. doi:10.1080/1350293X.2017.1288387

Ponizovsky, Y. Dimitrova, R., Schachner, M.K., & van de Schoot, R. (2013). The Satisfaction With Life Scale: Measurement invariance across immigrant groups. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 526-532. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2012.707778

Ponizovsky, Y., Kurman, J., & Roer Strier, D. (2012). When role reversal and brokering meet: Filial responsibility among young immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 987-997. doi: 10.1037/a0029913 

 Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Y., Roer-Strier D., Dayan, Y., & Wahle, N. (in print). Children at Risk: Children's Perspectives of Risk and Protection. In: T. Tulviste, D. L. Best & J. L. Gibbons (Eds.). Children's social worlds in cultural context. Springer.

Ulitsa, N., Keller, H., & Otto, H. (2017). Training 3-Month-Old babies for the future: Reflections of   maternal beliefs in interactional practices in immigrants from FSU living in Israel. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(2), 135-155.

Birger, L., & Peled, E. (2017). Intimate strangers: Eritrean male asylum seekers’ perceptions of marriage and sexuality. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 1-14.‏

 Birger, L. (2018). Aadvocating for asylum seekers’ rights is social workers duty. Opinion article, Haaretz newspaper (Hebrew).


Parental perceptions of risk and protection

Gemara, N., & Nadan, Y. (2020). “He Who Spareth the Rod Hateth His Son”: Perceptions Regarding Corporal Punishment Among Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Fathers in Israel. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260520908026.‏

Spilsbury, J., Nadan, Y., Kaye-Tzadok, A., Korbin, J., Jespersen, B., & Allen, B. (2018). Caregivers’ perceptions and attitudes toward child maltreatment: A pilot case study in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Cleveland, USA. International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy, and Practice, 1(1), 19-40. 

Nadan, Y., Roer-Strier. D., Gemara, N., Engdaw-Vanda, S., & Tener, D. (2018). In the eyes of the beholder: Parental and professional value mismatch in child risk and protection in two communities in Israel. International Journal of Psychology, 53(S2), 23-33.

Marey-Sarwan, I., & Roer-Strier, D. (2017). Parent's Perceptions of Risk for Children: Case Study of Bedouin Parents from Unrecognized Villages in Israel. Social Service Review, 91(2), 171-202. (Impact Factor: 1.275)

 Marey-Sarwan, I., Roer-Strier, D., & Otto, H. (2017, July 20). Contextualizing Risk and Protection: Perceptions of Bedouin Mothers from Unrecognized Villages in the Naqab. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advance online publication. (Impact factor: 1.692)

 Marey-Sarwan, I., Otto, H., Roer-Strier, D., & Keller, H. (2015). Parenting among the Arab Bedouins in the Naqab desert in Israel: Children are a gift from God. In G. Nicolas, A. Bejarano., & D. L. Lee (Eds.), Contemporary parenting: A global perspective (pp. 105-123). New York and London: Routledge.

 Nadan, Y., Gemara, N., Keesing, R., Bamberger, E., Roer-Strier, D., Korbin, J. (2018). ‘Spiritual Risk’: A Parental Perception of Risk for Children in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community, The British Journal of Social Work, Advanced online publication. doi:

 Keesing, R. (2015). Ultraorthodox (Haredi) Mothers Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection. a thesis submitted for a M.A degree. The Hebrew University. (In Hebrew).

The LGBT Community

צפתי, צ., & נדן, י. (2020)תקציר דו"ח מחקר- חוויותיהם של הורים לצעירים.רות על הקשת הטרנסג'נדרית: מפגיעות לעוצמה.  

Tsfati, M. & Nadan, Y. (2020). “The best period of my life”: The academy as a safe haven for Israeli trans students. Journal of Gender Studies, 29(3), 338-348.

Tsfati, M., Nadan, Y., Biton, N., & Serdtse, Y. (2020). Fatherhood as a spatial-contextual phenomenon: Israeli gay fathers through surrogacy. Men and Masculinities. (Epub ahead of print)