Social services


Prof. Asher Ben-Arieh

Dean of the School
Full Professor
Room 418

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1999, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Lecturer 2000, Senior Lecturer 2005, Associate Professor 2011..

Research Interests:

Indicators of children's well-being. The politics of social policy. Parliaments and social policy. Children's rights and the Sociology of childhood.

Abstracts of Current Research :

Most of my research focuses on (a) the nature of children’s well-being and the factors affecting it, (b) the methodology of social indicators, and (c) the use of indicators of children’s well-being in the process of making and implementing child and public policy. The theoretical approach guiding my work is based on three concepts: the power of information, childhood as a (sociological) stage in itself, and children’s rights.

As a part of a team of researchers at ClemsonUniversity, DukeUniversity, and the Universityof Chicago, I am examining the effects of Strong Communities, a multi-million-dollar initiative to prevent child maltreatment in Greenville County, South Carolina, by building and strengthening norms of mutual assistance and of collective responsibility for family support.  Building on the efforts of all sectors of society including young people themselves, Strong Communities is a complex initiative posing difficult challenges for ongoing assessment of children’s safety and well-being and for identification of the potent inputs in this process and in its replication elsewhere. This project will enhance and inform my work on the active role children can and should play both in the study of their own well-being and in the impact of those studies on policies.

 As the Israeli representative in the EU’s COST A/19 working group on child welfare, I am both learning from and contributing to the intergenerational perspective framing the COST’s work, particularly in relation to children’s role in advancing their own status. 

I also continue my research in the field of children’s well being indicators. In my research I continue to explore the theoretical conceptualization of children’s well being, to seek and develop new and appropriate indicators for children well being and to study the indicators role in the policy making process.

 Through the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) of UNESCO, The UNICEF report cards series and the Kids Count project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, I am studying the evolution of the nature and use of indicators of child well-being.  In this context, I have the rare opportunity to examine how my own scholarship has influenced the field.

Key words: Well-being, children’s rights, child policy, social indicators, childhood as a stage of itself.



Recent Publications:


Ben-Arieh, A., Kaufman, H.N., Andrews, B.A., George, R., Lee, B.J. & Aber, J.L. (2001) Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well Being Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Press.

Refereed articles:

Ben-Arieh, A. (2000). "The Politics of Social Welfare: MP's Attitudes and Activities in the 13th Israeli Knesset" Journal of Legislature Studies Vol.6 No.2 (pp. 1-18).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2000) "Beyond Welfare: Measuring and Monitoring the State of Children- New Trends and Domains" Social Indicators Research Vol. 52 No. 3 (pp. 235-257).

Haj-Yahia, M.M. & Ben-Arieh, A. (2000) "Incidence of Exposure to Violence in the Family of Origin Among Arab Adolescents and Its Sciodemographic Correlates: Child Abuse and Neglect Vol. 24. No. 10 (pp. 1299-1315).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Lee, B.J. (2000) "Poor children in Illinoisand Israel: Whom do the income maintenance program serve?" Social Security 58 (pp. 97-112) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Danon, Y.L. (2001) “Epidemiological Trends of Pediatric Emergency Referrals in Israel” IMAJ 3 (pp. 231-232).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2001) “Members of the 13th Israeli Knesset and their influence on social policy: who influenced?” Society and Welfare 21/4  (pp.403-420) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Ofir, A. (2002) “Time for (more) time-use studies: Studying the daily activities of children Childhood 9/2 (pp. 253-276).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2002) "Who is for Kids and Who is just Kidding? Members of The Israeli Knesset’s Activities on Children’s Issues Between 1990-2001"Social Policy and Society 1/4  (pp.335-347).

Ben-Arieh, A & Doron A. (2003) The Making of Social Policy in Israel: Perceived Influence of Members of the 13th Israeli Knesset”  The Review of Policy Studies  20/7 (pp. 309-327).

Ben-Arieh, A. & Boyer, Y. (2003) “The little citizen? Citizenship and childhood in Israel” Social Security 63  (pp. 236-270) (Hebrew).

Gal, J. & Ben-Arieh, A. (2003) ”Transfer payment and support for families with children in a comparative perspective” Social Security 63  (pp. 69-76) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2004) “Who cares? Knesset members activities on children well being issues between 1990 – 2001” Society and Welfare  (pp. 383-399) (Hebrew).

Ben-Arieh, A & Boyer, Y. (2005) "Citizenship and childhood in Israel: the state of affairs" Childhood 12/1 (pp. 33-53).

Ben-Arieh, A. (2005) “Where are the children? Children's role in measuring and monitoring their well-being” Social Indicators 74/3 (pp. 573 – 596).

Khoury-Kassabri, M. Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Ben-Arieh, A. (accepted for publication) “Adolescents approach toward children rights: Comparison between Jewish and Palestinian children from Israel and the Palestinian Authority” Children and Youth Service Review .

Ben-Arieh, A (accepted for publication) Is the study of the “State of Our Children” changing? Revisiting after five years” Children and Youth Service Review.

Ben-Arieh, A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (accepted for publication) “Generational, Ethnic, and National Differences in Attitudes toward the Rights of Children in Israel and Palestine” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.


Chapters and articles in books:

Ben-Arieh A. (2000) "Does the Knesset Matter? MK's influence on the making of Social Policy in Israel" in Ben-Arieh, A. & Gal, J. (Eds.) Into the Promised Land: Issues Facing the Welfare State (pp. 137-152). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Ben-Arieh, A. (2002) “Evaluating the outcomes of programs Vs. Monitoring Well Being: A Child Centerd Perspective” In Vecchiato, T., Maluccio,A.N. and Canali, C. (Eds.). Evaluation in Child and Family Services: Comparative Client and Program perspective  (pp.150-160) New-York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Ben-Arieh, A., Boyer, Y. & Gajst, I. (2004) “Children’s Welfare in Israel:Growing up in a multi-cultural society” in Jensen, A.M., Ben-Arieh, A., Conti, C., Kutsar, D., Phadraig, M.N. and Nielsen, H.M. (Ed.) Children’s Welfare in Ageing Europe V. I-II   Trondhiem: Norwegian Centre for Child Research.

Ben-Arieh, A. (2005) “Mesuring and Monitoring Children’s Well Being: The Role of Children” in Klöckner, C. and Paetzel, U. Kindheitsforschung und kommunale Praxis (Arbeitstitel): Praxisnahe Erkenntnisse aus der aktuellen Kindheitsforschung. Wiesbaden, Germany: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Ben-Arieh, A & Goerge, R (2006) “Measuring and Monitoring Children’s Well-Being: The policy process” in Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R.(Ed.) Indicators of children's well being: understanding their role, usage and policy influence   Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Titler, J. & Ben-Arieh A. (2006) “So where should the research go? Some possible directions and their research implications” in Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R.(Ed.) Indicators of children's well being: understanding their role, usage and policy influence   Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands .


Academic editing:

Ben-Arieh, A. & Gal, J. (Eds.) (2000) Into the Promised Land: Issues Facing the Welfare State (470 pages) Westport, CT: Praeger.

Jensen, A.M., Ben-Arieh, A., Conti, C., Kutsar, D., Phadraig, M.N. & Nielsen, H.M. (Ed.) (2004) Children’s Welfare in Ageing Europe V. I-II   Trondhiem:Norwegian Centre for Child Research

Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R. (Ed.) (2005) Indicators of children's well being: understanding their role, usage and policy influence   Springer: Dordrecht,Netherlands

Ben-Arieh, A., Zionit, Y.  & Binstok-Rivlin, Z. (ed.) (2000, 2001)  Children in Israel - An Annual Statistical Abstract (Hebrew) Center For Research and Public Education, National Council For The Child ; Jerusalem, also published in English as Ben-Arieh, A., Zionit, Y.  & Binstok-Rivlin, Z. (ed.) (2001) The State Of The Child In Israel - A Statistical Abstract  Center For Research and Public Education, National Council For The Child ; Jerusalem

Ben-Arieh, A., Zionit, Y.  & Krizak, G. (ed.) (2002, 2003)  Children in Israel - An Annual Statistical Abstract (Hebrew) Center For Research and Public Education, National Council For The Child; Jerusalem

Guest editor with Dr. John Gal Social Security 56 “The future of the welfare state”

Guest editor with Prof. Yossi Tamir Social Security 63 “Children, Childhood and Children rights”

Special guest editor with Prof. Ivar Frones (3 volumes) Social Indicators Research Journal” indicators of children well being


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Prof. Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz

Full Professor
Room 518

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 2006, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Lecturer 2008, Senior Lecturer 2012, Associate Professor 2016; Full Professor 2020

Research Interests:

Prof. Attar-Schwartz's research focuses on the well-being, adjustment, and resilience of children and youth in domestic and out-of-home care settings, including residential care settings and family foster care. She has published extensively on children’s safety, quality of life, and psychosocial and educational adjustment in residential care.  She is also interested in issues of social support of children in residential care by their nuclear and extended family, by their peers and by the residential care staff. Shalhevet is also an expert in intergenerational relationship in the family and its contribution to child and adolescent well-being. 

Shalhevet is especially interested in using multidimensional perspectives, taking into account multiple ecological spheres in children’s lives, such as their personal attributes, family characteristics, and social and organizational factors outside the parental home, to identify the stressors and protective factors involved in young people’s well-being. Her current projects focus on: kinship family foster care for children at risk, child-parent contact in residential care, stigmatization of children and youth in residential care, and intergenerational relationships in the family and child well-being.

Shalhevet is involved in several governmental and non-governmental committees and initiatives aiming to promote the well-being of children, in general, and children in care, In particular, in Israel. She is also currently the Chair of the Steering Committee for Knowledge Development, The Council for the Child in Care (Yeldaim Besikui).


Key words: Child well-being, residential care, family foster care, social support, intergenerational relationships. 


Selected Publications:

Chapters in Collections

Attar-Schwartz, S. (in press). Sibling Support: The Reports of Israeli Adolescents in Residential Care. In A. Buchanan and A. Rotkirch (Eds.). Brothers and sisters: global perspectives on the longest enduring relationship. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2017). Experiences of victimization by peers and staff in residential care for children at-risk in Israel from an ecological perspective. In: A. V. Rus, S.R. Parris, & E. Stativa (Eds.). Child Maltreatment in Residential Care: History, Research, and Current Practice, pp. 269-300. New York: Springer.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Buchanan, A. (2017). Grandparent-adolescent relationships. In: R.J.R. Levesque (Ed). Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 1-16). New-York: Springer.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2016). Grandfather-adolescent relationships and adolescent well-being among Israeli Jewish and Arab youth. In: A. Buchanan, & A. Rotkirch (Eds.). Grandfathers: Global perspectives, pp. 267-284. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Buchanan, A. (2012). Grandparent-adolescent relationships. In: R.J.R. Levesque (Ed). Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 1213-1225). New-York: Springer.  

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Buchanan, A., & Flouri, E. (2011) Grandparent involvement and adolescent adjustment: Should grandparents have legal rights? In C. Lind, J. Bridgeman, & H. Keating, (Eds.). Transforming families, regulating responsibilities (pp. 191-212). London: Ashgate.

Bradshaw, J., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2010). Fertility and social policy. In: N. Takayama, & M. Werding (Eds.). Fertility and public policy: How to reverse the trend in declining birth rates (pp. 185-212). Cambridge, MA and London, UK: MIT-Press.  

Articles in Refereed Journals

Hoffnung-Assouline, A. H., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2020). Staff Social Support and Adolescent Adjustment Difficulties: The Moderating Role of Length of Stay in the Residential Care Setting. Children and Youth Services Review, 104761.

Attar-Schwartz, S., Filippelli, J., & Fallon, B. (2019). Does a Co-Resident Grandparent Matter? Characteristics of Maltreatment-Related Investigations Involving Lone-Parent Families. The British Journal of Social Work49(6), 1638-1657.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Huri, Y. (2019). Grandparental support and life satisfaction among adolescents in residential care. Children and Youth Services Review96, 70-78.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2019). Parental availability of supprot and frequency of contact: The reports of youth in educational residential care. Children and Youth Services Review, 101, 317-328.

Fridman-Teutsch, A., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2019). Commitment to school and learning among youth in residential care: The role of mother and father support and parents’ divorce. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry89(2), 201-2011.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Buchanan (PI) (2018). Grandparenting and adolescents' well-being: Evidence from the UK and Israel. Special Issue: Grandparents. The Role of Grandparents in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives on Changing Roles and Consequences. Contemporary Social Science Open Journal, 13(2), 219-231.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Fridman-Teutsch, A.(2018). Father support and adjustment difficulties among youth in residential settings: The moderating role of victimization by peers and gender. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88, 701-712.

Attar-Schwartz, S., Mishna, F., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2017) The role of classmates’ social support, peer victimization and gender in externalizing and internalizing behaviors among Canadian youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-12.

Mishna, F., Schwan, K. J., Birze, A., Van Wert, M., Lacombe-Duncan, A., McInroy, L., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2018). Gendered and Sexualized Bullying and Cyber Bullying: Spotlighting Girls and Making Boys Invisible. Youth & Society, 0044118X18757150.

Kosher, H., Attar-Schwartz, S., Casas, F., & Zeira, A., Monserratt, M.C. (2018). Out-of-Home Care for Children at-Risk in Israel and in Spain:  Current Lessons and Future Challenges. Psychosocial Intervention, 27(1), 12-21. 1

Pinchover, S., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2018). Is someone there for you? Social support of youth in educational residential care from family, peers, and staff. British Journal of Social Work, 48, 2195-2214.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2017). Adolescents' closeness to paternal grandmothers in the face of parents' divorce. Children and Youth Services Review, 77, 118-126. 

Attar-Schwartz, S., Benbenishty, R., & Roziner, I. (2017). Change trajectories of aggressive behavior among children in long-term residential care. Child Abuse & Neglect, 65, 158-170. 

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2016). The moderating role of cultural affiliation in the link between emotional closeness to grandparents and adolescent adjustment difficulties and prosocial behavior. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86, 564-572.

Attar-Schwartz, S. & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2015) Indirect and verbal victimization by peers among youth at-risk in residential care. Child Abuse & Neglect, 42, 84-98. 

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2015). Emotional closeness to parents and grandparents: A moderated-mediation model predicting adolescent adjustment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85, 495-503.

Pinchover, S., Attar-Schwartz, S., & Matattov-Sekeles, H. (S) (2015). Director's Leadership and burnout among residential child care workers: possible implications for practice. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 14(2), 1478-1840.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2014). Experiences of sexual victimization by peers among adolescents in residential care settings. Social Service Review, 88, 594-629.

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. Social Indicators Research, 7, 369-389.

Pinchover, S., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2014). Institutional social climate and adjustment difficulties of adolescents in residential care: The mediating role of victimization by peers. Children and Youth Services Review, 44, 393-399.

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 and Neglect, 38, 1073-1082.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2014). Adolescents' reports of physical violence by peers in residential care settings: an ecological examination. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 659-682.

Attar-Schwartz, S.  (2013). Runway behavior among adolescents in residential care: the role of personal characteristics, victimization experiences while in care, social climate, and institutional factors. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 258-267.

Ben-Arieh, A., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2013). An ecological approach to children's rights and participation: Interrelationships and correlates of rights in different ecological systems. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 94-106.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Ben-Arieh, A.  (2012). Political knowledge, attitudes and values among Palestinian and Jewish youth in Israel: The role of nationality, gender and religiosity. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 704-712.

Pinchover, S., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2012). Emotional and behavioral functioning of children and youth in welfare residential care settings: The contribution of personal characteristics, victimization experiences while in care, and the setting's social climate. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work, 20, 61-90. (Hebrew).

Zeira, A., Attar-Schwartz, S., & Benbenishty, R. (2012). Children and youth in out-of-home-placement in Israel: Issues and challenges. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work, 20, 9-16.

Attar-Schwartz, S., Ben-Arieh, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2011). The geography of child welfare in Israel: The role of nationality, religion, socio-economic factors, and social workers availability. British Journal of Social Work, 41, 1122-1139. 1

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2011). Maltreatment by staff in residential care facilities: The adolescents' perspectives. Social Service Review, 85, 635-664.

Griggs, J., Tan, J.P., Buchanan, A., Attar-Schwartz, S., & Flouri, E. (2010). ‘They’ve always been there for me’: Grandparental involvement and child well-being. Children and Society, 24, 200-214.

Tan, J.P., Buchanan, A., Flouri, E., Attar-Schwartz, S., & Griggs, J. (2010). Filling in the parenting gap? Grandparent involvement with UK adolescents. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 992-1015.

Flouri, E., Buchanan, A., Tan, J.P., Griggs, J., & Attar-Schwartz, S.  (2010). Adverse life events, area socio-economic disadvantage, and psychopathology and prosocial behavior in adolescence: The role of closeness to grandparents as a buffer against risk. Stress: The International Journal on Biology of Stress, 13(5), 402-412.

Ben-Yehuda, Y., Attar-Schwartz, S., Ziv, A., Jedwab, M., & Benbenishty, R. (2010). Child abuse and neglect: Reporting by health professionals and their need for training.  Israel Medical Association Journal- IMAJ, 12, 596-602.

Attar-Schwartz, S., Tan, J.P., Buchanan, A. (PI), Flouri, E. (CI), & Griggs, J. (C) (2009). Grandparenting and adolescent adjustment in two-parent biological, lone-parent, and step- families. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(1), 67-75.

Ben-Arieh, A., McDonnell, J., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2009). Safety and home-school relations as indicators of children well-being: Whose perspective counts? Social Indicators Research, 90, 339-349.

Attar-Schwartz, S., Tan, J.P., & Buchanan, A. (2009). Adolescents’ perspectives on relationships with grandparents: The contribution of adolescent, grandparent, and parent-grandparent relationship variables. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 1057-1066.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2009). School functioning of children in residential care: The contributions of multilevel correlates. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33, 429-440.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2009). Peer sexual harassment victimization at school: The roles of student characteristics, cultural affiliation and school factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79, 407-420.

Attar-Schwartz, S. (2008). Emotional, behavioral and social problems among Israeli children in residential care: A multi-level analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(2), 229-248.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2008). Student victimization by peers: Comparison between Bedouin and non-Bedouin Arab students in Israel. Journal of School Violence, 7(3), 3-23.

Attar-Schwartz, S., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2008). Indirect versus verbal forms of victimization at school: The contribution of student, family, and school variables. Social Work Research, 32(3), 159-170.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2008). Student victimization by peers in Arab schools in Israel. Welfare and Society, 28(2-3), 203-223. (Hebrew).

Haj-Yahia, M., & Attar-Schwartz, S. (2008). Attitudes of Palestinian preschool teachers from Israel toward reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. Child and Family Social Work, 13, 378-390.

Attar, S., Benbenishty, R. (PI), & Haj-Yahia, M. (C) (2007). Shortform Assessment for Children (SAC): Empirical evaluation in Israel. Welfare and Society, 27(1), 79-101. (Hebrew).



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Prof. Avishai Benish

Head of B.S.W Program
Associate Professor
Room 510

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Dr. Avishai Benish


Academic Profile: 

LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000; LL.M., Columbia University, New York, 2008; LL.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009; Lecturer, 2010.

Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2014-2015

Currently Visiting at New York University, New York, USA

Chairman, ESPAnet Israel, the Israeli national association of the European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet)


Research Interests:

Social rights take-up and advocacy

Regulation and welfare state governance

Administrative justice and accountability in privatized welfare services

Social law and socio-legal studies


Research Projects:

Special issue in Public Administration

Accountability and Hybridity: Understanding Mixed Accountability Regimes under the New Forms of Welfare Governance.

(Guest editor with Professor Paola Mattei, Oxford University)

We invite papers that advance the debate about accountability in welfare governance, focusing in particular on hybridity, changing modes and consequences of changing accountability regimes. Further details are available here.


Between Rights and Care: Integrating Social Rights Advocacy into Social Work Practice (Israel Science Foundation): This research project (with Professor Idit Weiss-Gal) seeks to examine and conceptualize the integration of rights-based advocacy into social workers’ practice by offering  a comprehensive and multifaceted empirical examination of how social workers under the reform engage in take-up practice; of their perceptions of the nature of take-up practice; and of whether and how they incorporate the rights discourse and its logic into their practice.


Social Rights Take-up (Israeli National Insurance Institute): This research project (with Professor John Gal, Professor Mimi Ajzenstadt & Dr. Roni Holler) explores the perceptions and practices of “take-up agents” in the public, private and non-profit sectors in the context of realizing the right to social security.



Refereed articles:

Avishai Benish, Dana Halevy and Shimon Spiro (2018) “Regulating social welfare services: Between compliance and learning,” International Journal of Social Welfare, 27(3), 226-235. [Link]

Avishai Benish, Dana Halevy and Shimon Spiro (2018) “A professional learning-based approach to: A case study of the Youth Protection Authority in Israel,” Society and Welfare, 38(1). (Hebrew)

Avishai Benish and Liron David (2018) “The right of access the administration in the welfare state: The (non-)take-up of social rights and the duty to make social rights accessible,” Law and Government, 19, 395-427 [Link]

Avishai Benish, Hanan Haber and Rotem Eliahou (2017) “The Regulatory Welfare State in Pension Markets: Mitigating High Charges for Low Income Savers in the United Kingdom and Israel,” Journal of Social Policy 46(2) 313-330 [Link] [SSRN]

Nissim Cohen, Avishai Benish, and Aya Shamriz-Ilouz (2016) “When the Clients Can Choose: Dilemmas of Street-Level Workers in Choice-Based Social Services,” Social Service Review 90 (4) 620-646. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish and Asa Maron (2016) “Infusing Public Law into Privatized Welfare: Lawyers, Economists and the Competing Logics of Administrative Reform,” Law and Society Review 50(4) 953-984. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish and Michal Kremer (2015) “Filling the Void: A Model for the Constitutional Right to Dignified Existence based on the German Constitutional Law,” Work, Society and Law 14 263-279. (Hebrew) [SSRN]

Avishai Benish (2014) “Outsourcing, Discretion, and Administrative Justice: Exploring the Acceptability of Privatized Decision Making," Law and Policy 36(2): 113-133. [Link] [SSRN] [JP]

Avishai Benish (2014) “The Public Accountability of Privatized Activation: The Case of Israel,” Social Policy and Administration 42(2): 262-277. [Link] [SSRN] [JP]

Avishai Benish and David Levi-Faur (2012) “New Forms of Administrative Law in Third Party Government,” Public Administration 90: 886-900. [Link] [SSRN] [JP]

Avishai Benish (2012) “New Public Management Reforms in Social Services: Lessons from 'Welfare-to-Work' Programs in a Comparative Perspective,” Social Security 90: 259- 290.  (Hebrew) [Link]

Avishai Benish (2012) “Social Services in the 21st Century: Trends and Challenges,” Social Security 90: 5-13.  (Hebrew) [Link]

Avishai Benish (2010) “Re-Bureaucratizing Welfare Administration,” Social Service Review 84: 77-101. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish and Roie Tsarfatie (2008) "When Labor Becomes a Commodity Again: A Critical Examination of Abnormally Low Bids in the Procurement of Employment Services" Tel Aviv University Journal of Law and Social Change 1: 93. (Hebrew)  [Link]

Avishai Benish (2008) “Contracting Out from The perspective of Public Law: Privatized 'Welfare to Work' Programs and the Limits of Oversight" Hebrew University Law Review (Mishpatim) 38: 283. (Hebrew) [SSRN]

Avishai Benish (2005) “Implementation of the 'Wisconsin Program' in Israel – Legal Aspects” Work, Society and Law 11: 121. (Hebrew)


Chapters and articles in books:

Avishai Benish (2018). The Privatization of Social Services in Israel. In: The Privatization of Israel (Paz-Fuchs, A., Mandelkern R. and Galnoor I., Eds.) (pp. 173-200). Palgrave Macmillan, New York. [Link] [SSRN]

Avishai Benish (2009) "Access to Justice in Welfare Services: The Case of the Administrative Tribunals in the 'Wisconsin Program," in John Gal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (Eds.) Access to social justice in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew) [Link]

Tzvi Inbar, Shlomo Guverman and Avishai Benish (2003) “Constitution-Making and Amending,” in: Procedures for Ratifying and Amending a Constitution and Methods of Designing an Additional Knesset Chamber. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew)



John Gal and Avishai Benish, editors (2018) For the Welfare State: Selected Essays by Abraham Doron Tel Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew) [Link]

Mordechai Kremnitzer, David Kretzmer and Avishai Benish (2002) The Basic Laws as a Constitutional Foundation. Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute. (Hebrew) [Link]


Academic editing:

Guest editor (with Paola Mattei), Public Administration, “Accountability and Hybridity: Understanding Mixed Accountability Regimes under the New Forms of Welfare Governance” [Call for Papers]

Editor (with David Levi-Faur and Oren Perez), Policy, Regulation & Governance eJournal [Link]

Editor, Social Welfare Law Section, Social Security Journal (Hebrew) [Link]



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rana eseed

Dr. Rana Eseed

Room 527

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Rana Eseed



Higher Education

2018-2019 Postdoctoral Studies (Department of Welfare and Social Policy, University of Bath, England).

2012-2018 Ph.D., (Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel(

2008-2011 M.A., (Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel(

2004-2007 B.A., (Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel(


Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)

2019-2012 MA`OF Fellowship, est. by the Kahanoff Foundation for outstanding Arab researchers.

2018 Council of Higher Education Fellowship Program for Outstanding Postdoctoral Researchers from the Arab Society.

2018 British Friends of the Hebrew University, fellowship for postdoctoral researchers.

2017-2018 Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity, scholarship for PhD candidates, Hebrew University.

2014- 2017 Hoffman PhD Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship Program, scholarship for Ph.D. candidates, Hebrew University.


Appointments at the Hebrew University

2019 Lecturer, Social work and social welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Additional Functions

2012  Present Executive member, ESPAnet Israel, the Forum for Social Policy Research in Israel.


Research Grants

2019 The Ralph Goldman Center for Judaism, Social Welfare and Ethics, The role of religion among Palestinian social workers in Israel, 30,000 NIS.


List of Publication


Books & Edited Books

Eseed, R. (PI) & Jawad, R. (PI) (In press). Social Policy and the Islamic World in Comparative Perspective: Taking Stock, Moving Forward


Journal Articles

Eseed, R. (2017). When the state fails to provide services: The case of the Islamic Movement in Israel. Journal of Social Policy, 47, 565-582. doi:10.1017/S0047279417000757.

Eseed, R.,(PI) & Khoury-Kassabri, M(PI). (2017). Alcohol use among Arab Muslim adolescents: A mediation-moderation model of family, peer and community factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88, 88-98. doi: 10.1037/ort0000263.

Eseed, R. (2016). Parent’s choices of child daycare in the Palestinian society in Israel. Bitachon Soziali, 99, 35-61. (Hebrew).

Massarwi, A. A. (PI), Eseed, R.,(CI) & Khoury-Kassabri, M.(CI( (

Eseed, R. (PI) (2019). Social service provision by minority religious organizations: A case study of the Islamic Movement in Kafr Qassim. Journal of Social Policy, 49, 507-524. doi:10.1017/S004727941900062X

Eseed, R. (2019). The Islamic movement in Israel: Development and key features. Journal of Welfare and Society,4 ,609-633. (Hebrew(.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Zadok, I., Eseed, R. & Vazsonyi, A. (2020). Individual and familial factors as mediators and moderators of young children’s aggressive behavior. Children and Youth Service Review.

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Jhon Gal

Prof. John Gal

Full Professor
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Research Interests:

Social policy and social protection in Israel; Comparative analysis of welfare states; Social work and policy practice.


Research Projects:

Mediterranean Welfare States

Social and Economic Rights in Israel (FP7)

Social Work and Policy Practice (with Prof. Idit Weiss-Gal)

Religion and Social Policy

Policy Transfers in Israeli Social Welfare


Abstracts of Current Research :

Mediterranean Welfare States: This study seeks to identify commonalities and differences between welfare states in the Mediterranean region.  The goal of the study is to ascertain whether the "olive oil welfare states" have specific features that distinguish between them and other welfare states and if these features can contribute to our understanding of social policy formulation and impacts in these nations.

Social and Economic Rights in Israel (FP7):  As part of a greater study on issues of citizenship  in the European Union, this study will seek to examine the social and economic rights of labor migrants in Israel and to examine issues of gender and ethnicity in Israeli society.

Social Work and Policy Practice:  While involvement in social change is a professed goal of social work, relatively little is known on the ways in which social workers actually engage in policy-practice intended to change social policy on different levels.  The goal of this cross-national  project is to investigate the various forms of engagement of social workers in policy practice and to formulate an explanatory  model for this type of practice.

Religion and Social Policy:  Is Israel a Jewish welfare state?  This project will seek to examine the impact of religion and religious belief on the Israeli welfare state in an historical perspective.  It will seek to establish the degree to which religion and nationalism have played a role in the formulation of the Israeli welfare state.

Policy Transfers in Israeli Social Welfare:  The goal of this study is to examine the impact of policy transfers in various fields of social welfare, social policy and social work in Israel.  The study will include an analysis of the role of German social workers on the establishment of social work in Israel and a number of other cases in which policy transfers apparently occurred.



Recent Publications:


Aviram, U., Gal, J. and Katan, Y. (eds.), (2007).  Formulating social policy in Israel: Trends and issues.   Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew). 359 pgs.

Gal, J. and Ajzenstadt, M. (eds.) (2009). Access to social justice in Israel.  Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. (Hebrew)

Ajzenstadt, M. and Gal, J. [eds.] [2010]. Children, families and gender in Mediterranean welfare states.  Dordrecht: Springer.

Weiss-Gal, I. & Gal, J. (2011).  Policy-practice in social work.  Jerusalem: Magnes. (Hebrew)

Gal, J. and Weiss-Gal, I. (eds.). (2013). Social workers affecting social policy: Policy practice in an international perspective. Bristol: Policy Press.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Ben-Arieh, A., Gal J., Nepomnyaschy, L., & Garfinkel, I. (2007). Child and family outcomes in New York and Tel Aviv: Using social indicators in a city level comparative analysis. Social Indicators Research, 80: 223-248.

Gal, J. (2007). The puzzling warfare-welfare nexus. War and Society, 26:99-117.

Weiss, I, & Gal, J. (2007). Social workers' attitudes towards social welfare policy. International Journal of Social Welfare, 16:349-357.

Weiss, I, & Gal, J. (2007).  Poverty in the eyes of the beholder: Social workers compared to other middle class professionals. British Journal of Social Work, 37:893-908.

Koreh, M., Gal, J. & Cohen, R. (2007). A cross-national comparative perspective on social assistance in Israel.  Social Security, 74: 43-69. (Hebrew)

Ajzenstadt, M., Gal, J. & Shapira, A. (2007) Towards evidence-based policy: A systematic review of programs dealing with unemployment. Israeli Sociology, 9(1): 41-70. (Hebrew).

Weiss, I, & Gal, J. (2008).  Social welfare policy: Preferences of Arab and Jewish social workers in Israel. Families in Society, 89: 129-138.

Weiss-Gal, I., & Gal, J. (2008). Social workers and policy practice:  The role of social and professional values. Journal of Social Service Research, 34:4, 15-29.

Avrami, S., Gal, J., & Weiss-Gal, I. (2008).  Knesset committees as a venue for social worker' policy practice activity.  Welfare and Society, 25:1, 103-122.  (Hebrew).

Gal, J. (2008).  Immigration and the categorical welfare state in Israel.  Social Service Review, 82:4, 639-661.

Weiss-Gal, I and Gal, J.  (2009). Realizing rights in social work. Social Service Review, 83:2,267-292.

Gal, J. & Bargal, D. (2009). Labor welfare in Israel. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 24, 185-204 (Also published in P.A. Kurzman & R. Paul Maiden (eds), Union Contributions to Labor Welfare Policy and Practice. London: Routledge).

Malul, M., Gal, J. & Greenstein, M. (2009).  A Universal Basic Income: Income and practice in the Israeli case.  Basic Income Studies, 4:1 article 4.

Katan, Y., Gal, J. & Weiss-Gal, I. (2009). The role of the local in dealing with poverty. Welfare and Society, 29:2-3, 283-310.(Hebrew)

Weiss-Gal, I., Gal, J.   &  Avrami, S. (2009).Policy-practice in action:  Social workers and parliamentary committees. Social Security, 81. (Hebrew)

Gal, J.  & Weiss-Gal, I.  (2011).  Social policy formulation and the role of professionals: The involvement of social workers in parliamentary committees in Israel. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19:2, 158-167. (Also published as Weiss-Gal, I.,  Gal, J. & Avrami, S. (2009).Policy-practice in action:  Social workers and parliamentary committees. Social Security, 81, 39-74. (Hebrew)

Gal, J. (2010).  Is there an extended family of Mediterranean welfare states? Journal of European Social Policy, 20:4, 283-300.

Bar-Nir, D. & Gal, J. (2011). Who has the power? The role of NPOs in local authorities.  Voluntas, 22:1.

Holler, R. & Gal, J. (2011).  Subsidizing early childhood: Israel in a cross-national comparative perspective.  Social Security, 87, 37-64. (Hebrew)

Gal, J. & Ajzenstadt, M. (2013).  The long path from a soup kitchen to a welfare state in Israel.  Journal of Policy History, 25, 240-263.

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (In Press). The development of social policy research in Israel.  Israel Affairs.

Weiss-Gal, I. & Gal, J. (In Press).  Social workers as policy actors.  Journal of Social Policy.

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Dr. Roni Holler

Head, Center for Disability Studies
Senior Lecturer
Room 522

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Research interests:

Disability policy; Disability studies; Social policy in Israel and in comparative perspective; History of the welfare state


Current research projects:

Guardianship and Supported Decision Making for Persons with Disabilities: A Mixed Method Analysis of Social Workers' Decision-Making Process (CO-PI with Dr. Shirli Werner, ISF Grant number 268/18).

In recent years, several welfare states, including Israel, have amended their guardianship laws. The proper implementations of these laws, including the decision whether to appoint a guardian or the less restrictive alternative of supported decision maker, is greatly influenced by social workers. In our research project we seek to contribute to a better understanding of social workers’ decisions about guardianship and supported decision making. Attention will be paid to understanding the contribution of individual level, social workers’ level, and societal-legal level factors to this process.

Active Take Up in Social Security (CO-PI With Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt, Dr. Avishai Benish & Prof. John, National Insurance Institute Grant)

One of the limitations of social security programmes is the problem of non-take-up, by which people who are entitled to receive benefits do not receive them. Despite a growing political and academic interests in understanding and tackling this issue, hitherto little is known about the barriers for participation in social benefits and the effective policy tools to overcome these barriers. The aim of this project is to address this theoretical and empirical gap, by mapping a)  the barriers facing social security beneficiaries in taking up their rights b)  the interventions put forward by various actors in order to help citizens to take up their rights. Moreover, assuming non-take-up to be a multi-dimensional in nature, our analysis focuses on various levels of barriers and interventions, including social, legal, bureaucratic and organizational.

Understanding Role Perception of Family, Professional and Volunteer Supporters in Supported Decision Making Scheme  (CO-PI With  Dr. Itay Greenspan and Prof. Shirli Werner, Warburg Fund)

In the Israeli context, the criticism towards guardianship led to the 2016 amendment of the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law and to the development of a less restrictive alternative known as supported decision making. Since supported decision making is a relatively new policy tool, we know little about its actual implementation, including the way supporters perceive their role. In order to fill this gap, our goal in this study is to examine the role perceptions of Israeli supporters under the new reform, as well as their motivation for becoming supporters.



Articles in Refereed Journals

Holler, R., & Gal, J. (2011). Subsidies for early childhood education and care: The

Israeli model in a cross-national comparative perspective. Social Security, 87,

37-63 (Hebrew) [Link].

Holler, R. (2014). Disability and employment policy in the Israeli welfare state:

Between exclusion and inclusion. Disability & Society29, 1369-1382 [Link]


Holler, R. (2014). People with disabilities and the Israeli welfare state: The case of

relief work. Social Security, 95, 39-76 (Hebrew) [Link].

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (2014). The development of social policy research in Israel, Israel

Affairs, 20, 452-469 [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. (2017). Disabling ideas – disabling policies: The case of disability

employment policy in the newly established Israeli state. Social Policy &

Administration, 51, 424-441[Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. & Werner, S. (2018). Perceptions toward Disability among Social Work

Students in Israel: Development and Validation of a New Scale. Health &

Social Care in the Community, 26(3), 423-432 [Link].

Holler, R. (2018). “Rebuilding a shattered life and a broken body”: Social work and

disability discourses in Israel’s first decades. British Journal of Social

Work [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R (2018). Disability studies: Challenges and Issues. Theory and Criticism, 50,

475-492. (Hebrew).]Link]

Holler, R. (2019). “Rebuilding a shattered life and a broken body”: Social work and

disability discourses in Israel’s first decades. British Journal of Social Work,

49, 448-465. [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. (2019). The role of the welfare state in supporting economic transitions

following family bereavement: Comparing Britain and Israel. Social Policy &

Administration, 53, 128-141. [Link]

Werner, S. & Holler, R. (2020). Attitudes toward guardianship and their association with the importance of social work goals and perspectives of disability within

the social work profession. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42, 712-721. [Link]

Holler, R. (2020). Material, Stigmatic and Agentic Dimensions in the Experience of Claiming Disability Benefits: The Israeli Case. Social Policy & Administration. [Link]

Holler, R. Shemla, I.& Maeir, A. (Accepted for publication). The disability orientation of occupational therapists in physical rehabilitation settings: tension between medical and social models in theory and practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy


Edited Books

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (Eds.) (2019). ““Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew) [Link].


 Book Chapters

Holler, R. & Gal, J.(2019). History of social work in Israel: An introduction. In J. Gal & R. Holler (Eds.). “Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).

Holler, R. )2019). Between the personal and the social: Social work and people with disabilities in Israel’s first decades. In J. Gal & R. Holler (Eds.). “Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).

Holler, R. & Werner, S.,Tolub, Y. & Pumeranz, M. (2020). Choice and people with intellectual disability: The Israeli case. In R. J. Stancliffe, M. L. Wehmeyer, K. A. Shogren & B. H. Abery (Eds.). Choice, Preference and  Disability: Promoting Self-Determination Across the Lifespan  (pp. 87-110). Switzerland: Springer.

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Prof. Howie Litwin

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Research Interests:

Howard Litwin works in the field of social gerontology. His empirical research addresses the correlates and determinants of well-being in late-life. In particular, his work seeks to clarify how the social networks of older people influence perceptions, feelings and actions that, in turn, contribute to aging well. He is the founding Head of the Israel Gerontological Data Center (IGDC), a knowledge center at the University that was initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and is currently supported by the Ministry for Senior Citizens. He serves as the Coordinator of the Social Network area for the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)—a longitudinal survey of people age 50 and over in 20 countries. He is also the Principal Investigator for SHARE-Israel, the Israeli component of the SHARE project. Prof. Litwin is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).


Research Projects:

Establishment of the IsraelGerontological DataCenter, Funding: Israel Ministry of Science, 2002 -2005        

Developing an Israeli Version of the HRS/SHARE Project, Funding: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging, 2004 -2006        

Survey of 50+: Participation of Israelin the International HRS/SHARE Project, Funding: National Insurance Institute, 2005 -2006        

The Sociology of Familial Exchange in Later Life: A Comparative German-Israeli Analysis of the Determinants of Intergenerational Transfers, Funding:  German Israeli Foundation  2005 -2006       

Abstracts of Current Research :

A multivariate examination of explanations for the occurrence of elder abuse:  The goal of the study was to determine the relative strength of four major explanations for the rise of elder abuse among a population in transition from traditional to modern culture. The study compared a sample of 120 abused Arab Israeli elders with a control group of 120 nonabused elders from the same background. The abuse status outcome was regressed in a hierarchical logistic procedure on indicators of sociodemographic status, dependency, modernization, and social integration. The results underscored the multiple explanations for elder abuse in the study population and the predominance of the combined factors of modernization and social integration.

Social networks, ethnicity and public home-care utilisation:This study examines the relationships between support networks, ethnicity and the utilisation of formal care services, taking into account background characteristics and functional health status among 3,403 older people in Israel. The results show that publicly-financed formal care services were utilised more frequently by older-old persons, women, functionally impaired individuals and people embedded in the neighbour-focused and restricted networks.  Thus, formal home-care was sought more often in cases in which the informal sources of support had less capacity to provide ongoing informal care.

Intergenerational exchange and mental health in later-life:The case of older Jewish Israelis: The purpose of this study was to consider the contribution of intergenerational exchange to mental health. The results revealed that unbalanced exchange on the part of the respondents, whether giving more or receiving more, was unrelated to their current mental health. Equal reciprocal exchange was positively associated with mental health, albeit weakly. This positive effect was maintained despite the simultaneous negative association of poor health with respondents' mental health and the positive association of income, education and contact with children. The analysis demonstrates that reciprocal intergenerational exchange may be a contributory factor to better mental health in later-life.

Elder participation in cyberspace: A qualitative analysis of Israeli  retirees:This inquiry considers the nature and meaning of elder participation in cyberspace and the degree to which computer-mediated communication increases the social capital of older adults. Three primary themes emerged from the interviews. The first concerns the different conceptions of old age held by the cyber-participants and the non-participants, and in particular, differing views on learning capacity in later life. The second is related to the varying conceptions of time in old age, and orientation to the past or to the future. The third theme relates to the way in which the elderly persons involved in the virtual world relate to their computer, attributing human qualities to this new addition to their social network.


Litwin, H., (2002). Environmental quality of life in long-term care: The effect of institutional and community-based settings. Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care, 1(1): 107-125.

Litwin, H., (2002). Methodological issues in the measurement of social networks. Gerontologia,28(3-4): 155-168, (Hebrew).

Litwin, H., (2002). Examination of the association of age, disability and mood among Jewish older adults in Israel.Aging and Mental Health, 6(4): 397-401.

Greenberger, H., and Litwin, H. (2003). Can burdened caregivers be effective facilitators of elder care-recipient health care? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 41(4): 332-341.

Litwin, H.,and Zoabi, S. (2003). Modernization and elder abuse in an Arab-Israeli context. Research on Aging, 25(3): 224-246.

Litwin, H.,(2003). The association of disability, sociodemographic background and social network type in later life.Journal of Aging and Health, 15(2): 391-408.

Litwin, H.,(2003). Social predictors of physical activity in later life: The contribution of social network type. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 11: 389-406.

Litwin, H.,(2003). El uso de servicios sociales y de salud entre adultos mayores: Un examen de factores pronóstico (Social and health service utilization among older people: An examination of predictive factors). Trabajo Social, Noviembre, 84-93.

Greenberger, H., and Litwin, H. (2003). Caregiver resources and facilitation of elder care-recipient adherence to health regimens. Canadian Journal on Aging/ La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement, 22(4): 477-493.

Litwin, H., (2003). The social context of aging in Israel: Social support systems. In A. Rosin, (ed.), Aging and Gerontology in Israel,Jerusalem; JDC-Eshel, 641-660 (Hebrew). 

Litwin, H., (2003). "Social Network Structure and Utilization of Formal Public Support in Israel." In V. L. Bengtson & A. Lowenstein (eds.). Global Aging and Challenges to Families. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 196-213.

Litwin, H.,(2004). Intergenerational exchange patterns and their correlates in an aging Israeli cohort. Research on Aging, 26(2): 202-223.

Litwin, H.,(2004). Intergenerational exchange and mental health in later-life: The case of older Jewish Israelis. Aging and Mental Health, 8(3): 196-200.

Litwin, H.,and Zoabi, S. (2004). A multivariate examination of explanations for the occurrence of elder abuse. Social Work Research, 28(3): 133-142.

Blit-Cohen, E., and Litwin, H. (2004). Elder participation in cyberspace: A qualitative analysis of Israeli retirees. Journal of Aging Studies, 18(4): 385-398.

Litwin, H.,(2004). Social networks, ethnicity and public home care. Ageing and Society, 24(6): 921-939.

Auslander, G., Litwin, H., and Heinik, J. (2004). Social correlates of the severity of cognitive impairment at time of diagnosis of dementia. Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 10(4).

Blit Cohen, E., and Litwin, H. (2005). Computer utilization in later-life: Characteristics and relationship to personal well-being. Gerontechnology, 3(3): 76-86.

Brodsky, J., and Litwin, H. (2005). Immigration, appartenance ethnique et schémas de soins des personnes âgées en Israël (Immigration, ethnicity and patterns of care among older persons in Israel). Retraite et Société, 44: 177-203.

Litwin, H., (2005). Correlates of successful aging: Are they universal? International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 61(4): 313-333.

Litwin, H. (2005). Intergenerational relations in an aging world.  European Journal of Ageing, 2: 213-215.

Litwin, H., (2006). The path to well-being among elderly Arab-Israelis. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 21(1-2): 25-40.

Litwin, H., and Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2006). The association between activity and well-being in later-life: what really matters? Ageing and Society, 26: 225-242.

Litwin, H., (2006). Social networks and self-rated health: A cross-cultural examination among older Israelis. Journal of Aging and Health, 18: 335-358.

Litwin, H., and Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2006). Network type and mortality risk in later-life. The Gerontologist, 46(6): 735-743.

Litwin, H. (2007). What really matters in the social network mortality— association?  A multivariate examination among older Jewish-Israelis. European Journal of Ageing, 4(2): 71-82.

Litwin, H. (2007). Does early retirement lead to longer life? Ageing and Society, 27(5): 739-754.

Litwin, H. (2007). The interpersonal milieu of older people. In S. Carmel, C. Morse & F. Torres Gil (Eds.). Lessons on Aging from Three Nations, Volume I: The Art of Aging Well. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co., pp. 169-184.

Litwin, H., Vogel, C., Künemund, H. and Kohli, M. (2008). The balance of intergenerational exchange: Correlates of net transfers in Germanyand Israel. European Journal of Ageing, 5(2): 91-102.

Achdut, L. and Litwin, H. (eds.) (2008). The 50+ cohort - First results from SHARE - Israel: Data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, Social Security - Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies, 76.  (Hebrew), 311 pp.

Litwin, H., and Sapir, E.V. (2008): The SHARE-Israel methodology, Social Security - Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies, 76: 25-41, (Hebrew).

Litwin, H. (2008): Private intergenerational transfers among persons aged 50+: The exchange of time, money and shared housing, Social Security - Journal of Welfare and Social Security Studies, 76: 247-268, (Hebrew).

 Litwin, H., and Sapir, E.V. (in press). Perceived income adequacy among older adults in 12 countries: Findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The Gerontologist.

Litwin, H. (2008). Understanding aging in a Middle Eastern context: The SHARE-Israel survey of persons aged 50 and older. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, DOI10.1007/s10823-008-9073-7

Litwin, H.(2009). Understanding aging in a Middle Eastern context: The SHARE-Israel survey of persons aged 50 and older. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 24(1): 49-62.First publishedonline: July 15, 2008, DOI: 10.1007/s10823-008-9073-7.

Litwin, H., and Attias-Donfut, C. (2009). The inter-relationship between formal and informal care: A study in France and Israel. Ageing and Society, 29(1): 71-91. First published online: December 10, 2008, DOI:10.1017/S0144686X08007666.

Litwin, H., and Sapir, E.V. (2009). Perceived income adequacy among older adults in 12 countries: Findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The Gerontologist, 49(3): 397-496. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnp036.

Litwin, H.,Achdut, L., and Youssim, I.(2009). Who supports delayed retirement? A study of older workers in Israel.Journal of European Social Policy,19(3): 245–257, DOI: 10.1177/ 0958928709104739.

Litwin, H., and Sapir, E.V. (2009). Forgone health care due to cost among older adults in European countries and in Israel. European Journal of Ageing, 6(3): 167-176.DOI: 10.1007/ s10433-009-0126-8.

Litwin, H.(2009). Social networks and well being: A comparison of older people in Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean countries. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65B (5): S599-S608. First published online: December 14, 2009, DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbp104.

Shmotkin, D., andLitwin, H.(2009). Cumulative adversity and depressive symptoms among older adults in Israel: The differential roles of self-oriented versus other-oriented events of potential trauma. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44: 989-997. DOI: 10.1007/ s00127-009-0020-x.

Litwin, H.,and Brodsky, J. (2009). Israel. In E. Palmore, F. Whittington and S. Kunkel (Eds.). The International Handbook on Aging: Current Research and Developments, Third Edition. Westport, CN: Praeger Publishers, pp. 297-308.  

Amit, K., and Litwin, H. (2010). The subjective well-being of immigrants aged 50 and older in IsraelSocial Indicators Research, 98: 89–104.First published online: September 23, 2009, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-009-9519-5.

Roll, A., and Litwin, H. (2010). Intergenerational financial transfers and mental health: An analysis using SHARE-Israel dataAging & Mental Health, 14(2): 203–210. DOI: 10.1080/ 13607860903191366.

Litwin, H., and Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2011). Social network type and subjective well-being in a national sample of older Americans. The Gerontologist, 51(3): 379–388. First published online: November 19, 2010, DOI:10.1093/geront/gnq094

Litwin, H.(2011). The association between social network relationships and depressive symptoms among older Americans: what matters most?International Psychogeriatrics, 23:6, 930–940. First published online: March 1, 2011, DOI:10.1017/S1041610211000251.

Khalaila, R., and Litwin, H.(2011). Modernization and future care preferences: A cross-sectional survey of Arab Israeli caregivers. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(7), 1614–1624. First published online: March 6, 2011, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05606.x

Muller, Z., and Litwin, H. (2011). Grandparenting and well-being: How important is grandpent-role centrality? European Journal of Ageing, 8(2): 109–118. First published online: March 29, 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s10433-011-0185-5.

Khalaila, R.,and Litwin, H. (2011). Does filial piety decrease depression among family caregivers?Ageing & Mental Health, 15(6), 679-686. First published online: May 11, 2011, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2011.569479.

Litwin, H., and Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2011). The association of background and network type among older Americans: Is "who you are" related to "who you are with? Research on Aging, 33(6): 735–759. First published online: May 27, 2011, DOI: 10.1177/0164027511409441.

Glicksman, A., and Litwin, H. (2011). International Spotlight: Israel. The Gerontologist, 51(6): 734-738. First published online: October 30, 2011,DOI:10.1093/geront/gnr104.

Litwin, H. (2011). Social relationships and well-being in very late life. In L. Poon and J. Cohen-Mansfield (Eds.)Understanding well being in the oldest old, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 213-226. ISBN 978-1-4419-8344-2

Khalaila, R.,and Litwin, H. (2012). Modernisation and filial piety among traditional family caregivers: A study of Arab-Israelis in cultural transition. Ageing & Society, 32: 768-789. First published online: July 22, 2011, DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X11000572.

Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., and Litwin, H. (2012). Potentially traumatic events at different points in the life span and mental health: Findings from SHARE-Israel. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82(2): 251–259, DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2012.01149.x.

Litwin, H.(2012). Physical activity, social network type and depressive symptoms in late life: An analysis of data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project. Aging & Mental Health, 16(5): 608–616. First published online: February 1, 2012, DOI:10.1080/13607863.2011.644264.

Litwin, H., Shrira, A., and Shmotkin, D. (2012). Self–reported functional status among the old–old: A comparison of two Israeli cohorts. Journal of Aging and Health, 24(5): 846-862. First published online: March 15, 2012, DOI: 10.1177/0898264312436714.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S and Litwin, H. (2012). Social network type and health-related behaviors among older people: Evidence from an American national survey Social Science & Medicine, 75(5): 901-904. First published online: 24 May, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.04.031. 

Litwin, H., and Stoeckel, K.J. (2012). Social networks and subjective wellbeing among older Europeans: Does age make a difference? Ageing & Society. First published online: 16 June, 2012, DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X12000645.

Litwin, H.,and Stoeckel. K.J. (2013). The social networks of older Europeans. In C. Phellas (ed.), Aging in European Societies, International Perspectives on Aging 6, New York: Springer, pp. 179-192. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-8345-9_12.


Howard Litwin's site at the Research and Development Authority


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Hadass Moore

Dr. Hadass Moore

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Hadass Moore




Higher Education

2014-2018 Ph.D., (The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, United States)

2012-2014 M.S.W., (Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

2008-2011 B.S.W., (Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years(

2017 Best Student Poster, American Educational Research Association

2017 Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association International Scholarships

2017 Hamovitch Research Center Summer Fellowship

2017 Honorable Mention Student Abstract Award, American Public Health Association

2018 Student Leadership/Service Award, The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work

2018 School Climate Special Interest Group Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association

2019 Golda Meir Young Researcher Fellowship

2019 Division E Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association Appointments at the Hebrew University

2018 present Lecturer, Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)

2018 Present - Board Member. Home Base: Bringing Israel’s homeless back to society

2018 Present - Member. Teaching Committee. Paul Bearwood School of Social work and Social Welfare.

2019  Present - Member. Teacher-Student committee. Paul Bearwood School of Social work and Social Welfare.


Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years(

2015 The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, Initiative for Applied Education Research; Critical Literature Review on Inequality in Education: The effect of rising economic inequality on educational attainment and achievement; 16,000 NIS; Ruth Berkowitz (PI), Hadass Moore (Co- Researcher) & Ron Avi Astor (Co- Researcher(

2015 USC Hamovitch Center; Life History Calendar- Homeless youth who are gang involved; $5,000; Robin Petering (PI) & Hadass Moore (Co- investigator)

2017 Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (USC CTSI); Team Building to Develop Transdisciplinarity and Respond to the Opioid Epidemic; $5,000; Erick Guerrero (PI), Hadass Moore (Co- Investigator)

2019 Present Yad Hanadiv; Improve Data Use on District and Local Levels; 396,000 NIS; Rami Benbenishty (PI), Hadass Moore (Co-PI)

2019 Present Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare; Mapping and Conceptualizing the Needs and Future Orientation of Women Experiencing Homelessness in Emerging Adulthood; $10,000; Hadass Moore (PI)


List of Publications (Within the Past Five Years)


Chapters in Collections

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. Hove: Routledge.

Berkowitz, R., Iachini A, L., Moore, H., Capp, G., Pitner, R., Astor, R., & Benbenishty R. (2017). School Climate. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.89

Pitner, R., Moore, H., Capp, G., Iachini, A.L., Berkowitz, R., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. (2017). School safety, victimization, and bullying: An overview of violence interventions and monitoring approaches. In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO). Publisher: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1194

Capp, G. P., Moore, H., Pitner, R., Iachini, A.L., Astor, R., & Benbenishty, R. (in press) 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.

Iachini, A.L., Berkowitz, R., Moore, H., Pitner, R., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (in press). School climate and school social work practice. In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO). New York: Oxford University Press.

Pitner, R., Moore, H., Capp, G., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R.A. (in press). Prevention of violence, aggression, and bullying in schools. In P. Sturmey (Ed.) The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression. Vol. 3: Societal interventions. New York: Wiley


Journal Articles

Berkowitz, R., Moore, H. & Astor, R.A. (2015). Critical literature review on inequality in education: The effect of rising economic inequality on educational attainment and achievement. Commissioned by The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities (in Hebrew).

Berkowitz, R., Moore, H., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). A research synthesis of the associations between socioeconomic background, inequality, school climate, and academic achievement. Review of Educational Research, Vol. 20 (10), pp. 1-45.

Schuyler, A. C., Kintzle, S., Lucas, C. L., Moore, H., & Castro, C. A. (2016). Military sexual assault (MSA) among veterans in southern California: Associations with physical health, psychological health, and risk behaviors. Traumatology. DOI:10.1037/trm0000098.

Castillo, B., Capp, G., Moore, H., De Pedro, K., Pineda, D., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2017). An evaluation of the use of educational resource guides for military students in public schools. Military Behavioral Health, 5(2), 172-177. DOI:10.1080/21635781.2016.1272020.

Capp, G., Benbenishty, R., Moore, H., Pineda, D., Astor, R. A., Castillo, B., & De Pedro, K. (2017). Partners at learning: A service-learning approach to serving public school students from military families. Military Behavioral Health (in press). DOI:10.1080/21635781.2017.1295002

De-Pedro, K., Pineda D., Capp, G., Moore, H. Benbenishty, R. & Astor, R. (2017) Implementation of a School Districtwide Grassroots Anti bullying Initiative: A school staff and parent–focused evaluation of because nice matters. Children & Schools

Guerrero, E.G., Moore, H., Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2017). Developing a scientific framework for social work doctoral education in the 21st Century. Research on Social Work Practice (in press). DOI: 10.1177/1049731517709077.

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(3), 298-310.

Wenzel, S. L., Rhoades, H., Moore, H., Lahey, J., Henwood, B., La Motte‐Kerr, W., & Bird, M. (2018). Life goals over time among homeless adults in permanent supportive housing. American journal of community psychology, 61(3-4), 421-432.

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. Addictive behaviors, 92, 141-147.

Moore, H., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). A Statewide Study of School-Based Victimization, Discriminatory Bullying, and Weapon Victimization by Student Homelessness Status. Social Work Research, 43(3), 181-194.

Moore, H., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2020). Role of school-climate in school-based violence among homeless and nonhomeless students: Individual-and school-level analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect, 102, 104378.

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Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk

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Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D., is a Full Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California in San Diego.  Her current research topics focus on risk and protective factors for childhood PTSD, relational trauma, emotion regulation and posttraumatic growth and she co-edited the books:“Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery” (2009), and “Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives (2014). Ruth's current research project is on “Predicting effective adaptation to breast cancer to help women to BOUNCE back” with experts from the fields of oncology, computer modeling, psychology, and social medicine from Finland, Israel, Greece, Italy and Portugal.






in chronological order

January, 2019


Edited books


1.D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk and J. Ford (Eds.) (2009). Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery, Routledge.


R. Pat-Horenczyk, D. Brom & J. Vogel (Eds.) (2014).  Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives. Routledge.


Book chapters


Ancoli-Israel, S., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Martin, J. (1998).  Sleep disorders.  In: A. S. Bellack & M. Hersen (Editors-in-chief), and B. Edelstein (Vol. Ed.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology: Vol. 7. Clinical Geropsychology (pp.307-326).  New York: Elsevier Science.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2005). Post-traumatic distress in Israeli adolescents exposed to ongoing terror: Findings from a school-based screening project in the Jerusalem Area. In: Y. Daniely, D. Brom & J Sills (Eds). The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook (pp. 335-347). Haworth Press. Co-published as a paper in Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 9, (No. 3/4), 335-247.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Doppelt, O. (2005). Screening posttraumatic distress among Israeli adolescents exposed to ongoing terrorism. In: E. Somer and A. Bleich (Eds). Mental health in terror's shadow: The Israeli experience (pp. 55-76). Ramot, Tel-Aviv University Press (in Hebrew).


Rachamin, L., Gilboa-Shechtman, E., Ben-Moshe, R., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Galili-Weistub, E., Benharash, F. & Apter A. (2005). Guidelines for early interventions for acute trauma in children and adolescents. In: E. Zomer and A. Bleich (Eds).  Early interventions after disasters and terrorism: The Israeli experience, Ramot, Tel-Aviv University Press, pp.303-333. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2006). Terror in Jerusalem: Coping with “Emergency Routine” in Daily Life for adolescents, adults and helpers. In: J. Kuriansky (Ed). Terror in the Promised Land:  Inside the Anguish of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (pp. 67-74). Westport, Connecticut:  Praeger Press.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2008). Entry on: Child Development. Reyes, G., Elhai, J. D., & Ford, J. D. (Eds). The Encyclopedia of psychological trauma (pp. 112-119).  New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.‏


Pat-Horenczyk R., Rabinowitz, R., Rice, A., & Tucker-Levin, A., (2009). The search for risk and protective factors in childhood PTSD: From variables to processes. In: D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk and J. Ford (Eds.) Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery (pp. 51-71). London: Routledge


Pat-Horenczyk R., Ford, J., & Brom, D., (2009).  Toward a developing science and practice of childhood traumatic stress: In: D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk and J. Ford (Eds.). Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery (pp. 269-276). London: Routledge.


Pat-Horenczyk, R.  Khodabakhsh, A., van Heemstra, J., & Brom, D. (2011). Youth, Violence and Immigration: The Trauma Perspective. In: G.M. Ruggiero, S. Sassaroli, Y. Latzer, & S. Suchday (Eds). Perspectives on immigration and terrorism (pp 42-50). NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.


Pat-Horenczyk, R.,PI Brom, D., Baum. N., Benbenishty, R., Schiff, M. & Astor, R. A. (2011). A city-wide school-based model for addressing the needs of children exposed to terrorism and war. In: V. Ardino (Ed.) Post-traumatic syndromes in children and adolescent (pp. 243-254).New York, NY: Wiley/Blackwell Press.


Brom, D. & Pat-Horenczyk, R., (2012). Ethical considerations in the treatment of post-traumatic distress. Chapter in:  E. Vermetten, R.J. Kleber, O. van der Hart.Handbook of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (pp. 737-752). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom (in Dutch).


Benbenishty, R., Astor, R.A., Meyer-Reynolds, Pat-Horenczyk, R., Brom, D.,Baum, N., & Schiff, M., & De Pedro, K. (2012) The influence of the Second Lebanon-Israeli War on Israeli students in urban school settings: Findings from the Nahariya District-wide screening process. In Gallagher, K.S., Goodyear, R., Brewer, D., & Rueda, R. (Eds.) Urban education: A model for leadership and policy (pp. 218-240). New York, NY: Routledge.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Yeh, V., Cohen, S. & Schramm, S. (2014). The impact of exposure to violence on aggression in children and adolescents: What can be learned from the trauma and resilience perspective. In: R. Pat-Horenczyk, D. Brom, & J. Vogel (Eds.) Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives (pp. 41-65). Routledge.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Brom, D., Lerner, N., & Levav, I. (2014). Traumatized childhood: Growing up under the shadow of a conflict. Urban Suffering Studies Center. ISSN 2282-5754

Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ba-Gad, D., Yung, L., Schramm-Yavin, S. & Brom, D. (2014). Parents Place" in Sderot: Putting the Parents in Focus. In: Early Childhood Matters,122, pp, 14-18 (Issue on: Responsive parenting: a strategy to prevent violence).


Brom, D., Baum, N.L., Pat-Horenczyk , R. (2015). Systems of care for traumatized children: The example of a School-based Intervention model. In: M. Safir, H. Wallach & A.  Rizzo (Eds). Future directions in post-traumatic stress disorders: Prevention diagnosis and treatment (pp. 155-170). New York: Springer.


Schek, E.J., Mantovani, F., Olivia Realdon, O., Dias, J., Ana Paiva, A., Schramm-Yavin, S. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2017). Positive Technologies for Promoting Emotion Regulation Abilities in Adolescents. In: Giokas K., Bokor L., Hopfgartner F. (eds)eHealth 360°. Springer International Publishing, pp.69-174. DOI: 10.007/978-3-319-49655-9_23.


Siegel, A., Brickman, S., Goldberg, Z. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2019, in press). Preventing Future Terrorism: Intervening on Youth Radicalization. In C.W Hoven, L.V. Amsel & S. Tyano, (Eds) Disasters and their Impact on Children’s Mental Health: An International Perspective. Springer Publishing.


Brickman, S, Fox, M. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (forthcoming). Trauma and regulation deficits in early childhood. In Greenbaum, C. W., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Hamilton, C. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Handbook of Political Violence and Children: Psychosocial Effects, Intervention, and Prevention Policy.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Papers in refereed Journals


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (1988). Attitudes of psychotherapists toward diagnosis and therapy of depression in old age.  Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 25, 24-37.


Ancoli-Israel, S., Klauber, M, R., Jones, D. W., Kripke, D. F., Martin, J., Mason, W., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Fell, R. (1997).  Variations in circadian rhythms of activity sleep and light exposure related to severity of dementia in nursing home patients. Sleep, 20, 18-23.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Hacohen D., Herer, P., & Lavie, P. (1998). The effect of zopiclone on withdrawal from long term benzodiazepine hypnotics.  Psychopharmacology, 140, 450-457.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Klauber, M.R., Schochat, T., &  Ancoli-Israel, S.  (1998). Hourly profiles of sleep and wakefulness in severely versus mild-moderately demented nursing home patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 10 (4), 308-315.


Pat-Horenczyk R. (1998). Changes in attitudes toward insomnia following cognitive intervention as part of a withdrawal treatment from hypnotics.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 271-283.


Stein, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Blank, S., Dagan, Y., Barak, Y., & Gumpel, T. (2002).  Sleep disturbances in adolescents diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35, 268-275.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2003). Book review of E. Bachar (2001), The fear of occupying space: The Self-psychology and the treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia. Jerusalem: Magnes, Hebrew University Press.  Megamot, 42 (2), 329-333. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2004). Post-traumatic distress in Israeli adolescents exposed to ongoing terror: Findings from a school-based screening project in the Jerusalem Area. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 9, (No. 3/4), 335-247. Co-published simultaneously as a chapter in: In: Y. Daniely, D. Brom & J Sills (Eds). (2005). The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook. Haworth Press, pp. 335-347.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2004). Tomorrow it could be me: Terror in Jerusalem. Panim, A Quatrterly for Society, Culture and Education, 28, 79-85. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2004). On the Second Bi- National conference on treating traumatized children. Psycho-actualia: A Quatrterly of the Israeli Psychological Association, July, 14-17 (in Hebrew).


Wang, Y., Nomura, Y., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Doppelt, O., Abramovitz, R., Brom, D. & Chemtob, M.C. (2006). Direct terrorism exposure, TV exposure to terrorism, and exposure to non-terrorism trauma and their differential associations with emotional and behavioral problems in young children. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 363-368.


Pat-Horenczyk R., Schiff M. & Doppelt O.  (2006). Maintaining Routine despite Ongoing Exposure to Terrorism: A Healthy Strategy for Adolescents? Journal of Adolescent Health, 39 (2), 199-205.


Berger, R. Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Gelkopf, M. A (2007) School-based intervention for the prevention and treatment of elementary students' terror-related distress in Israel: A randomized control trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20 (4), 541-551.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Brom, D. (2007). The multiple faces of post traumatic growth. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 56 (3), 379-385.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Abramovitz, R., Peled, O., Brom, D, Daie, A. & Chemtob, C.M. (2007). Adolescent Exposure to Recurrent Terrorism in Israel: Posttraumatic Distress and Functional Impairment American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77 (1),76-85.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Peled, O., Miron, T., Villa, Y., Brom, D. & Chemtob, C.M. (2007) Risk-Taking Behaviors among Israeli Adolescents Exposed to Recurrent Terrorism, American Journal of Psychiatry, 164 (1), 66-72.


Pat-Horenczyk, R & Gill, R., (2009). Review of  the International Conference on Trauma in Early Childhood. Psychoactualia, October, 25-29. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Qasrawi, R., Lesack, R., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Peled, O., Shaheen, M., Berger, R., Brom, D., Garber, R. & Abdeen, Z. (2009). Posttraumatic Symptoms, functional impairment and coping among adolescents on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A cross-cultural approach. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58 (4), 688-708.

40.Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Benbenishty, R., Brom, D., Baum, N., & Astor, R.A. (2010). Do adolescents know when they need help in the aftermath of war? Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(5), 657-660.


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Peled, O. (2010). The Role of Social Support for Israeli Adolescents Continually Exposed to Terrorism: Protective or Compensatory Factors? Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 3 (2), 95-108.


Chemtob, C., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Madan, A., Pitman, S.R., Wang, Y., Doppelt, O., Dugan Burns, K., Abramovitz, R. & Brom, D. (2011).Israeli adolescents with ongoing exposure to terrorism: Suicidal ideation, posttraumatic stress disorder, and functional impairment Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24(6), 756–759.


Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Baum, N.L. (2011). The influence of war and terrorism on posttraumatic distress among Israeli children. International Psychiatry, 8 (4), 81-83


Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti, D., Hall, B. J., Brom, D., Palmieri, P. A., Johnson, R. J., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Galea, S. (2011). Are community studies of psychological trauma’s impact accurate?  A study among Jews and Palestinians. Psychological Assessment, 23(3), 599-605.


Bonanno, G.A., & Pat-Horenczyk, R. & J. Noll. (2011). Coping Flexibility and Potential Trauma: The Perceived ability to cope with trauma (PACT) Scale.Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, practice and policy, 3(2), 117-129.


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Benbenishty, R., Brom, D., Baum, N., & Astor, R.A. (2012). High school students’ posttraumatic symptoms, substance abuse and involvement in violence in the aftermath of war. Social Science & Medicine, 75,1321-1328.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Achituv, M., Kagan-Rubenstein, A., Khodabakhsh, A., Brom, D. & Chemtob, C.M. (2012). Growing up under fire: Building resilience in young children and parents exposed to ongoing missile attacks. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 5(4), 303-314.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Peled, O., Achituv, M., Brom, D. Rozenblatt, O., Faierman, Z., Kaplansky, N., Yossef, D., Lahad, M. & Chemtob, C.M. (2012). Can there be a "rosy" future for the "Color Red" children? A program for building resilience for toddlers exposed to ongoing terrorism in Sderot. Society and Social Welfare, 32 (2), 237-259. (In Hebrew).


Hamama-Raz, Y., Perry, S., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Bar-Levav, R., Stemmer, S. (2012). Factors affecting participation in group intervention in patients after adjuvant treatment for early-study breast cancer. Acta Oncologica, 51, 208-214.


Burton, C., Yan, O.H., Bonanno, G.A., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Chan, S.E. & Ho, S. (2012). Coping flexibility and complicated grief: A comparison of American and Chinese samples. Depression and Anxiety, 29(1), 16-22.


Baum, N.L, Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Rahabi, S., Wardi, J., & Weltmann, A. (2013). Transitioning from the battlefield to home: An innovative program for soldiers. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(6), 644-659. (DOI:10.080/10926771.2013.805174).


Baum, N.L, Lopes Cardozo, B., Pat-Horenzcyk, R., Ziv, Y., Blanton, C., Reza, A., Weltman, A. Brom, D. (2013). Training teachers to build resilience in children in the aftermath of war: A cluster randomized trial. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42, 339-350. (DOI: 10.007/s10566-013-9202-5).


Kletter, H., Rialon, R. A., Laor, N., Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Shaheen, M., Hamiel., D., Chemtob, C.,Weems, C. F., Feinstein, C., Lieberman, A., Reicherter, D., Song, S., & Carrion, V.G. (2013). Helping children exposed to war and violence: Perspectives from an international work group on interventions for youth and families. Child & Youth Care Forum, 42, 371-388. (DOI: 10.007/s10566-013-9203-4).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ziv, Y., Asulin-Peretz, L., Achituv, M., Cohen, S. & Brom, D. (2013).  Relational trauma in times of political violence: Continuous traumatic stress vs. past trauma.  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 19(2),125-137. Special issue the nature, effects, and clinical responses to chronic exposure to conflict, violence, and war. (DOI:10.037/a0032488).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Kenan, A.M., Achituv, M. & Bachar, E. (2014).  Protective factors based model for screening for posttraumatic distress in adolescents. Child and Youth Care Forum, 43(3), 339-351. (DOI: 10.007/s10566-013-9241-y).


Cohen, E., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Haar-Shamir, D. (2014). Making room for play:  An innovative intervention for toddlers and families under rocket fire.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 42 (4), 336-345.‏ (DOI: 10.007/s10615-013-0439-0).


Schiff, M., and Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2014).  Perceived need for psychosocial services in the context of political violence: Psychological distress among Israeli mothers with young children.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 42, 346-356.(DOI:10.007/s10615-013-0471-0).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Sim Wei Shi, C., Schramm-Yavin, S., Bar-Halpern, M. & Tan, Li Jen (2015). BEAR - Building Emotion and Affect Regulation (BEAR): Preliminary evidence from an open trial in children's residential group homes in Singapore.Child & Youth Care Forum, 44, 175–190. (DOI:10.007/s10566-014-9276-8).


Pat-Horenczyk. R., Cohen S., Ziv, Y., Achituv, M., Asulin-Peretz, L., Blanchard, T., Schiff, M. & Brom, D. (2015). Emotion regulation in mothers and young children faced with trauma. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(2), 1-12. Article first published online: 30 APR 2015. DOI: 10.002/imhj.21515


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Perry, S., Hamama-Raz, Y., Ziv, Y., Schramm-Yavin, S., Stemmer, S.M. (2015). Posttraumatic Growth in Breast Cancer Survivors: Constructive and Illusory Processes. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 214-222. DOI: 10.002/jts.22014.


Hamama-Raz, Y., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Perry, S., Ziv, Y., Bar-Levav, R., & Stemmer, S. M. (2016). The Effectiveness of Group Intervention on Enhancing Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies in Breast Cancer Patients: A 2-Year Follow-up. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(2), 175-182.‏ DOI: 10.177/1534735415607318.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Achituv, M., Asulin-Peretz, L., Kaminer, H., Kaplanski, N., & Rozenblatt, O. & Brom, D. (2016). Mothers and young children under fire: Comparing exposure to ongoing terror with exposure to time-limited war.Megamot 50(2), 29-54 (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Saltzman, L. Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Perry, S.., Ziv, Y., Ginat-Frolich, R., & Stemmer, S. M. (2016). Stability and Transitions in Posttraumatic Growth Trajectories among Cancer Survivors: LCA and LTA Analyses. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, practice and policy, 8(5), 541-5419. DOI:  10.037/tra0000094.


Pat‐Horenczyk, R., Cohen, S., Ziv, Y., Achituv, M., Brickman, S., Blanchard, T., & Brom, D. (2017). Stability and Change in Posttraumatic Distress: A 7‐Year Follow‐Up Study of Mothers and Young Children Exposed to Cumulative Trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(2), 115-124.‏ DOI 10.002/jts.


Saltzman, L.Y., Solomyak, L., & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2017). Addressing the Needs of Children and Youth in the Context of War and Terrorism: The Technological Frontier, Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(6), 30. DOI: 10.007/s11920-017-0786-6.


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ziv, Y., & Brom, D. (2017). Multiple Traumas, Maternal Depression, Mother–Child Relationship, Social Support, and Young Children’s Behavioral Problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-23. DOI: 10.177/0886260517725738.


Baum, N. L., Stokar, Y. N., Ginat-Frolich, R., Ziv, Y., Abu-Jufar, I., Cardozo, B. L., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Brom, D. (2018). Building Resilience Intervention (BRI) with teachers in Bedouin communities: From evidence informed to evidence based. Children and Youth Services Review, 87 (1), pp. 186-191.


Saltzman, L. Y., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Lombe, M., Weltman, A., Ziv, Y., McNamara, T., Takeuchi, D., Brom, D. (2018). Post-Combat Adaptation: Improving Social Support and Reaching Constructive Growth Journal for Anxiety Stress and Coping, 31(4), 418-430, DOI: 10.080/10615806.2018.454740


Weltman, A., Kessker, Y., Rechavi, S., Ziv, Y., Wardi, J., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Brom, D. (2018). Peace of Mind: Building resilience and posttraumatic growth in the aftermath of combat. Harefua, 175(7), 415-418. (in Hebrew).


Hamama-Raz, Y., & Pat-Horenczyk, R., Roziner, I, Perry S. Stemmer, S.  (2019, in press). Can Posttraumatic Growth after Breast Cancer Promote Positive Coping? A Cross-Lagged Study.  Psycho-Oncology.


Yochman, A. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2019, in press). Exposure to trauma and Sensory Regulation in children. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma.



Other publications:


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2018). Trauma and resilience after exposure to cumulative trauma: Guidelines for early interventions. Conference reader on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Unaccompanied Minor Refugees. Hannover, Germany.


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Prof. Miriam Schiff

Full Professor
Room 524

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Miriam Schiff, (PhD. MSW, MA) is a Professor and Zena Harman Chair in Social Work at the school. She is also the chair of “social work in health care research group”, a joint partnership between the school and Hadassah Hebrew university medical center. Miriam is a social worker, a licensed school psychologist and a licensed family therapist.


Research interests


Dr. Schiff research addresses the consequences of childhood and current (acts of political violence) man-made trauma on adolescents and adults. The consequences include: psychological distress, physical health problems, substance use, and violence toward in- and out-group. The studies she conducts in this area in collaboration with Israeli and international colleagues are based on several theoretical frameworks: Conservation of Resources (COR), theories of emotion regulation, and Parental Acception-Rejection Theory (PART). In the past three years, she has expanded her research to two additional fields: parental traumatic grief and bereavement, and social work in health care. The research in these two topics is supported by leading theories in these fields (the bio-psycho-social model in the field of health care and the two-track model in the field of bereavement), but are conducted through the paradigm of translational research from academia to the field of social work, and from practice wisdom to theories and research. This paradigm includes strong collaboration with practitioners as well as mentoring advanced research students (at the MA and PhD levels) who also have senior positions in the field of social work. Below, are brief describion of Dr. Schiff recent work in each of her research areas.


Consequences of childhood and current (acts of political violence) man-made trauma on adolescents and adults.

Two major research studies in this area since my last promotion were: (i) Consequences of children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. Together with Dr. Jake Najman and his research center at the University of Queensland, Australia, School of Public Health, she examined whether adolescents’ exposure to parental intimate partner violence is associated with their psychological distress and substance use in young adulthood, using a large-scale and longitudinal birth cohort study (the Mater/University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy, MUSP). Currently Dr. Schiff continues this line of research including long-term consequences of child Adverse Child Events (ACE’s) on physical and mental health of young adults together with Dr. Melissa Jonson-Reid and Dr. Patricia Kohl from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University St. Louis, and Dr. Jes Helton from Saint Louis University School of Social Work. (ii) Through the research group at the school on trauma and resilience, headed by Prof. Pat-Horenczyk, of which Dr. Schiff is a member, she and the group conducted a pilot study on risk and protective factors for hate-based violence among Jewish and Arab adolescents based on previous research studies they conducted in this area.


Parental traumatic grief and bereavement

In the past three years, Sr. Schiff established a productive collaboration with the Ministry of Defense, Department of Families and Commemoration. In this context, she implemented research studies on coping with loss of a child during his or her service in the Israeli Defence Forces, and the potential contribution of the social worker who is in contact with the parents from the first day of the loss to the healing process. A pilot qualitative study followed by a large-scale quantitative study on 164 parents (90 of them couples) revealed that many parents displayed personal growth. Formal educational level is associated with better coping. Grief reactions at 5-8 years after their child’s death are greater than at longer passages of time. The strongest predictor for adaptive coping (e.g., lower level of complicated grief symptoms, personal growth and positive daily functioning) was parental decision to continue living, a new concept we discover in this study. Positive therapeutic relationships with their social worker were a significant predictor for parental personal growth out of grief. Several interaction effects with the passage of time were found. Dyadic analyses suggest similarities and some differences in the contributing factors for coping with loss among mothers and fathers. These findings were disseminated to bereaved parents, as well as to practitioners, students, and researchers, in a conference with the Israeli Ministry of Defense (March 14, 2018).



Social work in health care

Using the translational research paradigm, Dr. Schiff research work in the area of healthcare is conducted in full collaboration with the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Department of Social Work, through the social work school research group that she chairs. Thus far, they have completed a study, together with research students’ seminar, on the characteristics of social workers’ psychosocial interventions during acts of political violence (e.g., the “stabbing intifada”), and the associations between hospital length of stay, Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), and the characteristics of the implemented psychosocial interventions.


Another project that was funded through the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research (NIHP) Study aims to: (1) describe the implementation and outcome of the discharge plan (re-hospitalizations, satisfaction) from the point of the patient and family; (2) examine potential gaps between discharge plan and its implementation by residential area and personal and system variables; (3) compare the process and outcomes of implementation of the discharge plan, with Auslander, Soskolne et al. (2003) findings.


Study sample includes 1080 65+ patients who were hospitalized in the internal, geriatric, surgical and orthopedic departments & seen by a social worker during hospitalization. The study will be conducted in six hospitals: Hadassah, Sheba, Soroka and Rambam (200 each), and Barzilai and Meir (140 each). Data collection will begin soon.


Besides its scientific merit, this study seeks to raise policy-makers’ awareness of the shortage of institutional care for elderly patients’ post-discharge from general hospitals, especially in Jerusalem and the south. Many elders cannot receive their prescribed help in the area, or at all.



Schiff’s Recent publications


Schiff, M. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2014). Perceived need for psychosocial services in the context of political violence: Psychological distress among Israeli mothers with young children. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(4), 346-356.


Schiff, M. & Fang, L. (2014). Adolescent substance-use in Israel: The roles of exposure to political traumas and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(2), 453–463. doi=10.1037/a0035603.


Schiff, M., Plotnikova, M., Dingle, K., Williams, G. M., Najman, J., & Clavarino, A. (2014). Does adolescent's exposure to parental intimate partner conflict and violence predict psychological distress and substance use in young adulthood? A longitudinal study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(12), 1945-1954. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.07.001.


David, P.  & Schiff, M. (2015). Learning from bottom-up dissemination: Importing an evidence-based trauma intervention for infants and young children to Israel. Evaluation and Program Planning, 53, 18-24. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.07.012.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Cohen, S., Ziv, Y.,  Achituv, M., Asulin-Peretz, L., Blanchard, T. R.,  Schiff, M.  & Brom, D.  (2015). Emotion regulation in mothers and young children faced with trauma. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(3), 337-348. doi:10.1002/imhj.21515.


Schiff, M., Nacasch, N., Levit, S., Katz, N., & Foa, E. (2015). Prolonged exposure for treating PTSD among female methadone patients who were survivors of sexual abuse in Israel. Social Work in Health Care, 54, 687-707. doi:10.1080/00981389.2015.1058311.


Fang, L., Schiff, M., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). Political violence exposure, adolescent school violence, and drug use: The mediating role of school support and posttraumatic stress. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(6), 662-670. doi:10.1037/ort0000178.


Schiff, M. & Fang, L. (2016). Adolescents' exposure to disasters and substance use (A review paper). Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(57), 2-6. doi:10.1007/s11920-016-0693-2.


Zemach, M., Schiff, M., Feldman, C., & Sabah, C. (2016). Treatment for children at risk: Out-of-home versus community placement. Society & Welfare: Quarterly for Social Work, 36(3-4), 331-361. (Hebrew)


David, P.  & Schiff, M. (2017). Self-efficacy as a mediator in bottom-up dissemination of a research-supported intervention for young, traumatized children and their families. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 14(2), 53-69. doi:10.1080/23761407.2017.1298072.


Schiff, M. & Roll, A. (2017). Depression, quality of life and smoking in late adulthood. []EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 4(5), 206-215.


David, P. & Schiff, M. (2018). Initial clinician reports of the bottom-up dissemination of an evidence-based intervention for early childhood trauma. Child and Youth Care Forum, 41(1), 115-132. doi:


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ziv, Y., & Brom, D. (in press). Multiple traumas, maternal depression, mother–child relationship, social support, and young children’s behavioral problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 0886260517725738. doi:10.1177/0886260517725738.


Sakat, E. & Schiff, M. (in press). Religiosity: Protective or risk factor for posttraumatic distress among adolescents who were exposed to different types of acts of political violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 0886260518780775. doi:10.1177/0886260518780775.


Schiff, M., Dekel, R., Gilbar, O., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Helping the helpers: Post-traumatic distress and need for help among Israeli social workers in foster care agencies following armed conflict. Child & Family Social Work, 23(3), 466-474. doi:10.1111/cfs.12438


Gilbar, O., Benbenishty, R., Schiff, M., & Dekel, R. (2018). Foster parents exposed to political violence: The role of social support in addressing emotional and functional difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, 211-218.; 1.38


Elkins, Y.A., Schiff, M., Aharoni. E., Parnas-Golderberger, S., & Weisler-Mamou, I. (in press). Living with grief and considering life: The experience of bereaved parents who lost their child during military service. Megamot. (Hebrew).


Schiff, M., Lesser, L., Levine, T., Savo, Y., Dashti, T., & Rosenne, H. (in press). Hospital social worker interventions with survivors of acts of political violence in Israel. The Journal of Social Work.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Zamir, O., Yochman, A., Schiff, M., Brickman, S., Lerner, M., & Brom, D. (2019). Long-term impact of maternal posttraumatic symptoms on children’s regulatory functioning: A 4-year follow-up study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Http://

Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Schiff, M. (2019). Continuous traumatic stress and the life cycle: Exposure to repeated political violence in Israel Current Psychiatry Reports, 21(8), 71-80, 3.82 41/146.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Zamir, O., Yochman, A., Schiff, M., Brickman, S., Lerner, M., & Brom, D. (2019). Long-term impact of maternal posttraumatic symptoms on children’s regulatory functioning: A 4-year follow-up study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication.


Segev, D. & Schiff, M. (in press). Integrating Israeli Defense Force (IDF) veterans with disabilities into the workforce: Characteristics and predictors. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research.


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Prof. Hillel Schmid

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Academic Profile: 

 Ph.D. 1985, Hebrew University; Lect. 1986; Sen. Lect. 1990; Associate Prof. 1995; Prof. 2005.

Dean, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, 2003-2006.

Director, The center for the studies of philanthropy in Israel, 2006-2014.

Centreid - L. Jacque Menard Chair in Social Work for the study of Volunteer and Nonprofit Organizations.

Member, The executive committee of the Hebrew University. 2007-2010.

Member, Board of Directors, Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action - ARNOVA. (USA)- 2010-2014.

Member, Editorial Board, "Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly".

Member, Editorial Board, "Human Service Organizations: Management Leadership and Governance".

Member, Editorial Board, "Society and Welfare" (Hevra V'revacha)- 2003-2014.

Director, The Haruv Institute, founded by the Schusterman Foundation, 2008-2012.

Member, Advisory Board of the journal Nonprofit Management and Leadership.


Research Interests:

Strategic management and processes of adaptation of nonprofit human service organizations to changing environments, organizational behavior, executive behavior, organization- environment relationship, the growth of the private sector delivering social services. The relationships between structural properties and service effectiveness in voluntary-nonprofit organizations, the role of nonprofit organizations in the providing of social services, political roles of nonprofit human services, leadership and change in nonprofit human service organizations, philanthropy and philanthropists in Israel and in the Jewish world, the impact of philanthropists on the organizational and structural behavior of nonprofits organizations. 

Intersectoral partnerships between nonprofits, the government and the business sector.

Intergenerational philanthropy.


Research Projects:

 Relationships between Government and for-profit and nonprofit organizations delivering human and social services.

Relationships between nonprofit organizations providing personal and social services and the for- profit sector.

The political activity of nonprofit organizations delivering human and social services.

Leadership styles and leadership change in voluntary nonprofit organizations.

New patterns of philanthropy in Israel.

The impact of the Israeli philanthropy on the Israeli nonprofit organizations.  

Elite Philanthropy in Israel.

The impact of funding sources on the ideology, goals and the functioning of nonprofit human service organizations. 

Deinstitutionalization of services to children at risk.

Child abuse and neglect.

Lessons from the privatization of social services - implications to policy.

Advocacy roles of nonprofit human service organizations.

Advocacy Organizations, mission, goals, strategies and administrative procedures.

 Giving in Israel – scope and mechanisms of contributions.

Intersectoral partnerships and collaboration –nonprofits,the government and the business sector.

The influence of funding sources on the strategic and structural behavior of nonprofit human service organizations.

Intergenerational leadership.

Recent Publications:


Borowski,A. & Schmid,H. (2000). Israel's long-term care insurance law after a decade of implementation. Journal of Aging and Social Policy,12(1), 49-71.

Schmid,H. & Borowski,A. (2000). Selected issues in the delivery of home care services to the elderly after a decade of implementing Israel's long-term care insurance law. Social Security, 57, 59-81 (Hebrew). Also published in Social Security (special English edition) (2004), 87-114.

Schmid, H. (2001). Evaluating the impact of legal change on nonprofit and for-profit organizations: The case of the Israeli long-term care insurance law. Public Management Review 3(2), 167-189. Also published in Hebrew, Social Security (2001), 60, 90-112. 

Schmid,H. & Bar-Nir, D. (2001). The relationship between organizational properties and service effectiveness in residential boarding schools. Children and Youth Services Review 23(3), 243-271.  

Schmid,H. (2001). The welfare services market. Meser La'inyan, 5, 8-11 (Hebrew).

Schmid,H. (2001). Nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations providing home care services to the Israeli frail elderly: A comparative analysis. International Journal of Public Administration, 24(11), 1223-1265.

Schmid,H. (2002).The relationship between organizational properties and service effectiveness in three types of nonprofit human services. Public Personnel Management, 31(3), 377-395.

Schmid,H. (2003). Rethinking the policy of contracting out social services to nongovernmental organizations: Lessons and dilemmas. Public Management Review, 5(3), 307-323. 

Schmid,H., Bargal, D.& Hochstadt, M. (2003). Organizational, structural and administrative dimensions of voluntary nonprofit organizations delivering services to the elderly. Meser La'inyan, 13, 10-13. 

Schmid,H. & Nirel, R. (2004). Ownership and age in nonprofit and for-profit home care organizations: What makes the difference? Administration in Social Work, 28(3/4), 183-200.

Schmid,H. (2004) Organization-environment relationships: Theory for management practice in human service organizations. Administration in Social Work, 28(1), 97-113.

Schmid,H. (2004). The role of nonprofit human service organizations in providing social services: A prefatory essay.Administration in Social Work, 28(3/4), 1-21.

Schmid, H. (2004). The Israeli long-term care insurance law: selected issues in providing home care services to the frail elderly. Health and Social Care in the Community, 13 (3), 191-200.

Schmid, H., & Salman, H. (2005). Citizens perception of the neighborhood council in East Jerusalem, Journal of Community Practice, 13 (2), 61-75.    

Korazim Y., Leibovitz, S., &  Schmid, H. (2005). The Privatization of foster care services: Lesson learned after four years of implementation. Social Security,  70 (December), 56-57.

Bar, M., & Schmid, H. (2005). A prefatory essay, Social Security, 70 (December), 5-12.

Shemer O., & Schmid, H. (2006). Toward a redefinition of community partnership: A Three-dimensional approach.Hevra Verevaha. 26(3), 327-354.

Schmid, H., (2006) Leadership styles and leadership change in human and community service organizations. In R.A.Cnaan & C. Milofsky (Eds.), Values, Passion and Trust in Nonprofit Organizations, 395-409.

Schmid, H., (2006) Leadership styles and leadership change in human and community service organizations.Nonprofit menagement & Leadership. Vol. 27(2), 179-194.

Shemer, O. & Schmid, H. (2007). Toward a new definiton of partnership: A three dimensional approach. Journal of Rural cooperation, 35 (2), 123-139.

Schmid, H. (2007). Childern and youth at risk in Israel: Findings and reconnemdations to improve their well being.Children and Youth Services Review, 29(8), 1114-1128.

Schmid, H. & Hasenfeld, Y. (2008). Contracting out social services. Encyclopedia of Social Work.

Schmid, H., Bar, M., & Nirel, R. (2008). Advocacy roles of nonprofit human service organizations: Implications for policy. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 37(4), 581-602.

Schmid, H. & Blit-Cohen, E. (2009). University and social involement at the neighbourhood level: implications for social work education. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 29, 1-20.

Schmid, H. (2009). Agency-environment relations: Understanding external and natural environments. In R. Patti (Ed.) The Handbook of Human Services Management, 411-433.

Schmid, H. (2009). Changes in the political economic and social environment and their impact on the organizational identity of the community center. In: Lavi, Z. (ed), To belong. Jerusalem: The Israeli Association of Community Centers, 32-68.  

Schmid, H. (2009). The contingencies of nonprofit leadership. In J.Kane, H.Patapon and P.T. Hart (Eds.), Dispersed Leadership in Democracies. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 193-210.

Schmid, H. (2010). Organizational change in human service organizations: Theories, boundaries, strategies and implementation. In Y. Hasenfeld (Ed.) Human services as complex organizations. (2nd. Edition), 455-479.

Schmid, H. (2010). Leadership styles and leadership change in human and community organizations. In Y. Hasenfeld (Ed.). Human services organizations as complex organizations. (2nd edition), 193-206.

Schmid, H., Dolev, T. & Szabo-Lael, R. (2010). Community based programs for children at risk: the case of budget flexibility in departments of social services in Israel. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 178-184.

Schmid, H. (2010). The implications of the privatization on the social and civic missions of nonprofit organization that provide social services. Parliament, 64.

Blit-Cohen, E. & Schmid, H. (2010). University and social involvement in a Jerusalem neighborhood: Learning for the experience. Society and Welfare, 30(1): 131-151.

Schmid, H. & Rudich-Cohen, A. (2010). Philanthropy in Israel. Social Security, 83, 5-18.

Schmid, H. & Rudich- Cohen, A. (2010). Elite Philanthropy in Israel: characteristics, motives and Patterns of contribution. Social Security, 83, 225-262. 

Schmid, H. and Benbenishty, R. (2011).Public attitudes towards child maltreatment in Israel. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1181-1188.

Benbenishty, R. & Schmid, H. (2013). Public attitudes toward the identification and reporting of alleged maltreatment cases among social groups in Israel. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 332-339.

Schmid, H. & Rudich-Cohen, A. (2012). Elite philanthropy in Israel: Characteristics, motives and patterns of contribution. Society, 49 (2), 175-181.

Schmid, H. (2012). Nonprofit organizations: Between identity blurring and adaption to changing environments. Administration in Social Work.Online:30 May 2012,DOI:10.1080/03643107.2012.676611.

Almog-Bar, M. & Schmid, H. (2014). Advocacy activities in nonprofit human service organizations: A critical review. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43, 11-35.

Schmid, H. & Sharon, N. (2012). Social entrepreneurship in nonprofit organizations and its impact on their vision and values, organizational culture, and administrative processes. Social Security, 88, 31-63.

Schmid, H. & Almog-Bar, M. (2013). Intersectoral Collaborations: Thesis and research findings. Jerusalem: The Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Feldman, G., Strier, R. & Schmid, H. (2015). The performance of advocacy organizations: The redistribution of symbolic capital. British Journal of Social Work, 1-17.

Schmid, H. & Almog-Bar, M. (2016). Correlates of cross-sector partnerships in the human services: Implications for policy and practice. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, Governance. (Forthcoming).

Schmid, H., & Shaul Bar-Nissim, H. (2016). The Changing relation between the government and philanthropy in Israel: Implications for policy. Society. (Forthcoming).

Schmid, H., & Shaul Bar-Nissim, H. (2016). Can two walk together except they be agreed? The relationship between the government and philanthropy in Israel- Current situation and thought for the future. Social Society. (Forthcoming).

Schmid, H., & Shaul Bar-Nissim, H. (2016). The globalization of philanthropy: Trends and Channels of giving. In: Harrow,J.,Jung, T., & S. Phillips (Eds.),The Routledge Copanion to Philanthropy.

Hillel Schmid's site at the Research and Development Authority

דין וחשבון הוועדה הציבורית לבדיקת מצבם של ילדים ובני נוער בסיכון ומצוקה. מוגש לראש ממשלת ישראל ולשר הרווחה, שבט תשס"ו, מרס 2006



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Dr. Orna Shemer

Lecturer of the Practice
In charge of academic status
Room 534

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Research interests:

Community work, practice of partnerships and participation, cultural competence, dialogue and community mediation, rural communities, cooperative organizations and communities, learning from success, practice wisdom, people who live in poverty and inclusion.

Current research projects:

·      Changes in the Kibbutzim: An interdisciplinary research about the changes in the Kibbutzim (with Prof. Eliezer Ben-Rafael) - Coordinating an extensive research, in partnership with researchers from various disciplines, that examines  the extensive and dramatic economic, ideological, social, cultural, physical (and more) changes taking places in dozens of Kibbutzim in recent year.

·      The new cooperatives in Israel: A study about the recent wave of cooperatives that emerged over the last decade, especially after the protest calling for social justice. The study looks at the motives for the establishment of the cooperatives. Further more, studying  their economic, social and organizational patterns of action, as an expression of communal and activist practices.

·      Community dialogue: Study of the successful dialogue between leaders of various cultural groups in a multicultural city, that work together in a long-term partnership trying to overcome social problems in their city.

Examples of Recent Publications:


·         Shemer, O. (Editor). (2013). Community Mediation and Dialogue Centers – Social Innovation through community Initiatives. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Social Affairs and Social services and JDC Israel. (Hebrew)

·         Shemer, O., Rosenfeld, J.M., Dahan, O. & Daniel-Hellwing, A. (Editors). (2016). What the hell did we do? Success Stories from the support-centers for students with learning disabilities. Tel Aviv: "Mofet" institution & Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. (Hebrew)



·         Shemer, O. & Schmid, H. (2007). "Toward a new definition of community partnership: a three dimensional approach". Journal of rural cooperation, 35 (2). 123-140. (English)

·         Shahar, E. & Shemer, O. (2012). Learning with the community: Using the narrative approach and mutual learning through dialogue in community work. Hevra u-Revaha (Society and Welfare) 32 (4). 553-577 . (Hebrew).

Chapters in books: 

·         Shemer, O. (2016). "Inter-cultural mediation: critical view on the development of a cultural-sensitive role". In: B. Bashir., G. Ben Porat, & Y. Yona, (Eds.). Multi-culturalism and policy. 226-263. Jerusalem: Van leer Jerusalem institute. (peer reviewed) (Hebrew)


Entries in Encyclopedias:

·         Shemer, O. (2014). "Community dialogue" In: Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M. (Eds.). The Sage Encyclopedia of Action Research. (Vol 1). Los Angles. 143-146. (English)


Published scientific reports and technical papers:

·         Shemer, O. (2013). Perceptions of Community among Members from the Intentional Communities. Shahaf foundation & RIKMA Movement. (Hebrew)

·         Shemer, O. (2016). Research report: The growing-up of the multi-cultural leadership incubator in Sderot – young civil-society in the periphery. Hanns Seidel Foundation (Hebrew, English)



·         Shemer, O. and partners from the welfare department in Dimona. (2016). Wraparound in the community. Ministry of Welfare. (Hebrew).

·         Agmon-Snir, H. & Shemer, O. (2016). Cultural competence in community work. Ministry of Welfare. (Hebrew).


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Prof. Ron Shor

Vice Dean for Teaching
Room 413

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Research Interests:

Psychiatric Rehabilitation of Persons With Mental Illness, Caregivers of Persons With Mental Illness


Research Projects:

Health promotion programs for persons with severe mental illness.  Funded by

the  Israeli National Institute for Health Services and Health  Policy.

Supported education programs for persons with mental illness in universities in

Israel.   Funded by the Israeli National Insurance Institute

Culturally oriented supported education program for Ultra Orthodox Jewish

persons with mental illness. Funded by the Israeli National Insurance Institute


Abstracts of Current Research :


Health Promotion Programs for Persons With Severe Mental Illness.  This research examines  the effect of participation in a program which its aim is to advance the quality of nutrition and the participation in physical activities of persons  with mental illness.

Supported education programs for persons with mental illness in universities in Israel.

This research examines the effect of participation in supported education programs in academic institutions on persons with mental illness.

Culturally oriented supported education program for Ultra Orthodox Jewish persons with mental illness.  This research examines the contribution of participation in an innovative program -a communal rehabilitative Beit Midrash  for persons with mental illness.



Recent Publications:


Shor R.  & Friedman A. (2009) Integration of Nutrition-Related Components by Early Childhood Education Professionals into Their Individual Work With Children at Risk.  Early Childhood Development and Care.  179(4), 477-486.

Shor R. (2010) Children-at-risk from poor Nutrition: Advancing the Approach and  Practice of  Students of Social Work.Social Work Education, 29(6), 646-659.

Shor R. (2010) Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Social Workers and Dieticians in   Nutrition Education Programs for Children-at-Risk.  Social Work in Health Care, 49(4), 345-361.  

Shor R. & Avihod G. (2011).  The conceptual model and guiding principles of a supported education program for Orthodox Jewish persons with severe mental illness.  Community Mental Health Journal 47(5), 568-572. 

Shor R. (2011).  Children-at-risk for poor nutrition:  Expanding the approach of future    professionals in educational institutions.  Child Abuse and Neglect:  The International Journal. 35, 606-612

Shor R. & Levit S. (2012). Persons With Drug Addiction as Knowledge Providers:  Their Contribution to Social Work Education  Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 32(2), 190-203

Shor R. & Birnbaum M. (2012) Meeting unmet needs of families of persons with mental illness:  Evaluation of a Peer Provider Helpline.  Community Mental Health Journal  

Weiss P., Shor R. &  Hadas-Lidor N. (In Press) Cultural Impact within Caregiver Interactions of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Women and their family members with Mental Illness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.



Shor R. Kalivatz Z., Amir Y., Aldor R., Lipot M. (2015)  Therapeutic factors

             in a  group for parents with mental illness.  Community Mental Health

            Journal. 51, 79- 84 DOI: 10.1007/s10597-014-9739-2. 


Shor R. & Shalev A. (2015)  The Significance of services in a psychiatric

          hospital for family members of persons with mental illness.  Families,

          Systems and Health. 33(1), 68-71  DOI:


Shor R & Shalev A. (2016). Barriers to involvement in physical activities of

           persons with mental illness.  Health Promotion International, 31(1), 116-

           123. DOI: 0.1093/heapro/dau078. 


Shor. R & Moreh-Kremer M. (2016) Identity development of mothers with 

             mental llness: Contribution and Challenges of Motherhood.  Social Work in

             Mental  Health., DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2015.1017135.


Shor R. (2016).  Difficulties experienced by university students with severe

          mental illness who participate in supported education programs.  Community    

         Mental Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10597-016-0026-2.


Shalev A.  & Shor R. (2016). The needs for help of family members of persons

         with mental illness within a special service for families in the Beer Sheva    

         Mental Health Center, Medicine (Hebrew), 155(12);  749-75


Shalev A. & Shor R. Shati A, ( 2017).  The significance of the areas of help given in Meital

     within a mental health center for family members with mental illness   In A

       Shalev and N, Hadas Lidor (Eds.)  From invisibility to partnership: Pathways of

        coping and Recovery With a Psychiatric Illness  in the Family.(pp. 343-359(.  The

       Academic Center Kiryat Uno Pub


Weiss P., Hadas-Lidor N.& Shor R.  (2017) Cultural aspects within  families of

    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish persons with mental illness. In A. Shalev and N. Hadas Lidor

    (Eds.)  From invisibility to partnership: Pathways of  coping and recovery with a

     psychiatric   illness  in the family.  The  Academic Center Kiryat Uno Pub. 


Shor R. (2017) Cultural oriented work with family caregivers of persons with mental illness.

       In A. Shalev and N. Hadas Lidor(Eds.)  From invisibility to partnership: Pathways of

      coping and recovery with a psychiatric illness  in the family.  The  Academic Center

       Kiryat Uno Pub




Ron Shor's site at the Research and Development Authority


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Prof. Cory Shulman Brody

Associate Professor
Room 505

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Research Interests:

Developmental psychopathology, diagnosis of developmental disabilities and intervention services, coping strategies in families with a developmentally disabled member.


Research Projects:

Longitudinal study of development in autism.

Parental reporting of children's development and behavior.


Degree of satisfaction with intervention services.


Abstracts of Current Research :

Comparison between parental report and clinical assessment in children with autism: This project compares the behavioral and developmental descriptions of young children with autism as reported by their parents with the results of clinical testing by trained professionals. This will assist in localizing similarities and differences in the way parents and professionals see these children. The parents are interviewed using two semi-structured standardized interviews. The clinical testing involves the use of three instruments. The parental interviewing began in January 1998 and so far twenty-six children have been assessed clinically with the Mullen, the ADOS and the SICD tests.

Communicative intent as a basis for subtyping in autism:This project comprises the description of communicative intent of young children with autism, as a possible means for differentiating among sub-groups in autism. Communicative intent of children with autism, ages 3 - 5 years old, will be analyzed in semi-structured situations which encourage communicative intent expression. Investigating communicative intent in autism may achieve a greater understanding of the social impairment in autism as well as allowing an assessment of the extent to which communication interacts with social relatedness in normal development. Understanding various communication profiles in autism will also enable assessment of specific issues in communication which form the basis of appropriate intervention programs for young children with autism.


Cory Shulman's site at the Research and Development Authority


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Anat Zeira

Prof. Anat Zeira

Full Professor
Room 526

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1996, HebrewUniversity; Lecturer 1999; Senior Lecturer 2003, Associate Professor 2009 ,Full professor 2014


Research Interests:

Transition to adulthood of care leavers.

Evidence-based social work practice.

Social work with children and families.


Research Projects:

Transition to adulthood of care leavers.

Evidence-based social work practice.

Social work with children and families.


Abstracts of Current Research :

 Longitudinal study of transition to adulthood of care leavers: In recent years there is a growing concern for youth aging out of public care. While Israeli such young adults share much in common with their counterparts in other Western countries, there are certain issues that are more unique characteristics of the Israeli situation (e.g., the compulsory military service). In this longitudinal study we follow young people since their last year in the residential care setting. We currently assess their status for the third time, when they are about 22 years old and have completed the military service. The findings of this study support the development of national services to these young people in order to secure their normative transition into adulthood.

The impact of National Civil Service from the perspective of youth at risk: The studyfocuses on the outcomes of National Civil Service (NCS) from the perspective of NCS volunteers. The aim is to deepen the understanding about the impact of the service on young people by describing their status as young adults on multiple life domains that are expected to be influenced and changed through national service. Furthermore, we compare the status of young people at different points in their lives by interviewing different age groups NCS alumni. Broadly speaking the study will identify: a) in which life domains outcomes are more positive; b) which sub groups are more vulnerable and require additional supports; c) how outcomes change over time; and d) what internal and external processes explain the impact of the NCS on these young persons.


Transition to higher education of vulnerable youth: This project focuses on residential care leavers in higher education institutions (HEI). The project addresses the problems that contribute to their low participation in higher education and the difficulties they experience when they attend these institutions. First, residential care institutions and higher education institutions lack awareness and make little or no special effort to promote greater participation in higher education to residential care leavers. Second, young people leaving residential care do not receive enough social support to attend and complete their studies in HEI and as a result drop out. HEI, on the other hand, do not provide them any special support to improve their chances to do well in schools. Finally, there is a lack of knowledge about young care leavers and their efforts and opportunities regarding education, especially higher education. This unique project involves interventions aimed at creating a support group of care leavers who are already students in HEI in order to empower them to investigate, advocate, and promote the participation of other care leavers in higher education in both the residential care and the HEI system. The aim is to work on both sides of the divide in order to increase mutual awareness and to improve the design of new processes both in HEIs and in residential care in order to help care leavers aspiring to higher education prepare, apply to, and take full advantage of the HEI educational process. We use a participatory mixed method study to identify factors that promote or hinder the successful transition and integration of care leavers in higher education.



Recent Publications:

 Zeira, A., & Rosen, A. (2000). Unraveling “tacit knowledge”: What social workers do and why they do it. Social Service Review, 74(1), 103-123.

Zeira, A. & Blythe, B. (2001). Considering goals: An example of two intensive home-based family services. Journal of Family Social Work, 6(3), 1-14.

Zeira, A., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. (2002). Sexual harassment in Jewish and Arab public schools in Israel. Child Abuse and Neglect, 26, 149-166.

Zeira, A., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. (2003). School violence in Israel. Social Work, 48(4), 471-483.

Zeira, A. (2004). New initiatives in out-of-home placements in Israel. Child and Family Social Work, 9, 307-309.

Schiff, M. & Zeira, A. (2005). Dating violence and sexual risk behaviors. Child Abuse & Neglect,29, 1249-1263.

Zeira, A. (2005). Verso la riunificazione: Lo sviluppo dei servizi di comunita in Israele. In C. Canali, A. Maluccio, & T. Vecchiato (Eds.).  La valutazione di outcome nei servizi per l'eta evolutiva e la famiglia (pp. 95-102). Padova, Italy: Fondazione "Emanuela Zancan". (Italian)

Zeira, A. (2006). What do we need for a successful intervention? The case of one Israeli family in deep distress.International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 9(1-2), 92-101.

Zeira, A., Canali, C., Vecchiato, T., Jergeby, U., Thoburn, J., & Neve, E. (2008). Evidence-based social work practice with children and families: A cross national perspective. European Journal of Social Work, 11(1), 1-18.

Zeira, A., & Benbenishty, R. (2008). The status of alumni of educational residential care settings in Israel. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work, 28 (December), 95-134. (Hebrew)

Zeira, A. (2009). Alumni of educational residential settings in Israel: A Cultural Perspective. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 1074-1079.

Zeira, A., & Schiff, M. (2010). Testing group supervision in field work training for social work students. Research on Social Work Practice 20, 427-434.

Zeira, A. (2011). Dissemination of systematic evaluation processes in direct practice. Social Security85, 49-70. (Hebrew). 

Dinisman, T., & Zeira, A.(2011). The contribution of individual, social support and institutional characteristics to perceived readiness to leave care in Israel: An ecological perspective. British Journal of Social Work 41, 1442-1458.

Zeira, A. & Benbenishty R. (2011). Readiness to independent living of adolescents in youth villages in Israel. Children and Youth Service Review, 33, 2461-2468.

Ezell, M., Spath, R., Zeira, A., Canali, C., Fernandez, E., Thoburn, J., & Vecchiato, T. (2011). An international classification system for child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1847-1854.

Avraham, S., Dinisman, T., & Zeira, A. (2012). Alumni of Educational Residential Settings in Israel: A Qualitative Analysis of Promoting and Preventive Factors Related to Successful Transition to Independent Living. Society & Welfare 1, 9-37. (Hebrew)

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