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Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt

Full Professor
mimi@huji.ac.il

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Research Interests:

Criminology and foreign workers, Gender and social policy, Access to justice,   Gender, civil society and the welfare state, Qualitative research methods. 

 

Research Projects:

Incarcerated Motherhood

The socio-legal construction of foreign workers' involvement in crime.

Ngoization of Civil Spaces: Civil Society, Transformation of Welfare and Women's Organizations

 

Abstracts of Current Research :

 Incarcerated Motherhood: 

The project examines the way motherhood is perceived and experienced by incarcerated females and prison personnel. Based on interviews with mothers incarcerated in the Israeli female prison, the study attempts to understand both the social-structural factors influencing motherhood in prison and the methods in which female prisoners create their own identity as mothers.

 

The socio-legal construction of foreign workers' involvement in crime.

This study follows law enforcement agencies attitudes and practices towards documented, un-documented and asylum seekers in Israel. It analyzes various variables related to arrest data. Utilizing the narrative method, it analyzes court cases of foreign workers that appeared before the court in criminal offences and examines the public and official discourse relating to this group. The construction of the socio-legal reaction to foreign workers' involvement in crime is situated in the wider political economic regime of neo-liberalism and its logic.

 

Ngoization of Civil Spaces: Civil Society, Transformation of Welfare and Women's Organizations

This historical study traces the origin and emergence of women's organizations that provide welfare services and their evolvement over time. It focuses on the transformation in the social and political roles played by these NGOs in the creation of civil society. The project is grounded within wider processes such as: the transformation of social movements and community based organizations into formalized  NGOs and  the concomitant NGOization of civil society; erosion of the welfare state within the framework of neo-liberal regimes and ideologies.

 

 

Recent Publications:

Books

Ajzenstadt, Mimi, Soffer, Michal and Steinberg Odeda (2010) In the Prison I Rest: Women Behind the Prison Walls. Tel-Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuhad, Kav Adom Series(Hebrew).

Edited Books

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2010). Children, Families and Women in the welfare Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and John Gal (eds.) (2009). Access to Social Justice in Israel. Jerusalem: The Taub Centre for the Study of Social Policy in Israel (Hebrew).

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Guy Mundlak (eds.) (2008) Empowerment on Trial.  Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University, Nevo (Hebrew).

 

Book Chapters

 Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010) "Children, Families and Women in the Israeli State: 1888-2008." In: Mimi Ajzenstadt and John Gal (eds.).Children, Families and Women in the welfare Mediterranean Countries. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Pp. 143-163.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010). "The Jewish Women's Equal Rights Association of Palestine and its Struggle to Establish the Role of 'Mother of the Family' in Pre-State Israel, 1919-1948." In:  Eyal Katvan, Margalit Shilo and Ruth Halperin-Kadari (eds.). One Law for Man and Woman: Women, Rights and Law in Mandatory Palestine. Ramt-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press (Hebrew). Pp.57-85.   

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2010) "Women in the Workforce in the Context of Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Israel." In: Shelley A.M. Gavigan and Dorothy E. Chunn. (Eds.) The Legal Tender of Gender: Law, Welfare and the Regulation of Women's Poverty. Oxford: Hart. Pp. 123-141.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Moral Panic and Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Single Mothers on Welfare in Israel.British Journal of Criminology. 49(1): 68-87.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi (2009) "Judicialization, Neo-Liberalism and Foreign Workers in Israel." International Review of Constitutionalism. 9(1): 107-133.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and David Bar-Gal (2010) "The Birth of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1953-1958)".Society and Welfare. 30(1): 9-27. (Hebrew).

Soffer, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt  (2010) "On Stigma and Otherness: Mirror Representations of HIV/AIDS and Heart Disease in the Israeli Press." Qualitative Health Research. 20 (8): 1033-1049.

Bar–Almog, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "Women, Welfare and Civil Society Organizations: Creating an Alternative Women’s Welfare Sphere in Israel". Social Policy and Administration. 44(6):  673–688. 

Soffer, Michal and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2010) "The Multidimensionality of 'Pains of Imprisonment' among Incarcerated Women in Israel" Women and Health. 50(6):491-505.

Fried, Bell and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2011) "Pathological Women Gamblers: Gender-Related Aspects of Control." Sex Roles. 66:128-142.

Gal, John and Mimi Ajzenstadt (2013) "The Long Path from a Soup Kitchen to a Welfare State in Israel." Journal of Policy History.  25(2): 240-263.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Assaf Shapira (2012) "The Socio-Legal Construction of Otherness under a Neo-Liberal Regime: The Case of Foreign Workers in the Israeli Criminal Courts." British Journal of Criminology. 54(4): 685-704.

Statland-Vaintraub, Olga, Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Mimi Ajzenstadt and Shabi Amedi (2012) "Risk Factors for Involvement in Delinquency among Immigrants and Native-Born Israeli Girls." Children and Youth Services Review. 34:10: 2052–2060.

Ajzenstadt, Mimi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri (2013) "The Cultural Context of Juvenile Justice Policy in Israel." Journal of Social Policy. 14(1): 111-128.

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Prof. Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz

Full Professor
02-5882236
shalhevet@mail.huji.ac.il
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. Muhammad Haj-Yahia

Full Professor
02-5882207
Muhammad.Haj-yahia@huji.ac.il
Room 504

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Research Interests:

Wife abuse and battering; exposure of children, youth, and young adults to violence in their families of origin; exposure of children and youth to community violence; exposure of children and their parents to political violence;  mental health consequences of child maltreatment; school violence; the socio-cultural and socio-political context of violence against women.

 

Research Projects:

 Research Projects:

 

1.      Mental HealthImplications of Exposure to violence: I am currently involved in several research projects on the mental health implications of the exposure of people to different patterns of violence, such as: The cumulative exposure of young adults to family violence during the life-span (i.e., during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood); the exposure of youth to community violence; and the exposure of children and youth and their parents to political violence. I have also examined in some of these studies resilience and protective factors, as buffering and mitigating factors, of the mental health implications of these exposures.

2..Wife Abuse and Battering in Arab Societies: I have been conducting research on different dimensions of the problem of wife abuse and battering in the Arab society (mainly in Israel and the Palestinian National Authority), with special interest in the rates, characteristics, correlates and risk factors, and mental health consequences of the problem as well as battered women’s coping strategies and use of different patterns of help-seeking.   Furthermore, I conducted research on the socio-cultural and socio-political context of violence against women.

3.  Beliefs about Wife Abuse and Battering: I have conducted several studies about beliefs about wife beating, and in recent years am in the process of carrying-out several other research projects on this topic (e.g., justifying wife abuse, willingness to help abused women, etc.) among health and mental health practitioners, among students of the health and mental health professions, as well as among the general public, in several countries. These studies focus on examining to what extent an integrative theory (composed of patriarchal theory, social learning theory, intra-psychic processes, and more) explain people’s beliefs about wife abuse and battering, and their attitudes toward abused women and abusive husbands.

4.      School Violence: I am interested in examining children and youth violence in school, using the social learning theory and the stressful life events perspective. I just completed conducting a study about the exposure of pupils of elementary and secondary schools (as victims as well as perpetrators) and the relationship of this exposure to their exposure to family violence, community violence, and political violence. I also examined in this study the mental health implications of the exposure to these different patterns of violence.

 

Abstracts of Current Research :

Selected list of Current Research Abstracts:

Wife abuse and battering in the Arab society: Over the past two decades, family violence in general, and wife battering in particular, have become a major concern throughout the world. However, different factors (e.g., socio-cultural, economic, religious, and political circumstances) have precluded comprehensive investigation of this problem in the Arab societies. An Instrument Package was constructed in order to measure the following: (1) the prevalence of various incidents and manifestations of abuse and battering of Arab women in Israel; (2) psychological effects of wife abuse and battering (i.e., stress, low self esteem, depression, anxiety); and (3) strategies used by Arab battered women to cope with violence. About 2102 Arab women participated in the study. It is anticipated that the results of the study will have implications for development of theories for studying wife beating in different Arab communities, for prevention of and intervention in cases of wife abuse and battering, and for setting policies related to wife abuse and battering in the Arab societies.

Implications of witnessing and experiencing family violence among adolescents  and young adults:Despite noteworthy developments in research on the implications of witnessing and experiencing family violence in Western societies, there is a serious dearth of studies on this topic in Arab societies. Two recent studies conducted by this researcher examined the extent to which witnessing and experiencing different patterns of family violence in childhood, adolescencce and young adulthood predict manifestations of sibling violence, hopelessness, and low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, PTSD, hostility and other mental health consequences, among Arab adolescents and young adults. It is hoped that the findings will provide a basis for developing theories for studying the topic in different Arab communities, strategies for prevention and intervention in family violence, and policies for working with abusive families.

 

Consequences of exposure to community violence: A comparative study among Israeli, Palestinian and American youth (in full collaboration with Dr. Neil Gutermat, at ColumbiaUniversitySchoolof Social Work):Extensive research has been conducted during the last three decades on youth exposure to community violence. However, there is a serious lack of research on the socio-cultural context of this problem. A cross cultural and cross-national study is being carried out among Palestinian, Israeli and American youth, using a self-administered instrument, assessing the extent of their exposure to different types of community violence, the psychological consequences of this exposure, receiving support from family and teachers (as factors that might buffer or intensify the consequences), and youth help-seeking behavior as a result of their exposure to community violence.

 

Recent Publications:

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2000). The incidence of wife abuse and battering and some sociodemographic correlates as revealed in two national surveys in Palestinian society. Journal of Family Violence, 15(4), 347-374. 

 Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2000). Patterns of violence against engaged Arab women from Israel and some of their psychological implications. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24(3), 209-219.

Haj-Yahia, M.M(2000). Child maltreatment: The approach of Arab social workers in Israel. International Social Work, 43(2), 149-161. (.103; 25/30).

 Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2000). Implications of wife abuse and beating for self-esteem, depression, and anxiety as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence against Women. Journal of Family Issues, 21(4), 435-463.

Eldar-Avidan, D. (S, PI), & Haj-Yahia, M.M. (C) (2000). The experience of formerly battered women with divorce: A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 32(3/4), 19-40.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(C), Bargal, D. (PI), & Guterman, N.B. (PI) (2000). Perception of job satisfaction, service effectiveness and burnout among Arab social workers in Israel. International Journal of Social Welfare, 9(3), 201-210. 

 Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2000). Wife abuse and battering in the sociocultural context of Arab Society. Family Process, 39(2),237-255.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2000). Wife abuse in the Palestinian Authority. New Global Development: Journal of International and Comparative Social Welfare, 16, 59-73.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(PI), & Ben-Arieh, A. (C) (2000). The incidence of Arab adolescents’ exposure to violence in their families of origin and its sociodemographic correlates. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24(10), 1299-1315.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2001). The incidence of witnessing interparental violence and some of its psychological consequences among Arab adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 25(7), 885-907.

 Haj-Yahia, M.M.(PI), & Tamish, S. (C) (2001). The rates of child sexual abuse and its psychological consequences as revealed by a study among Palestinian university students. Child Abuse & Neglect, 25(10), 1303-1327

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(C), & Eldar-Avidan, D. (S, PI) (2001). Formerly battered women: A qualitative study of their experiences in making a decision to divorce and carrying it out. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 36(1/2), 37-65(NR ).

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2002). Attitudes of Arab women toward different patterns of coping with wife abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17(7), 721-745.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(PI), Musleh, K. (C), & Haj-Yahia, Y.M. (C) (2002). The incidence of adolescent maltreatment in Arab society and some of its psychological consequences. Journal of Family Issues, 23(8), 1032-1064.

Astor, R.A. (PI), Benbenishty, R. (PI), Marachi, R. (C), Haj-Yahia, M.M. (PI), Zeira, A. (C), Perkins-Hart, S., & Pitner, R.O. (2002). The awareness of risky peer group behaviors on school grounds as predictors of students’ victimization on school grounds: Part I – elementary schools. Journal of School Violence, 1(1), 11-33.

Astor, R.A. (PI), Benbenishty, R. (PI), Haj-Yahia, M.M. (PI), Marachi, R., Zeira, A. (C), Perkins-Hart, S., & Pitner, R.O. (2002). The awareness of risky peer group behaviors on school grounds as predictors of students’ victimization on school grounds: Part II – junior high schools. Journal of School Violence. 1(3), 57-76.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2002). Beliefs of Jordanian women about wife beating. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26(4), 282-291.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2002). The impact of wife abuse on marital relations as revealed by the Second Palestinian National Survey on Violence Against Women. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(3), 273-285

 Haj-Yahia, M.M.(PI), & Abdo-Kaloti, R. (S) (2003) The exposure of Palestinian adolescents to family violence – Part I: The rates and correlates of the problem. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 781-806 .

 Pitner, R.O (S)., Astor, R.A. (PI), Benbenishty, R. (PI), Haj-Yahia, M.M. (PI), & Zeira, A. (C) (2003). The effects of group stereotypes on adolescents’ reasoning about retribution. Child Development, 74(2), 413-425.

 Pitner, R. (S), Astor, R. (PI), Benbenishty, R. (PI), Haj-Yahia, M. M. (PI), & Zeira, A. (C) (2003). Adolescents' approval of peer and spousal retribution in their culture versus other cultures: The role of group stereotypes.  British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21, 221-242.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.(2003). Beliefs about wife beating among Arab men from Israel: The influence of their patriarchal ideology. Journal of Family Violence, 18(4), 193-206.

Haj-Yahia, M.M. (2005). Can people’s patriarchal ideology predict their beliefs about wife abuse? The case of Jordanian men. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(5), 545-567 (1.147; 6/29, 1).

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Ben-Arieh, A. (2006). Adolescents' approach toward children rights: Comparison between Jewish and Palestinian children from Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Children and Youth Services Review, 28, 1060-1073.

Marie-Alsana, W., Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Greenbaum, C.W. (2006). Violence among Arab elementary school pupils inIsrael. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(1), 58-88.

Haj-Yahia, M.M., & deZoysa, P.  (2007). Beliefs of Sri Lankan medical students about wife beating. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(1), 26-.

Steinmetz, S., & Haj-Yahia, M.M.  (2006). Definitions of and beliefs about wife abuse among ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from Israel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(4), 525-554.

Ben-Arieh, A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., &  Haj-Yahia, M.M.  (2006). Generational, ethnic, and national differences in attitudes toward the rights of children in Israel and Palestine. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(3), 381-388.

Ben-Arieh, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2006). The "geography" of child maltreatment in Israel: Findings from a national data set of cases reported to the social services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(9), 991-1003.

Chou, Y.C., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Wang, F.T.Y., & Fu, L. Y.  (2006). Social work in Taiwan: A historical and critical review.International Social Work, 49(6), 767-778.

Attar, S., Benbenishty, R., & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2007). Behina empirit shel cli lema'akav ahar matzavam hahitnahaguti-rigshi shel yeladim besikun be’Yisrael [An empirical examination of a measure for following-up after the behavioral-emotional situation of children at risk in Israel]. Hevra Verevaha [Society and Welfare]. 27(1), 79-100.

Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Schiff, M. (2007). Definitions of and beliefs about wife abuse among undergraduate students of social work. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51(2), 170-190.

Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2007). Challenges in studying the psychological effects of Palestinian children’s exposure to political violence and their coping with this traumatic experience. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(7), 691-697.

Haj-Yahia, M. M.,  & Uysal, A.  (2008). Beliefs about wife beating among medical students from Turkey. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 119-133.

Haj-Yahia, M.M., & Sadan, E.  (2008). Battered women in collectivist societies: Intervention and empowerment. Hevra Verevaha (Hebrew) [Society and Welfare], 27(3), 423-451.

Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Sadan, E.  (2008).Issues in intervention with battered women in collectivist societies: An essay.Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(1), 1-13.

Haj-Yahia, M.M.& Abdo-Kaloti, R. (2008). Mental health consequences of Palestinian adolescents’ exposure to family violence. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 13(1), 1-41.

Eldar-Avidan, D., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Greenbaum, C. W.  (2008). Money matters: Young adults' perception of the economic consequences of their parents' divorce. Journal of Family and Economic Issues29, 74-85.

Btoush, R.,  & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2008). Attitudes of Jordanian society about wife abuse. Journal of nterpersonal Violence, 23(11), 1531-1554.

Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2008). Political violence in retrospect: Its effect on the mental health of Palestinian adolescents.International Journal of Behavioral Development32, 283-289.

Ben-Arieh, A., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2008). Corporal punishment of    children: a multi-generational perspective. Journal of Family Violence.23 (8), 687-695 (.533; 25/31).

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

Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Lugassi, R. (2008).The implications of experiencing different types of abuse in childhood for psychological distress and intimacy in early adulthood. Hevra Verevaha (Hebrew) [Society and Welfare], 28 (4), 411-440.

Haj-Yahia, M. M., & de Zoysa, P.  (2008). Rates and  Psychological effects of  exposure to family violence among Sri Lankan university students. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32(10), 994-1002.

Eldar-Avidan, D.,  Haj-Yahia, M. M.,  & Greenbaum, C. W. (2009). Divorce is part of my life… Resilience, survival and vulnerability: Young adults’ perception of the implications of parental divorce. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy34(4), 539-555.

Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Cohen, H. H.  (2009). On the lived experience of  battered women residing in shelters. Journal of Family Violence, 24,95-109.

Haj-Yahia, M. M., Tishby, O., & de Zoysa, P.  (2009). Post-traumatic stress  disorder among Sri Lankan university students as a consequence of their exposure to family violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24(12), 2018-2038.

Pat-Horenczyk, R., Qasrawi R.,  Lesack R.,  Haj-Yahia M. M.,  Peled O., Shaheen M.,  Berger R.,  Garber R. &  Abdeen, Z. (PI) (2009).

Posttraumatic distress, functional impairment, and Coping among adolescents on both sides  of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A cross-cultural approach. Applied Psychology, 58(4), 688-708.

Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2010). Palestinian physicians' misconceptions about and  approval of wife abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25 (3), 416-442.

Shhadi, N., Haj-Yahia, M. M.,  & Bekerman, Z.  (2009). The significance of Moslem religion for coping with Loss and Bereavement: The case of   Palestinian families living in Israel, whose children were killed during the October 2000 demonstrations. Research in the Social ScientificStudy of Religion, 20, 239-265.

Zembylas, M., Bekerman, Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Shhadi, N. (2010). The politics  of mourning in Cyprus and Israel: Educational implications. Compare: Journal of International and Comparative Education,

Pitner, R. O., Astor, R. A., Benbenishty, R., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Zeira, A. (2011). Putting context into cultural perspective: Examining Arab and Jewish adolescents’ judgments and reasoning about spousal retribution  Violence against Women, 17(5), 584-602 (1.496; 4/29).

Clark, C. J., Everson-Rose, S. A., Franco-Suglia, Sh., Btoush, Alonso, A., &  Haj-Yahia, M. M. (PI) (2010). Association between exposure to political  violence and intimate-partner violence in the occupied Palestinian  territory: A cross-sectional study. The Lancet, 375, 310-316.

Guterman, N. B., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Vorhies, V., Ismayilova, L., &  Leshem, B. (2010). Help-seeking and internal obstacles to eceiving support in the wake of community violence exposure: The caseof Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel. Journal of Child and Family Studies19(6),  687-696.

Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Uysal, A.  (2011). Towards an integratitheoretical framework for explaining beliefs about wife beating: A study among students of nursing from Turkey, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(7), 1401-1431.

Wolfsfeld, L., & Haj-Yahia, M. M.  (2010). Learning and supervisory styles in the training of social workers. The Clinical Supervisor, 29(1), 68-994.

 Leshem, B., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Guterman, N.  (2011). Characteristics of Israeli Jewish youth exposure to community violence and their relevance to demographic and support variables. HevraVerevaha (Hebrew) [Society and Welfare],31(1), 61-90.

Haj-Yahia, M. M.,Leshem, B., & Guterman, N. B.  (2011).Exposure to community violence among Arab youth in Israel: Rates and characteristic.  Journal of Community Psychology,  39(2), 136-151.

Haj-Yahia, M. M.(2011). Contextualizing interventions with batteredwomen in collectivist societies: Issues and controversies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16,331-339.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri

Vice President of the Hebrew University of Strategy and Diversity
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02-5882205
Mona.Khoury@mail.huji.ac.il
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Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri

Dean of The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare

Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri  is the Dean of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also the Advisor for Minorities Affairs to Hebrew University President, and the Head of the University Steering Committee for Accessibility to Higher Education among Arab Students. Prof. Khoury-Kassabri is the head of the committee appointed to examine the Hebrew University diversity policy which of part of the Israeli Present’s initiative “Israeli Hope in the Academia”.  She is an Alumni of the Israel Young Academy and Member of the Global Young Academy.

Her research evolves around issues related to child and youth welfare. She is especially interested in the area of children and youth at risk for becoming perpetrators and victims of violent and delinquent acts. 

She was a Visiting Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto for two, non-subsequent, academic years, between the years 2011-2012 and 2016-2017. Together with Prof. Mishna, the Dean of the Faculty,  they study youth involvement in cyberbulling in Canada and in Israel.

The Frances and George (z"l) Katz Family Chair at the Paul Baerward School of Social Work and Social Welfare

Higher Education
2003-2004 Postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Institute of Criminology,and Department of Psychology. Host Prof. Landau and Prof. Greenbaum.
2002-2003 Postdoctoral fellow at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. Host Prof. Daro.
1999-2002 Ph.D., School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI).
1996-1999 M.A.,
School of Social Work and Social WelfareHUJI (Direct Track to Ph.D.).
1993-1996 B.A.,
School of Social Work and Social WelfareHUJI (With honors).

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Awards and Excellence Scholarships
2018 Rector’s prize for excellent researcher and teacher.
2007-2010 MA`OF Fellowship, established by the Kahanoff Foundation
2005-2006 Golda Meir Fellow.
2006 The most distinguished scientific contribution article of the year. American Educational Research Association, Division of Human Development. 
2003-2004 Golda Meir Postdoctoral Award. 
2002-2003 Fulbright Postdoctoral Award. 
2000-2002 Rector's scholarship given to excellent research students.

 

 

 

Appointments at the Hebrew University
2020 Frances and George (z"l) Katz Family Chair at HUJI.
2016 Full Professor, HUJI.
2013-2016 Associate Professor, HUJI.
2009-2013 Senior Lecturer, HUJI.
2005-2009 Lecturer, HUJI.

 

 


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Additional Functions

2020-  Member, National Advisory Council for COVID-19, Ministry of Health, Israel.    

2020- Member, Steering Committee, Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice.

2020-  Member, aChord’s Advisory Board (Social Psychology for Social Change).

2020- Member, ELEM's Advisory Board (Youth in Distress).

2018- Dean, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, HUJI.

2019-  Member, academic committee, The Halbert Centre of Canadian Studies.

2018-  Member, steering committee, the Center for Disability Studies, HUJI.

2018-  Member, steering committee of the Autism Center, HUJI.

2017-2018 Head of the Joseph J. Schwartz M.A. Programs, HUJI.

2017- Head steering committee “policy of diversity”: part of the “Israeli Hope in the Academia”.  

2016-2017 Visiting Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto.

2016- Member, Global Young Academy.

 2016- Member, The Hebrew University Senate.

2015- Academic Coordinator, Center for the Study of Multiculturalism, HUJI. 

2015-2019 Member, The Israel Young Academy.

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Research Grants:

2018-2020 The Ralph Goldman Center for Judaism, Social Welfare and Ethics, HUJI. Forms and Functions of Aggressive Behavior among Israeli Preschool Children from Different Religious Groups: The Role of Individual and Parental Correlates (50,000 NIS). Zadok, I., &  Khoury-Kassabri, M. 
2018-2020 Israel Ministry of Justice. Policing Juveniles in Deeply Divided Cities: Integrative Treatment of Stones- Throwing among Young Palestinians in East Jerusalem (318,000 NIS). Hasisi, B., &  Khoury-Kassabri, M. 
2015 Halbert Centre Research Exchange Program in Canadian Studies, Motivations for Cyber Bullying: A Longitudinal and Multi-Perspective Inquiry
(7,500$). Khoury-Kassabri, M.
2013-2015 Israel Science Foundation (ISF). Juvenile Delinquency and Violence of Arab Youth in Israel: The Contribution of Individual, Family, Peer, and Community Factors.  (59,400 $) Khoury-Kassabri, M.
2012-2014 Warburg Fund, Violence among Jewish and Arab Youth in Israel: The Contribution of individual and Contextual Factors. (10,000$) Khoury-Kassabri, M.
2010-2011 Halbert Centre Research Exchange Program in Canadian Studies, Evaluating a Cyber Risk and Cyber Safety Educational Intervention Program (9,962$). Khoury-Kassabri, M.
2009-2011 Anita Morawetz Fund for Research on Children at Risk, The Contribution of Self-Efficacy, Attitudes towards the Use of Violence, and Contextual Factors to the Actual Use of Violence toward Children among Arab Preschool Teachers in Israel (15,000$). Khoury-Kassabri, M., Attar-Schwartz, S., & Zur, H. 
2008-2009 Warburg Fund, Parental Discipline in Childhood and its Links to Socio-Emotional Functioning in Early Adulthood among Arab and Jewish University Students (10,000$). Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Davidov, M.
2006-2008 Israel Foundation Trustees, The relationship between teachers' self efficacy and attitudes toward the use of violence and teachers' use of violence toward students (20,000$). Khoury-Kassabri, M.
2007-2008 Yad Hanadiv, Media Campaign to reduce school violence (70,000$). Benbenishty, R., & Khoury-Kassabri, M.
2006-2007 Warburg Fund, The development of the understanding of children rights and of child participation in a cultural and religious comparative perspective (12,500$). Ben-Arieh, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. 
2005-2006 Warburg Fund, Predicting recidivism among youth in treatment of probation officers (6,500$). Khoury-Kassabri, M. 
2004-2005 Ministry of Education, Violence in Israeli Schools. (120,000$) Benbenishty, R., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. 
2004-2005 Yad Hanadiv, The Contribution of School Climate to Academic Attainment (50,000$). Benbenishty, R., & Khoury-Kassabri, M.

Teaching at the Hebrew University

Supervision of Master’s and Doctoral Degree students in the last five years Master’s degree students:

2015-2015 Michal Fass (co supervising with Prof. Hans M. Koot, University of Amsterdam).
2016-2017 Haim Dayan.

Doctoral degree student:

2013- 2017 Adeem Massarwa.
2013- 2018 Yoa Michal Sorek (co supervising with Prof. Asher Ben-Arieh).
2018- Haim Dayan.
2018- Lana Jeries.

Post-doctoral Fellows and Visitors (6 months or longer): 
2017-2018 Michal Levy, Ph.D.
2017-2018 Tahel Ben-Zvi , Ph.D. (with Prof. Attar-Schwartz).
2019-2010 Ronen Ziv, Ph.D. (with prof. Hasisi).

Courses Taught
Behavioral Problems among Early Childhood, MA.
Data Processing and Data Analysis, MA.
Delinquent Youth: Theory, Practice and Intervention, MA. 
Introduction to Social Psychology, BA. 
Scientific Thinking and Research Design, MA. 
Social Deviance and Delinquency, BA.
Violence among Youth: Options for Change, BA. 
Youth Delinquency, BA.

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Participation in Scientific Conferences and Invited Talks: (Within the Past Five Years)

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2015, September). Arab youth involvement in delinquency and political violence and parental control: The mediating role of religiosity. Paper presented at the conference: 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Porto, Portugal.

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2015, September). Understanding the mediating role of corporal punishment in the association between maternal stress, efficacy, co- parenting and children's adjustment difficulties among Arab mothers. Paper presented at the conference: Child Maltreatment in Context: The first Haruv International Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.

Massarwa, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Mishna, F. (2016, March). Cyber bullying perpetration by Arab youth: The direct and interactive role of individual, family, and neighborhood characteristics. Paper presented at the conference: The Importance of Human Aspects in Cyberspace Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

Mishna, F., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2016, March). ‘It just crept in’’: The Digital Age and Implications for Social Work Practice. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference for Social Work Research: Reflective social work practices in contemporary societies. Lisbon, Portugal.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Hendin, A. (2017, September). "Israli Hope in Academia": The Israeli case of diversity and partnership. Paper presented at the conference: "NAHOD"- National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Washington, DC. (Keynote- invited talk).

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Massarwa, A. & Eseed, R. (2017, September). Arab adolescents' religiosity as a moderating factor in the association between peer delinquency and youth violence. Paper presented at the conference: 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Cardiff, Wales.

Massarwa, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2017, September). The correlation between exposure to neighborhood violence and perpetration of moderate physical violence among Arab-Palestinian youth: Can it be moderated by parent–child support and gender? Paper presented at the conference: 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Cardiff, Wales.

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2017, September). The association between religiosity and Arab youth from East Jerusalem involvement in political. Paper presented at the conference: XLII CICA Conflict and Transcultural Dialogue. Madrid, Spain.

Khoury-Kassabri, M. & Ozacky-Lazar, S. (2018, September). Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education the Case of Palestinian Citizens of Israel. College of Staten Island. New York, NY. (Invited talk)

Khoury-Kassabri, M. & Ozacky-Lazar, S. (2018, September). Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education the Case of Palestinian Citizens of Israel. New York University. New York, NY. (Invited talk)

Khoury-Kassabri, M. & Ozacky-Lazar, S. (2018, September). Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education the Case of Palestinian Citizens of Israel. Columbia University. New York, NY. (Invited talk)

Khoury-Kassabri, M. & Ozacky-Lazar, S. (2018, September). Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education the Case of Palestinian Citizens of Israel. Queens College. New York, NY. (Invited talk)

Jeries L., Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Massarwa, A. (2018, September). Alcohol use among Arab Muslim adolescents: A mediation-moderation model of family, peer and community factors. Paper presented at the conference: 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mishna, F., Birze, A., Greenblatt, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2019, January). On telling about cyberbullying: triangulation of student, parent and teacher perspectives”. Paper presented at the conference: 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). San Francisco, USA.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Hai-Attiass, M. (20109, January). Arab students in higher education: Challenges and opportunities. Graduate School of Education Stanford University. Stanford, USA (Invited talk).

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Hai-Attiass, M. (2019, January). Diversity and Multiculturalism in Israeli Academia: Challenges and Opportunities for Arab Students. Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, USC. California, USA (Invited talk). 

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2019, September). Arab youth involvement in delinquent and antisocial behaviors: Exploring Hirschi’s Social Bond Theory from a Qualitative perspective. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Ghent, Belgium.

Eseed, R., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2019, September). Arab youth involvement in violence: A socio-ecological gendered perspective. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Ghent, Belgium.

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2019, Novmber). Juvenile delinquency and violence: Social-ecological factors.  Paper presented at 34th FICE International CongressKiryat OnoIsrael (Keynote – Invited talk).

Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Zadok, I. (2019, November). Early childhood aggression: Individual and familial factors as mediators and moderators. China-Israel- Hong Kong Research Roundtable on “Social Work for Children and Family”. Peking University. Beijing, China (Invited talk).

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (November, 2019). Multiculturalism and social work. Paper presented at the Conference on “Multi-culturalism, Diversity and Social Work”. Beijing, China (Keynote, Invited talk).

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (January, 2020). Violence prevention: Social work research with Jewish and Arab populations in the Israeli Middle Eastern context. Paper presented at the conference:  24 th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC, USA.

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 List of Publications (Within the Past Five Years)

Chapters in Collections

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2019). Palestinian Arab children involvement in school violence as victims and perpetrators (278-295). In M.M. Haj-Yahia, O. Nakash, & I. Levav (Eds.), Mental health issue of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Massarwa, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (Accepted). Risk and protective factors for Palestinian-Arab youth violence. In Nasser-Abualhija, F. & Israelashvili, M. (Eds.), Education in the Arab Society.

Khoury-Kassabri, M.,PI  & Yechieli, T. PI (2020). Teachers' Career Tracks: the relationships between professional and personal development of teacher. In Mikulincer, M. & Parzanchevsky, R. (Eds.), Optimal management of professional development and training in the education system: Status report and recommendation (pp. 71 - 80) Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Articles:

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

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Khoury, N.,  & Ali, R.  (2015). Arab youth involvement in delinquency and political violence and parental control: The mediating role of religiosity. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85 (6), 576 – 585.

Zur, I.,  Khoruy-Kassabri, M.,  & Braver, E., (2015). Cyber bullying among delinquent adolescents treated in the juvenile probation service. Journal of Welfare and Society, 36, 33-64. (Hebrew)

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2016). Masculine and family honor and youth violence: The moderating role of ethnic-cultural affiliation. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry86 (5), 519.

Mishna, F., Khoury-Kassabri, M., Schwan, K.,  Wiener, J.,  Craig , W., Beran, T.,  Pepler, D.,  & Daciuk, J. (2016). The contribution of social support to children and adolescents’ self-perception: The mediating role of bullying. Children and Youth Services Review, 63, 120 - 127.

Mishna, F., McInroy, B. L., Lacombe-Duncan, A., Bhole, B., VanWert, M., Schwan, K., Birze, A., Daciuk, J., Beran, T.,  Craig , W.,  Wiener, J.,  Pepler, D.,  & Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Johnston, D. (2016). Study protocol: Prevalence, motivations, and social, mental health and health consequences of cyberbullying among school-aged children and youth: A longitudinal and multi-perspective mixed method study. JMIR Research Protocols, 10.2196/resprot.5292.

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 (5), 564 – 572.  

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Mishna, F.,  & Massarwa, A. (2016). Cyber bullying perpetration by Arab youth: The direct and interactive role of individual, family, and neighborhood characteristics. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-27.

Massarwa, A., & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2017). Serious physical violence among Arab-Palestinian adolescents: The role of exposure to neighborhood violence, perceived ethnic discrimination, normative beliefs, and parental communication. Child Abuse & Neglect, 63, 233-244.

Eseed, R., & Khoury-Kassabri, M., (2018). Alcohol use among Arab Muslim adolescents: A mediation-moderation model of family, peer and community factors. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88 (1), 88 – 98.

Massarwa, A.,  & Khoury-Kassabri, M.,. (2018). The correlation between indirect violence and parent-child communication among Arab-Palestinian adolescents: Gender as moderator. Social Work Research

Fass, N. M.,  Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Koot, M. H. (2018). Associations between Arab mothers’ self-efficacy and parenting attitudes and their children’s externalizing and internalizing behaviors: Gender differences and the mediating role of corporal punishment. Child Indicators Research, 11(4), 1369-1387.

Khoury-Kassabri, M.,  & Schneider, H.  (2018). The relationship between participation in physical activity programs, and self-reported antisocial behavior among youths at risk. Child and Adolescent Social Work

Attar- Schwartz, S., Mishna, F., & Khoury-Kassabri, M., (2019). The role of classmate social support, peer victimization and gender in externalizing and internalizing behaviors among Canadian youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 8 (9), 2335–2346.

Massarwa, A., Khoury-Kassabri, M., & Eseed, R., (2019). The correlation between delinquent peers and perpetration of serious physical violence: Religiosity as a protective factor. Child Indicators Research, 12 (6), 2051-2065.

Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2019). Arab youth involvement in violence: A socio-ecological gendered perspective. Child Abuse & Neglect, 93, 128-138.

Khoury-Kassabri, M., Blit-Cohen, E., Shenhav-Goldberg, R., & Mishna, F. (2020). Social Worker’s use of informal information and communication technology in Israel. Social Security.

 

Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (alphabetic order):

Aggressive Behavior.

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

American Sociological Review.

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.  

British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

British Journal of Psychology.

Child Abuse & Neglect.

Child and Family Social Work.

Children and Youth Services Review.

Child Indicators Research.

Dapim (Hebrew).

Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education.

Educational Research and Reviews.

Educational Studies.

European Journal of Psychology of Education.

Health Education Research.

Israeli Criminology (Hebrew).

Journal of Adolescence.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Journal of Community Psychology.

Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society.           

Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Journal of Family Violence.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Journal of Welfare and Society (Hebrew).

Journal Review Department.

Justice Quarterly.

MAGAMOT (Hebrew).

Mifgash, Journal of Social-Educational Work (Hebrew).

PLOS ONE.

Psychiatry Research.

Psychology of Violence.

Social Issues in Israel (Hebrew).

Social Security (Hebrew).

Sociological Focus.

Violence and Victims.

Reviewer of research proposals: 
German-Israeli Foundation.
Israel Science Foundation.
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation.
Joint UGC - ISF Research Grant.
Member of 25 review committees for doctoral students.

 

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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). http://education.academy.ac.il/Uploads/BackgroundMaterials/Hebrew/SESCli....

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2017.1322518

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. Miriam Schiff

Full Professor
02-5882225
miriam.schiff@mail.huji.ac.il
Room 524

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MIRIAM SCHIFF


miriam.schiff@mail.huji.ac.il

 

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. [https://www.ecronicon.com/ecpp/pdf/ECPP-04-00138.pdf]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:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-017-9422-1.

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.026; 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://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000479.

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, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-019-1060-x. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000479.

 

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. Ron Shor

Vice Dean for Teaching
02-5882191
Ron.Shor@huji.ac.il
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: dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000098.

          

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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Dr. Dafna Tener

Senior Lecturer
02-5880052
dafna.tener@mail.huji.ac.il
Room 532

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Research Interests:

Interfamilial child sexual abuse; statutory victimization; online sexual abuse; adult disclosure of childhood sexual abuse; the work of medical clowns with sexually abused children; child maltreatment

Research projects:

Between me and them: forgiving incest?! Qualitative study on women who experienced incest in childhood.

The use of medical clowns as a buffer for psychological distress during anogenital examination of sexually abused children – A preliminary study

A Qualitative Study of Youth Experiences with Statutory Victimization Relationships.

Offenders Who Use Online Communications to Commit Sex Crimes against Minors.

Experiences at the mother units (center for the treatment of at -risk mothers and children) : Perceptions of mothers and professionals.

Child sexual abuse therapy centers in Israel: reviewing data on abuse characteristics, type of symptoms presented, and treatment outcomes 

 

Abstracts of Current Research:

Experiences at the mother unit:

The Mothers’ Unit is a rehabilitation and treatment program for mothers at risk and their young children, which includes joint residence of mothers and children in the Unit. The program was created to provide an alternative to removing the children from home because of abuse or neglect. The qualitative study aims to construct a grounded theoretical model for conceptualizing and reflecting the points of view of both mothers involved in the program and professionals working with them in the Unit. The study will include semi-structured qualitative interviews (n=32). Participants are interviewed in four content areas: (1) the narrative of arriving at the mothers’ unit; (2) the meaning and construction of their stay in the unit; (3) perceived short- and long-term consequences of their stay in the unit, including advantages and disadvantages; (4) the effect of the program on the women’s perceptions of parenting and their relationships with their children. The data is analyzed with the aim of creating a grounded theoretical model describing and explaining the essence of experiences at the Mothers Unit. The study aims to enrich the limited body of research on working with mothers at risk and their children out of their homes, and to enhance professionals’ understanding of their experiences to encourage suitable treatmentt.

Child sexual abuse therapy centers in Israel:

Treatment centers for children victims of sexual abuse in Israel began operating in 2007 as a joint project of the  Rashi Foundation, the National Insurance Institute of Israel and the Ministry of Social Affairs and social services, aimed to provide free of charge services to victims and their parents. The current study is based on computerized reporting by therapists working in the center with the aim of analyzing  the characteristic of the sexual abuse experienced by the children , symptoms presented, therapy goals and treatment outcomes as perceived by therapists.

 

Publication list                                     

  1. PhD Dissertation

            Tener, D. Between me and them: Forgiving incest?! March, 2010, 277 pages,                                Hebrew, University of Haifa, supervised by Zvi Eisikovits &  Rachel Lev Wiesel

  1. Book Chapters

Tener, D., & Eisikovits, Z. (In preparation). Between me and them: Forgiving incest?! In A Weizman-Zrihan & Z Eisikovits (Eds.), Forgiveness consider and re-consider: Study in interpersonal transgress.

  1. Articles in Refereed Journals

   Published

Tener, D., Lev-Wiesel, R., Lang-Franco, N., & Ofir, S. (2010). Laughing through this pain: Medical clowning during examination of sexually abused children: An innovative approach. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(2), 128-140.

Tener, D., Lev-Wiesel, R., Lang-Franco, N., & Ofir, S. (2012). The use of  medical clowns as a buffer for psychological distress during anogenital examination of sexually abused children. Journal of loss & Trauma17(1), 12-22.

Tener, D., & Murphy, S. B. (2014). Adult Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse A Literature Review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1524838014537906.

Tener, D., Walsh, W., Jones, L. & Kelly Kinnish (In publication). “It all Depends on the Guy and the Girl":  A Qualitative Study of Youth Experiences with Statutory Victimization Relationships. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Estimated Publication date - 05 Nov 2014 (Online) 

 Tener, D., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (in publication). A typology of Offenders Who Use Online Communications to Commit Sex Crimes against Minors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.           

Submitted Publications

Tener, D., & Eisikovits, Z. (submitted for publication). Torn: Forgiveness amid social expectations among women who have experienced incest.

Papers in preparation

Eisikovits, Z, Tener, D., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (in preparation). "He is always   there": Women who have experienced incest and their relationship with the abuser in adulthood.

Tener, D, Ofir, S, Lang-Franco, N., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (in preparation). Seriously clowning: Medical clowning intervention during invasive examinations in children in hospital

Ofir, S, Tener, D, Lang-Franco, N., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (in preparation). The therapy beneath the fun: Medical clowning intervention during invasive procedures in children in hospital

Tener, D.,& Eisikovits, Z. (in preparation). Protecting the incest secret: Guardians and techniques.

Tener, D. (in preparation). Experiences in the Mothers Unit: Perceptions of mothers and professionals. 

Tener, D. (in preparation). Reviewing results in child sexual abuse therapy centers in Israel: The relationship between abuse characteristics type of symptoms presented, and treatment outcomes.

 

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Dr. Osnat Zamir

Lecturer
02-5881805
osnat.zamir@mail.huji.ac.il
Room 531

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Gewirtz, A. H., DeGarmo, D. S., & Zamir, O. (2017). After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools: One-year outcomes of an evidence-based parenting program for military families. Prevention Science. 1-11.

Zhang, N., Rudi, J., Zamir, O., & Gewirtz, A. (2017). Parent engagement in online mindfulness exercises within a parent training program for post-deployed military families. Mindfulness, 1-12.

Zamir, O.,  & Gewirtz, A. H., & Zhang, N. (2017). The interdependent associations of mindfulness and marital quality among military couples. Journal of Family Relations.

Gewirtz, A.H., DeGarmo, D., & Zamir, O. (2017). Testing a military family stress model. Family Process. 10.1111/famp.12282

 

Tangir, G., Dekel, R., Lavi, T., Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O. (2017). Children's adjustment in a climate of political violence: Comparing mother and child reports. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s1082

 

Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., Labella, M., DeGarmo, D. S., & Snyder, J. J. (2017). Experiential avoidance, communication, and marital quality in intimate relationships of military couples. Journal of Family Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X17698182

Tangir, G., Dekel, R., Lavi, T., Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O. (2016). The contribution of maternal dimensions and community type to children's adjustment in a continuous security threat. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Resech, Practice and Policy, 9, 122-129.

Snyder, J. J., Gewirtz, A. H., Schrepfermana, L. P., Girda, S. R., Quattlebauma, J., Pauldinea, M. R., Elisha, K., Zamir, O., & Hayesa, H. (2016).  Parent–child relationship quality and family transmission of parent posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and child externalizing and internalizing symptoms following fathers' exposure to combat trauma. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 947-969

Gewirtz, A. H., DeGarmo, D. S., & Zamir, O. (2016). Effects of a military parenting program on parental distress and suicidal ideation: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools. Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 46, 23-31

Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2016). Emotional regulation and revictimization in women’s intimate relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 147–162.  doi: 10.1177/0886260514555125

Davis, L., Hanson, S., Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2015). Associations of contextual risk and protective factors with fathers’ parenting practices in the post-deployment environment. Psychological Services, 12, 250-260. doi: 10.1037/ser0000038

Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2015). Emotional awareness and breaking the cycle of revictimization. Journal of Family Violence, 30, 675-684. doi:10.1007/s10896-015-9711-0

Gewirtz, A. H., & Zamir, O. (2014). The impact of parental deployment to war on children: The crucial role of parenting. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior (Vol. 46, pp. 89–112). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Press

Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2014). Psychological mindedness as a protective factor against revictimization in intimate relationships. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 849-859. doi:10.1002/jclp.22061

Melamed, Y., Zamir, O.,  Doron, A., Gelbard, Y., & Bleich .A. (2008). Decision making concerning guardianship: Who is the person that no longer has the capacity to make decisions regarding personal matters? Harefua, 147, 53-70. (Hebrew)

 

 

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Anat Zeira

Prof. Anat Zeira

Full Professor
02-5882187
Anat.Zeira@huji.ac.il
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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