Prof. Asher Ben-Arieh

Dean of the School
Full Professor
Room 418

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Academic Profile: 

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

Research Interests:

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

Abstracts of Current Research :

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

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

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

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

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

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



Recent Publications:


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

Refereed articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Chapters and articles in books:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Academic editing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Prof. Ruth Landau

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Academic Profile: 

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


Research Interests:

Beginning of life and end of life issues

Child wellbeing

Third party assisted conception

Loss and bereavement

Ethics in social work


Research ethics


Research Projects:

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

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


Recent Publications:

Books edited:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ruth Landau's site at the Research and Development Authority


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Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt

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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:


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
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. Gail Auslander

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Academic Profile:

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


Research Interests:

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


 Research Projects:

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

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

Mood disturbances among hospitalized patients.

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

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


Abstracts of Current Research :

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


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


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

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


Recent Publications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Uri Aviram

Prof. Uri Aviram

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Academic Profile:

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

Research Interests:

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

Social work education and career patterns of social workers.

Research Projects:

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

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

The mental health Rehabilitation Reform in Israel

Israel mental health (insurance) reform (2015)

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

Abstracts of Current Research:

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

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

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

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

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

Recent Publications:

Lightman, E. and Aviram, U. (2000). Too much too late: The Advocacy Act in Ontario. Law and Policy22:25-48.

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

Ajzenstads, M., Aviram, U., Kalian, M. Kanter, A. (2001). Involuntary outpatient commitment in Israel: Treatment or control. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry24, 637-657.

Aviram, U. (2001). Social integration of chronically mentally ill persons: An old problem in a new context. Social Security61, 42-61 (Hebrew).

Shera, W. Aviram, U., Healy, B., Ramon, S. (2002). Mental health system reform. Social Work in Health Care35, 547-575.

AviramU.(2002). The changing role of the social worker in the mental health system. Social Work in Health Care35, 615-632.

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

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

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

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

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

Aviram, U., Guy, D., Sykes, I. (2006). A missed opportunity in mental health reform in Israel (1995-1997). Social Security71, 53-83 (Hebrew).

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

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

Aviram, U. (2007). Stumbling reform of mental health services in Israel: Factors hindering the transformation of the locus of services to the community. Society and Welfare27, 127-155 (Hebrew).

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

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

Aviram, U. (2010). Promises and pitfalls on the road to a mental health reform in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry3. 171-194.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aviram, U. (In press).The reform of rehabilitation in the community of persons with psychiatric disabilities: Lessons from the Israeli experience. Community Mental Health Journal


Uri Aviram's page at the Research and Development Authority site

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