Children and Youth
Achievements and Challenges of the Service System for at-Risk Children and their Families: Two Decades of MJB Research
Growing Up in the Middle East: The Daily Lives and Well-Being of Israeli and Palestinian Youth
Mapping of Methods to Advance Low-Achieving Students in an Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Network of Schools
Second National Study of Elementary and Junior High School Practices to Advance Low-Achieving Students (2012)
The Supportive Educational Environment in Elementary Schools – Building Teacher Capacity for Work with At-Risk Students
The Supportive Educational Environment (SEE) is a program designed to promote low-achievers and children at risk in elementary and junior high schools.
Evaluation of the Family Literacy Initiative of the UJA-Federation of New York
Initiative to develop and implement effective literacy promotion models among children from birth to age 3
Work with Families by Social Services: Outcomes, Intervention Strategies and the Role of Social Workers – A Review of the Literature
This review examined the professional literature on working with families in different countries.
National Study of Primary and Junior High School Practices to Advance Low-Achieving Students: Final Report
This survey maps the array of activities for low achievers at primary and junior high schools in Israel.
The Ethiopian National Project: Program for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 2008 — Evaluation Study
This report focuses on a program which was developed especially for Ethiopian-Israeli youth and their parents, aimed at preventing the use of alcohol and drugs and associated negative behaviors.
The Ethiopian National Project: Youth Centers 2008 – Second Evaluation Report
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute conducted an evaluation of 14 centers that had been in operation for over a year.
The University Program to Promote Accessibility to Higher Education in the Negev: Evaluation of the Program in the 2006/2007 Academic Year – Follow-up Study
The Accessibility Program was designed to improve the patterns of social mobility among young people in the south by increasing their chances of admission to the most sought-after academic departments.
Canadian Federations Emergency Campaign – Trauma Relief, Youth at Risk Programs and Canadian Federations-UIAC Involvement in Sderot (Report from Year One, 2007-8)
This report provides a richer understanding of the impact of the Emergency Campaign and the programs supported by it. The report presents three case studies of trauma relief and youth-at-risk programs. It also presents the model used by the Canadian Federations in developing a new relationship with the city of Sderot.
Assessment of Ashalim’s First Decade: Activities, Accomplishments, and Future Challenges
This publication assesses the first decade of Ashalim, a partnership between JDC-Israel, the government of Israel, and the UJA-Federation of New York, addressing the needs of children and youth at risk.
Opportunities for NGO Involvement in the Education of Disadvantaged Children and Youth in Israel: Future Directions for Youth Renewal Fund
Youth Renewal Fund commissioned the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to conduct a study, that would serve as a basis for their strategic planning process, designed to focus on their optimal role in the changing reality of the Israeli educational system.
The Ethiopian National Project: An Evaluation Study of the SPACE Program – Scholastic Assistance, Youth Centers 2005/6–2006/7: Executive Summary
The SPACE (School Performance and Community Empowerment) program was established in 2004, in order to provide a solution for the needs of the Ethiopian-Israeli community.
Youth in Tamra: Identification of Needs as the Basis for Service Planning
The project for identifying the needs of youth in Tamra arose from an initiative by municipal system heads in Tamra who were seeking a way to improve services for local youth.
Identifying the Needs of Druze Youth – Executive Summary
Following concern of policymakers and professionals for Druze youth in recent years, the head of Druze education at the Ministry of Education and the Institute conducted a survey of Druze students at all the Druze secondary schools in Israel.
Utilizing Research to Promote Opportunities for Arab Children and Youth in Israel
This volume presents the proceedings of a national conference on "Utilizing Research to Promote Opportunities for Arab Children and Youth in Israel."
The Needs of Youth in Nazareth Executive Summary and Recommendations
The project was the fruit of an initiative of the heads of the Nazareth Municipality, who sought to improve services for youth in the city. The JDC-Brookdale Institute responded to a request from the Nazareth Municipality to help compile data on youth that could be used in planning municipal services.
Sustainability of an Educational Intervention Program “The New Educational Environment”
This report summarizes the findings of a study of the extent of sustainability of the program two years after JDC-Israel, the external agency responsible for implementing the program in its initial stages, completed its role.