Quality in Social Services
Talia has a rich and varied experience in program evaluation and research here at MJB. Over the years, she has led the Institute’s work with policy and programs for children and youth at risk, out of home care for children at risk, and promoting quality of services with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, and Social Services.
A native of San Francisco who moved to Israel when she was 6, Talia continues to have strong ties to Jewish communities around the world. She has participated in professional collaborations with Jewish Care, the largest social welfare organizations in the UK. As well, she worked in resource development for the UJA-Federation of New York.
Talia holds a BA and MA in Psychology from Bar-Ilan University. She is currently studying for her PhD in Gender Studies at Bar-Ilan.
Implications of the Towards the Community Policy: Changes in Community Services and Integration of Children and Youth Returning from Out-of-Home Care, 2005-2011
In September 2004, the Service for Children and Youth at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services (MOSAS) began implementing its Towards the Community policy, in order to reduce risk among children and youth. The report presents an analysis of the data accumulated from 2005-2011 in the ongoing follow-up system, which was developed with the assistance of MJB. [full report]
At-Risk Children and Youth: Results of the Identification and Mapping Conducted by the National Program for Children and Youth at Risk
The report describes the extent and needs of the children and youth identified in the National Program localities, including demographic characteristics, risk situations and measures of the complexity of their problems. [full report]
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. [full report]
Community-based and Day Residential Facilities: Intervention Strategies and the Status of the Children and Their Parents
The evaluation study examined three main areas: the preparations for establishing the residential facilities; the residential facilities' intervention strategies with parents and children; and how the stay at the residential facilities affects the children and their parents. [full report]
Young Children from the Foreign Worker Community in Tel Aviv-Yafo: Living Conditions, Needs, and Directions for Action
The aim of the study was to ascertain the living conditions, needs, and patterns of service use of children of foreign workers newborn to age five in Tel Aviv-Yafo. [full report]