Over the past two decades, Israel has made great efforts to improve the service system for children and youth at risk, with emphases on community-based services, systematic data-based planning, and inter-ministerial and inter-agency collaboration.
Throughout this period, MJB’s Children’s Team has influenced the national agenda through studies of the needs of children and youth at risk, and the service system designed to address them.
In 2021, the Children's Team will continue to assist policymakers and service developers in addressing the increased risk situations for children resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic by undertaking international reviews describing what is being done in other countries, providing consultation to government ministries, participating in round table discussions and providing ad-hoc rapid response services such as surveys and focus groups.
The objectives of the research were: 1. To obtain in-depth information about the residents' experiences in the Authority's facilities (both locked and open) 2. To examine the readiness of graduates for life in the community and the challenges they face upon leaving the facilities 3. To examine the perceived contribution of the Authority's facilities to the graduate's readiness to integrate into life in the community
This review was written to provide stakeholders with an up-to-date status report, in real time, on children and youth during the war and the risks they face in all aspects of their lives. Apart from children who were directly exposed to the war or have been evacuated from their homes, the focus of the document is on the effects on all children and youth in Israel, whatever their proximity to the events.
This literature review addresses the importance of operating the welfare-education after-school programs, as part of strengthening the resilience of elementary school children at-risk and protecting their well-being in times of emergency.