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 review included a systematic review of the relevant international literature, academic papers, and gray literature (policy documents, evaluation studies, websites of service providers, and more) that explored various aspects of the services provided by the shelters and the experiences of the women and children in the shelters. The information was collected from June 2022 to December 2022.
The objectives of this review are to: Establish the theoretical basis for the Strengths Section in TAMI ; Optimize and update the Strengths Section in TAMI so it will be aligned with the most recent approaches regarding the measurement and evaluation of strengths among children and youth ; Promote the application of the strengths perspective in the program based on best practices identified.
The overarching objective of the study is to provide policymakers with information that would help optimize the work carried out in the child advocacy centers. The research questions are as follows: What are the challenges and best practice principles in operating the centers, as perceived by those involved in operating them? Are there any differences between the centers? Which? What are the implications of management of advocacy centers by a director employed by an NGO as opposed to those employed by the Ministry of Welfare? How did the COVID-19 period affect the centers’ work, and what conclusions have arisen with regard to operating the centers in times of emergency and crisis?
This review presents the unique situation of Arab youth to provide information that will help (1) develop services and tools to promote equal opportunities and optimal integration of Arab youth in the economy and society; and (2) reduce and prevent NEET among Arab youth. The objective is to establish a reference data set that will serve as a stable and reliable resource for a variety of organizations and officials, in order to plan for and discuss the needs of Arab youth in Israel, services currently available to them, and any gaps between the two. The review presents a broad range of data on various characteristics and aspects in the lives of young Arabs in Israel, and where possible, highlights differences and gaps between Arab and Jewish youth and between different groups within the Arab population