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.
This study was initiated by the research team at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. Its goal was to provide the decision makers with an updated picture of the status of young adults in Israel (aged 18 to 44) in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, classified according to three key topics: health status and mental state; employment and economic status; and trust in the government agencies.
The goal of this study was to examine the implementation process of the Permanent and Nurturing Family pilot program, the work practices applied, and the outcomes of the program, and thus contribute to the continued development at MOLSA of policy and social work practice for young children at risk whose parents have difficulty raising them.
This formative evaluation study was conducted to help the heads of the pilot program adapt the Parental Coordination Program to Israeli families, to examine its implementation and outcomes, and to assist policymakers in deciding on program improvements and dissemination throughout the country.
The study had two main goals: a. To provide the Youth Probation Service and MOLSA with information on how the program was implemented within the organization and as an intervention with the participants b. To learn about the program’s benefit to the participants