Over the past two decades, Israel has made a dramatic effort to transform 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 Engelberg Center for Children and Youth has influenced the national agenda through studies of the needs of children and youth at risk, and the service system designed to address them.
Family Research Group Leader and Director of the Engelberg Center for Children and Youth
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
The goal of this formative evaluation was to study and describe the program’s unique work model and to examine the implementation and outcomes as perceived by the professionals and parties involved in the program.
The main goal of the study was to conduct an in-depth examination over time of implementation of the open adoption model and its principles of best practice in Israel, and to learn from the experience accumulated in recent years in the country’s “pioneering” first cases of open adoption.