The Quality in Social Services Group at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute plays a key role in developing infrastructures for Israel's public and social service sectors. It develops the tools and processes for regulation and quality assurance, and works to routinize outcome thinking in the social sphere. The work is intended to improve planning, policymaking processes and accountability, and to support learning and outcome measurement processes.
In addition, the Group uses a customized methodology to identify, document and study organizational successes in order to promote ongoing learning.
The Group is also a leader in developing the theoretical and practical foundations for evaluating the collective impact of cross-sectoral initiatives designed to solve complex social problems.
For this review, we examined how social service and healthcare inspection organizations have been conducting oversight during the pandemic, employing risk management methodology. We relied on the information and guidelines published by these organizations on their official websites as well as the correspondence and personal contacts that we formed with representatives of several inspection organizations.
The goals of the study were to examine the contribution of spiritual care to bereaved families and to monitor the program’s assimilation at the help centers.
The current report is a review of the milestones in the development of social work as a profession in Israel. It examines the status of social workers from an international perspective, comparing selected aspects including legal status and institutional governance; the establishment of professional agencies and the granting of authority; professional certification including training; conditions of employment – recruitment, positions, terms of employment, and remuneration; the social worker's image in the eyes of the public and clients; violence and safety.
The various restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have limited interpersonal relations in terms of physical meetings and posed unique difficulties and challenges for the government and the authorities, among other things, in the provision and inspection of social services. After a protracted period of crisis, the government and authorities will face the […]