Research Associate, Outcomes Team (Quality in Social Services Group)
Research associate, Outcomes Team, Quality in Social Services Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Anna Resnikovski-Kuras has worked at MJB since 2017. Her primary research areas are: services and responses for children and youth at risk, out-of-home placement, prevention of violence, particularly domestic violence, and training programs for senior ministry and government officials. Apart from her main work of evaluating various programs for diverse populations, she is a specialist in environmental studies and sustainability, and its impact on Israeli society.
Anna holds a BA in international relations and communications and media from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in public policy from Tel Aviv University.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7475.
Centers for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence: Program Pilot Evaluation Findings
The goals of the research were : 1. Help the National Program management develop tools to enable (1) Ongoing follow-up on characteristics, needs, previous interventions and strengths of the Program clients; (2) Monitoring of the Program’s outputs and goal attainment; (3) Gathering of preliminary information about the Program clients. 2. Conduct an evaluation pilot to assess the degree to which the tools developed serve their purpose, prior to their implementation for ongoing evaluation.
The Police Social Worker Program: Pilot Evaluation Findings
The objective of the research was to: Help the National Program staff in developing tools that would enable ongoing monitoring of (a) the characteristics, needs, previous interventions, and strengths and resources of the clients in the PSW Program; and (b) the PSW Program’s outputs and outcomes. These in turn will be entered into a computerized system for continuous measurements of other short-term programs under the National Program. Conduct a measurement pilot to evaluate the adequacy of the tools developed for continuous measurement, prior to their implementation.
Children and Youth
Boarding-School Counselors for at-Risk Children in Israel – Situation Report and Strategies to Cope with the Challenges of their Work
The goal of the study was to collect up-to-date, systematic data on the work of the counselors and the work patterns of the boarding school directors and professional staff with the counselors.
Children and Youth
Preparing Ethiopian-Israeli Youth for Military Service
The goal of this research is to identify programmatic directions and recommend policy to improve the preparation of Ethiopian Israelis for military service, and thereby lead to improved quality of their service.
Resnikovski-Kuras, A., & Gerasimenko, A. (2020). Identifying best-practice strategies for managing residential caregivers working with children at risk. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 11(4.2), 96-114. doi.org/10.18357/ijcyfs114.2202019990
Gerasimenko, A., & Resnikovski-Kuras, A. (2019). Attitudes of residential care facility directors towards the need for professional accreditation and licensing of caregivers. Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond, 6(2), 174-184.