Brachi Ben Simon
Children and Youth
Integration of Young Ethiopian Israelis into Higher Education: Contributing Factors and Barriers
The goal of this project was to learn how Ethiopian-Israeli students perceive successful integration into academic studies.
Developing a National Index of Child Maltreatment in Israel
In May 2015 the MeHalev Initiative was launched under the auspices of the Haruv Institute. It was designed to promote activities for the prevention and reduction of child maltreatment in Israel. As part of the Initiative, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute was asked to develop an inclusive national index to measure the extent of the problem. In this report, we present the process of developing the index, the guiding principles, and the recommendation for implementation.
Youth Employment Programs: Lessons from the Literature and from Meitar-Susan’s House
Services and Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults at High Risk: An Integrative Analysis of Studies on the Work of the Division of Correctional Services at the Ministry of Social Affairs
Foster Care Services in Israel: National Study
This study, conducted in 2011-12, examined the implementation of foster services from the perspectives of the implementing organizations and the foster families. It reviewed the trends and changes in foster care from 2000 to 2012.
The Characteristics and Needs of Youth in Youth Rehabilitation Service Programs
The study, which was conducted in 2011-2012, examined the needs and characteristics of the youth and the interventions carried out. It also examined the contributions the frameworks made to the adolescents from the staff members' perspective.
Evaluation of the Family Literacy Initiative of the UJA-Federation of New York
Initiative to develop and implement effective literacy promotion models among children from birth to age 3
Turning Point: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Preparation for Work among Youth at Risk – Evaluation Study
Turning Point (Nekudat Mifneh) brings together five programs treating youth at risk, addressing their problems in the transition to work. The study compared the working principles of the initiative against the principles emerging from the literature on programs of transition to work for youth at risk.
Sorek, Y., Szabo-Lael, R., & Ben Simon, B. (2018). Changes in Israeli Foster Care Services Following Partial Privatization: the Perspective of Professionals and Policymakers. [Hebrew] Society & welfare, 38(1), 231-261.