Dalia Ben Rabi
Senior Research Scholar
Children and Youth
MENTA – Support Program for Technical and Practical Engineering Students: Evaluation Study
Creating Community Resilience to Improve the Well-being of Children and Youth in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in Israel
Evaluation of the Better Together Program.
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.
Attendance Officers in Israel – Analysis of Data from a Decade of Work with School Dropouts and Disengaged (Administrative Files 2005-2015)
The study is part of a joint initiative to structure the profession of attendance officer (AO) and strengthen the AOs' work.
Achievements and Challenges of the Service System for at-Risk Children and their Families: Two Decades of MJB Research
National Plan for Expanding Access of Arab, Druze and Circassian Students to Higher Education in Israel: Interim Report on the Support of Students as of the End of the 2015-16 School Year
Early Childhood Centers, Inter-Ministerial Model Developed by 360° – The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk: Evaluation Study
The Impact of In-Service Training on Educators Working with Ultra-Orthodox Schoolgirls at Risk
Improving the Absorption of Ethiopian Israelis – Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services: Findings and Insights from the Follow-Up of Activities among Families and Young Adults
Infants and Toddlers in Israel: Needs of Children and Parents, Services and Policy
The first three years of life are a crucial period in child development. Ashalim's Professional Committee on Early Childhood turned to the MJB to obtain a broad current picture of the situation in the field. The goals of the study were to provide a better factual basis for developing possible guidelines for an inter-ministerial policy and intervention programs.
The Ethiopian National Project – Scholastic Assistance Program: Follow-Up Study of the Scholastic Achievements in 2012/13 and Evaluation of the Socio-Emotional Support Program in 2014/2015
The National Plan for Expanding Access to Higher Education for Arabs, Druze and Circassians: Preliminary Findings from the Evaluation
This preliminary report evaluates the first stage implementation of the access plan for higher education of Arabs, Druze and Circassians. This report is a part of a more extensive study evaluating the implementation and outcomes of the plan. The plan is implemented by the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education.
Evaluating the Impact of the Ethiopian National Project’s Scholastic Assistance Program on High School Academic Performance in 2012
Implications of the Towards the Community Policy: Changes in Community Services and Integration of Children and Youth Returning from Out-of-Home Care, 2005-2011
In September 2004, the Service for Children and Youth at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services (MOSAS) began implementing its Towards the Community policy, in order to reduce risk among children and youth. The report presents an analysis of the data accumulated from 2005-2011 in the ongoing follow-up system, which was developed with the assistance of MJB.
Mapping of Methods to Advance Low-Achieving Students in an Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Network of Schools
Second National Study of Elementary and Junior High School Practices to Advance Low-Achieving Students (2012)
Ethiopian National Project: Youth Centers – Third Evaluation Study, 2012
The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) was established in 2004 with the goal of enabling Ethiopian-Israeli youth to fulfill their potential and to increase their chances of social mobility and future integration into the employment market.
Evaluation of the PACT and PACT+ Projects to Promote Ethiopian-Israeli Children and their Parents: Summary Final Report
Ethiopian National Project: Evaluation of the Impact of the Scholastic Assistance Program on Achievements, 2008-2010
The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) focuses on Ethiopian-Israeli students in junior high and high schools (grades 7-12) and is designed to improve their achievements and reduce the gap between them and non-Ethiopian students.
Child-Parent Centers: Mobile Regional Model – Evaluation Study
Child-Parent Centers (CPCs) address children aged 5-12 suffering from emotional/behavioral problems. Their goal is to improve the children's emotional, social and behavioral functioning, the child-parent relationship, and parental care.
Ethiopian National Project: Scholastic Assistance Program – Evaluation Study
The ENP scholastic assistance program is provided to Ethiopian-Israeli students in junior high and high schools (grades 7 to 12) and is designed to improve their scholastic achievements, with a special emphasis on matriculation exams.
After-School Educational Programs: Goals, Work Practices and Best Practice Indicators
Reviews "best practice" to support decision-making on priorities for the further development of after-school educational programs.
Ethiopian National Project: Scholastic Assistance Program 2009 – Main Findings from the Third Evaluation Report about Program Impacts
The ENP been accompanied by an extensive ongoing evaluation since its inception. In this report, we focus on a number of major indicators of the academic impacts of the scholastic assistance program.
Bedouin Children in the Negev: Characteristics, Needs and Patterns of Service Use
The study of Bedouin children examines their situation, needs, characteristics and preferences regarding services. The survey is the most comprehensive study that has been conducted to date.
Child Protection Officers: Roles, Work Methods, and Challenges
This study was the first to examine in depth the work of Child protection officers (CPOs) in Israel, and the division of roles between CPOs and other social workers in the social service departments.
Assessment of Ashalim’s First Decade: Activities, Accomplishments, and Future Challenges
This publication assesses the first decade of Ashalim, a partnership between JDC-Israel, the government of Israel, and the UJA-Federation of New York, addressing the needs of children and youth at risk.
Community-based and Day Residential Facilities: Intervention Strategies and the Status of the Children and Their Parents
The evaluation study examined three main areas: the preparations for establishing the residential facilities; the residential facilities' intervention strategies with parents and children; and how the stay at the residential facilities affects the children and their parents.
Young Children from the Foreign Worker Community in Tel Aviv-Yafo: Living Conditions, Needs, and Directions for Action
The aim of the study was to ascertain the living conditions, needs, and patterns of service use of children of foreign workers newborn to age five in Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Former Miftanim Students: A Follow-up Study
The study, which is one of the few follow-up studies of youth at risk conducted in Israel, examines the perceptions of former Miftanim students of the time they spent at Miftanim; their achievements at Miftanim; their subsequent integration into and achievements in school, employment, and the army; their well being and their satisfaction with their social status.