Research associate, Social Inclusion Team (Family Group)
Research associate, Social Inclusion Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dana Brender has worked at MJB since 2019. Her main research areas are programs for children and youth at risk. In addition, she specializes in addiction and trauma and, in recent years, was a practicing social worker in this field.
Dana holds a BA and MA in social work, in the area of trauma, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
Food Insecurity in Israel: Review of Characteristics, Interventions and Challenges
The objective of this work was to help construct a knowledge base on food insecurity in Israel to assess its scope and identify its characteristics and challenges based on a review of the current literature.
Abusive and Abused Men in Violent Domestic Partnerships: An International Review
The purpose of the review is to broaden policymakers’ and professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the accumulated experience of dealing with abusive and abused men in domestic partnerships in other countries. The review also aims to help the Committee develop policy and services in Israel.
The Grow Tunnels Project for Food Security
The study goal was to identify the key factors likely to contribute to the successful implementation of the project, as seen by both the families taking part in the project and the professional team involved in the implementation of the project.
Children, Youth and Young Adults
Promoting Safe Online Behavior among School Students: Literature Review and Extraction of Tacit Knowledge from School-Based Programs
The study goals were to identify factors that contribute to the success of school-based programs to promote safe online behavior and to recommend policy and program development.
Coping with the Impacts of COVID-19 on People Living in Ongoing Poverty: An International Review
Main topics The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially severe for individuals and families living in poverty. This is due to their greater exposure to the disease and its dangers, the setback to employment or work amid exposure and danger, additional new expenses, downsized public transportation, widening scholastic gaps, increasing dependence on bureaucracy and digital services, […]
Dealing with Violence against Women in Domestic Relationships during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Review
In March 2020, with the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel along with many other countries, issued directives and imposed compulsory restrictions on the public, including the order to remain at home and the closure of workplaces. This challenging situation exacerbated the plight of victims of domestic violence. Moreover, the number of victims was […]