Research Scholar, Quality Assurance Team (Quality Group)
Quality in Social Services
Research scholar, Quality Assurance (QA) Team, Quality Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Ellen Milstein has worked at MJB since 2007. Her primary research area focuses on the evaluation of training programs, particularly programs to develop Jewish leadership worldwide. In addition, she has specialized in studies of people with disabilities, sudden loss, and bereavement.
Ellen holds a BA in sociology and education from Bar-Ilan University and an MA in anthropology and sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She can be contacted at email@example.com or by telephone at 972-2-655-7539.
Children with ADHD – Identification and Diagnosis Follow-Up Study
This report summarizes a two-stage study on children with ADHD, which examined a variety of topics, including predictors of the disorder, the benefits of early detection, the accessibility and availability of diagnostic services, and treatment.
The Kaplan Leadership Initiative – Evaluation Report: First Cohort 2018-2019
The evaluation aims to examine the implementation and organization of the program, and the extent to which it achieves its main objectives.
Pilot for Supervision of Legal Guardians for Personal Affairs: Summary Report
The main goal of the pilot was to help the Office of the Administrator General (public guardian) at the Ministry of Justice design a system to supervise guardians in regard to personal matters so as to identify situations in which guardians are not performing their duties adequately.
Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for Parents with Disabilities in the Haredi Community
The current study sought mainly to examine the changes to be made in the original program (for the general population) to adapt it to the characteristics and special needs of the haredi population.
External Publication: Prevalence of ADHD among 7-9-Year-Old Children in Israel: A Comparison between Jewish and Arab Populations
The goal of this study is to assesse the prevalence of ADHD among a cohort of early school age children in the Jewish and Arab populations.
Development of an Effective Model of Supported Housing in the Community for People with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
Israel Unlimited Program at the Adler Institute to Support Parents with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
Survey of People with Disabilities (Ages 18 – 40) in the Jewish Communities of Minsk and Babruysk, Belarus: Executive Summary
MJB surveyed young adults with disabilities served by the Hesed Center in Minsk and Babruysk. The survey was commissioned by JDC with the support of the Ruderman Family Foundation. The goal was to describe the situation of the Hesed clients with disabilities and to identify their major needs, in order for JDC to form a basis on which to plan appropriate services.
Survey of People with Disabilities (Ages 18 – 40) in the Jewish Community of Kharkov: Executive Summary
MJB surveyed young adults with disabilities served by the Hesed Center in Kharkov. The survey was commissioned by JDC with the support of the Ruderman Family Foundation. The goal was to describe the situation of the Hesed clients with disabilities and to identify their major needs, in order for JDC to form a basis on which to plan appropriate services.
Survey of People with Disabilities (Ages 18 – 40) in the Jewish Communities of Minsk and Babruysk, Belarus
Preschool Children with Special Needs in Immigrant Families: Barriers to Service Utilization and Proposed Solutions
Conducted due to concern that children with special needs whose parents immigrated to Israel were not getting the services they need to the same extent and with the same efficiency as similar children of non-immigrant Israelis, this study focuses on children with special needs, from birth to age 6 – a critical stage for identifying special needs and starting treatment.
Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in Elementary School
The goal of the study was to follow up on the implementation of the Inclusion Law and identify difficulties and successes.
Mapping of Support Centers for Families of Special Needs Children
The comprehensive mapping identified the relevant government-run and municipal initiatives, and initiatives operated by voluntary organizations. It also identified emerging models that offer a more comprehensive, multi-disability approach.
Ornoy, A., Ovadia, M., Rivkin, D., Milshtein, E., & Barlev, L. (2016). Prevalence of ADHD among 7-9-year-old children in Israel. A comparison between Jewish and Arab populations. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 53(2), 3-9.
Loeff, Y., Rivkin, D., & Milshtein, E. (2013). Children of new immigrants with special needs: Barriers to diagnosis and treatment with suggestions for better services. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 6(4), 493.
Mizrahi, I., Kaplan, G., Milshtein, E., Reshef, B. P., & Baruch, G. B. (2008). Coping simultaneously with 2 stressors: Immigrants with ovarian cancer. Cancer Nursing, 31(2), 126-133.