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.
Hadas Shapira has worked at MJB since 2019. Her main research areas are legal representation for minors, programs for children and youth at risk, and programs for the prevention of domestic violence. In recent years, she has addressed the provision of assistance to disadvantaged populations, particularly populations living in poverty.
Hadas holds a BA in English literature, and in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and an MA in Public Policy, in the program of excellence, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also studied at Complutense University in Madrid as part of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus student exchange program.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7495.
Youth Protection Authority Residential Care Facilities: Summary of T-0 Measurement
The Division of Research, Planning and Training at the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs and the Authority contacted the Outcomes Team at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, to develop a computerized system for the Authority in order to design the intervention plan and to measure its outcomes on an ongoing basis, based on the principles of the outcome-oriented thinking. This report addresses the first stage of the process, including: mapping the characteristics, needs, and strengths of the individuals in the Authority’s facilities, and assessing the suitability of the questionnaire developed for ongoing use.
Detection and Treatment of Domestic Violence Victims in Health Systems: An International Review
This review is the first stage in a broad research project designed to assess and regulate the committees’ work. It is designed to examine policy and practices in health systems in Israel and worldwide, to answer the following questions: (1) What are the best health system practices for locating and treating domestic violence victims? (2) What mechanisms are in place in other countries to detect and treat domestic violence victims?
Centers for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence: Findings for t-0 and t-1 and insights derived from them
The National Program made the following requests to the Outcomes Team at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute: To assist the National Program in developing tools to accomplish the following: (a) Evaluation and intervention planning for the centers’ clients; monitoring of the Program’s outputs (activities and strategies included in the Program); and measuring the achievement of goals; (b) monitoring of the characteristics, needs, strengths and previous interventions of the centers’ clients. The tools will serve as the foundation for building a computerized system to be used by the social workers in the field in order to plan interventions, document the course of treatment and measure the outcomes of other long-term programs that operate within the framework of the National Program. In addition, the tools will assist the headquarters staff in deciding on policy and work methods. To carry out a pilot measurement study to determine the extent to which the tools indeed achieve their goals, prior to their being put into regular use as measurement tools, as well as gathering preliminary information on the clients’ characteristics, needs, previous interventions, and strengths and the degree to which results were achieved.
The Social Worker at the Police Station (the Police Social Worker): Measurement of the Program Organizational Outcomes
The goals of this study were: (1) to examine to what extent the Police Social Worker Program achieved the desired outcomes at the organizational level and to what extent organizational practices conducive to the ongoing work of the police social workers were applied – this, by developing a tool for organizational outcomes measurement; (2) to conduct a pilot to examine whether the developed tool served its end, prior to its use as an ongoing outcomes measurement tool.
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.