Research Associate, Quality Assurance Team (Quality Group)
Quality in Social Services
Research associate, Quality Assurance Team, Quality Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Irit Aizik has worked at MJB since 2011. Her primary research areas are: learning from success, and poverty. In addition to her main work of documenting and extracting knowledge, she specializes in the impact of poverty on Israeli society. She is also a trained group leader and personal coach.
Irit holds a BA in sociology from York University, Canada and an MA in applied organizational sociology from University of Haifa,
She can be contacted at email@example.com or by telephone at 972-2-655-7378.
360° – The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk Learns from Success: Success Stories in the Bedouin Population
360° – The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk Learns from Success: Success Stories in the Arab Population
This document describes the structured, systematic process of identification, inquiry, and documentation of stories of professional success in the work of the National Program in the Arab population.
360° – The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk Learns from Success: Success Stories of Program Directors
This book presents insights into practices that led to the success and improved functioning of professionals, and to improvement in the situation of the program's target population – children and youth at risk.
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.
Trees Don’t Grow in Workbooks: Extracting Knowledge and Action Principles from the Educational School Gardens Program
The program is designed to create a green lung in schools and allow the students and teachers experiential, out-of-the-classroom learning.
Principles of Best-Practice, Culturally-Competent Work with Ethiopian-Israeli Maltreated Children, Using the Method of Learning from Success
This book marks a collaborative effort by the Haruv Institute, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB); and social workers and para-professionals from Ethiopian-Israeli community who work in Social Service Departments (SSDs). The goal of the book is to promote therapeutic work with Ethiopian-Israeli children suffering from abuse and neglect. The project was one of many efforts invested by Haruv to instill cultural competence in the area of child protection and development.
There is No Such Thing as a Small Success: Celebrating Success Stories in ALEH Centers
The network of Aleh centers provide a warm home and therapeutic and rehabilitation services for people with medium or severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Learning From Success Unit at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute documented ten success stories of Aleh staff.