Research Associate, Disabilities Team (Family Group)
Research associate, Disabilities Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Rinat Namer Furstenberg has worked at MJB since 2016. Her primary research areas are: services and responses for children and youth at risk, intervention-planning and outcome-measurement systems, and the employment of excluded populations in the high-tech industry. She is also a consultant to NGOs and other civil society organizations on the adoption of logic models and outcome thinking.
Rinat holds a BA in psychology and biology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an MA in rehabilitative neuropsychology from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
Children with Disabilities in Israel: A National Study
The objective of the research was to estimate the proportion of children with disabilities in Israel, based on a national representative sample, and provide updated information about their disability types and their sociodemographic characteristics, such as gender, age and population group.
Supported Decision-Making: Applied Aspects, Supervision, and Defining Optimal Support – International Review
The goals of this review were to survey how SDM is applied in the countries surveyed and in selected pilot programs around the world; to examine the various mechanisms of safeguards and supervision or inspection of SDM arrangements; To define optimal support for decision-making.
An Intervention-Planning and Outcome-Measurement System in the Service for Youth and Young Adults: Concept Development and Insights from the Experience – Stage II
Citing suggestion: Arazi, T., & Kahan-Strawczynski, R. (2018). Integrating Bedouin into Higher Education – An Evaluation of the Gateway to Academia Pilot at Sapir College. RR-788-18. Myers-JDC Brookdale Institute. (Hebrew)
Maidenbaum, S., Levy-Tzedek, S., Chebat, D. R., Namer-Furstenberg, R., & Amedi, A. (2014). The effect of extended sensory range via the EyeCane sensory substitution device on the characteristics of visionless virtual navigation. Multisensory Research, 27(5-6), 379-397.