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 RinatNa@jdc.org.il or by telephone at 972-2-655-7471.
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.
The Professional Status of Social Workers: International Review
The current report is a review of the milestones in the development of social work as a profession in Israel. It examines the status of social workers from an international perspective, comparing selected aspects including legal status and institutional governance; the establishment of professional agencies and the granting of authority; professional certification including training; conditions of employment – recruitment, positions, terms of employment, and remuneration; the social worker's image in the eyes of the public and clients; violence and safety.
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.