Research Scholar, Disabilities Team, (Family Group)
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Research Scholar, Disabilities Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dr. Rotem Nagar Eidelman has worked at MJB since 2021. Her primary research areas are: cultural accessibility, non-formal education, modeling and characterization of keys to success, and evaluation of social and educational programs. As part of her primary engagement in applied research, Rotem specializes in data accessibility and in strategic guidance of data-based decision-making processes.
Rotem holds a BA in Communication and Sociology, an MA in Conflict Resolution Studies and Sociology, and a PhD in Communication, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,.
Dr. Rotem Nagar Eidelman can be contacted by email at [email protected]
Personal Assistance Services for Independent Living in the Community
The objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive review of community based personal assistance services for people with disabilities in Israel and in select countries around the world. The study aimed to address the following topics: characterizing the types of personal assistants and their responsibilities in the areas of life they address; operational models, training and professional mentoring; and supervision and quality assurance mechanisms.
Characteristics and Needs of Informal Caregivers of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Israel
The Objectives of this study were: 1. Characterize the population of primary informal caregivers – those whose care is intensive and ongoing and are the main target audience for developing services, as opposed to secondary informal caregivers. 2. Examine the unique characteristics of primary informal caregivers who care for people with disabilities, as opposed to those who care for older adults. 3. Understand the relationship between caring for a person who needs care due to illness or disability and the primary informal caregiver’s situation in a variety of life areas, including education, employment, financial status, emotional states, support networks, etc. This, by presenting a life area status report for main informal caregivers caring for people with disabilities, as opposed to those caring for older adults and those not providing care to another person.
People With Disabilities in Israel: Selected Statistical Data 2022
The goal of this presentation is to present an up-to-date picture of people with disabilities in Israel: the rate of disability; the severity of disability among various age groups; and the situation of people with disabilities compared with that of people without disabilities in various spheres of life, e.g., education, employment, economic status, personal resilience, and community resilience. The presentation also includes up-to-date selected statistical data on people with disabilities classified by population segment and gender.
Community-Based Social Services for People With Disabilities: An International Review
The goal of this review is to inform the Disabilities Administration about the community-based social services available in various countries for people with disabilities aged 18 and over in six areas: (1) personal assistance and support; (2) promotion of independence in activities of daily living (ADL) and in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs); (3) leisure activities; (4) assistive technology; (5) sexuality, couple relations, and parenting; (6) services for informal caregivers. The review presents information conducive to decision-making on the development and improvement of community-based social services for people with disabilities in Israel.
People With Disabilities in the Digital Era: Selected Statistical Data 2021
The goal of this study is to provide policy makers, professionals, researchers, activists, the media, and the public at large with information on the digital literacy of people with disabilities in Israel and their use of digital technologies, compared with people without disabilities.
People With Disabilities in Israel: Selected Statistical Data 2021
The goal of this presentation is to present an up-to-date picture of people with disabilities in Israel: the rate of disability; the severity of disability among various age groups; and the status of people with disabilities compared with that of people without disabilities in various spheres of life, e.g., education, employment, economic status, personal resilience, and community resilience. The presentation also presents up-to-date selected statistical data on people with disabilities classified by population segment and gender.
Legislation for the Provision of Social Services for People with Disabilities: An International Review
The goal of this review is to inform the Disabilities Administration about legislation models governing the provision of social services to people with disabilities in various countries around the world, which may be applied to the various target populations served by the Disabilities Administration, and which include the diverse social services provided by the Disabilities Administration: housing services, personal assistance services, recreational services, health care support services, and more.
Nagar, R. & Maoz, I. (2017). The hostile suffering effect: Mediated encounters with suffering of opponents, recognition and moral concern in protracted asymmetrical conflicts. International Journal of Communication, 11, 1-22.
Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Hanitzsch, T., & Nagar, R. (2015). Beyond peace journalism: Reclassifying conflict narratives in the Israeli news media. Journal of Peace Research, 53(2), 151 – 165.
Nagar, R. & Maoz, I. (2015). Predicting Jewish-Israeli recognition of Palestinian pain and suffering. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61(2), 372-397.
Nagar, R. & Maoz, I. (2014). (Non)Acknowledgment of rights as a barrier to conflict resolution: Predicting Jewish-Israeli attitudes towards the Palestinian demand to national self-determination. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide, 7(3), 150-164.
Nagar, R. & Shamir, J. (2013). Symbolic and concrete aspects in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Peace and Conflict Studies, 20(2), 211-223.