Research Associate, Outcomes Thinking Team (Quality in Social Services Research Group)
Children, Youth and Young Adults
The Strengths Perspective: From Theory to Practice
The objectives of this review are to: Establish the theoretical basis for the Strengths Section in TAMI ; Optimize and update the Strengths Section in TAMI so it will be aligned with the most recent approaches regarding the measurement and evaluation of strengths among children and youth ; Promote the application of the strengths perspective in the program based on best practices identified.
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.
Rehabilitation and Mobility Devices: Unexercised Eligibility
The goals of this study were: to characterize the non-exercising population; to examine the reasons for unexercised eligibility for rehabilitation and mobility devices; and to evaluate the eligibility approval process for rehabilitation and mobility devices.
Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Crisis Stage II: Unique Groups and Follow-Up Analyses
The objectives of this research were: 1. Conduct in-depth analyses of the domestic violence phenomenon among specific population groups: Arabs, new immigrants, LGBTQs, and people with disabilities 2. Conduct advanced statistical analysis for an in-depth examination of the correlations between various types of domestic violence and their risk factors.
Utilization of Mental Health Services by Persons with Severe Mental Illness Five Years After the Mental Health Reform: A Consumer Survey
The objectives of the stuy were to examine changes in PSMI's utilization of MH services, including community-based MH care, psychiatric rehabilitation ('rehabilitation basket' services) and psychiatric hospitalization, as well as of general healthcare services, five years after the reform went into effect. The study also examined the aspects in which the reform achieved its goals and the aspects in which the concerns that were raised regarding its implementation materialized, as perceived by PSMI.
Creating a Future: School-to-Work Transition Program for Students with Disabilities – Evaluation Study
The study addressed the implementation of the program, examined its operation, and evaluated its impact in the short and long terms. The goal of the study was to evaluate the program and assist with its continued development.