Research Associate, Outcomes Team (Quality in Social Services Team)
Research Associate, Outcomes Team (Quality in Social Services Group), the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Yael Sabag has worked at MJB since 2020. Her main research areas are: child abuse and neglect, social rights take-up, planning and measurement in the social services, and the services offered to children and youth at risk.
Yael has worked for several years as a social worker in the departments of social services, taking care of children at risk and their families.
Yael holds a BA in Social Work from the University of Haifa and an MA in Social Work from Tel Aviv University. Her Master’s thesis deals with the exercising of social rights in the social services in Israel.
Yael can be contacted at [email protected]
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.
Domestic Violence Prevention and Response: Mapping of Needs, Barriers, and Challenges as a Basis for Improving Existing Services and Developing New Technological Solutions: Focus Groups Findings – 2021
The goal of the data collection project was to map the needs, barriers, and challenges in the various systems dealing with domestic violence at the various stages of the cycle of violence. The mapping was designed to serve as a basis for improving existing services and developing new technological solutions for preventing risk and emergency situations, increasing public awareness of such situations, and providing an optimal response to the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
Centers for the Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence: Program Pilot Evaluation Findings
The goals of the research were : 1. Help the National Program management develop tools to enable (1) Ongoing follow-up on characteristics, needs, previous interventions and strengths of the Program clients; (2) Monitoring of the Program’s outputs and goal attainment; (3) Gathering of preliminary information about the Program clients. 2. Conduct an evaluation pilot to assess the degree to which the tools developed serve their purpose, prior to their implementation for ongoing evaluation.
Take-Up of Social Rights and Social Services for Citizens – Structuring a Concept and Working Principles
This report reviews theoretical and research aspects of the non-take-up of rights, as well as aspects that may help MOLSA to formulate policy that is in keeping with current trends in this area, such as taking up rights by digital means and the incorporation of volunteers in centers for the take-up of rights.