Dr. Yoa Sorek
Team Leader, Senior Research Scholar
Children and Youth
Implementation of the Law for Promoting Family Dispute Resolutions in Israel – A National Evaluation Study
Achievements and Challenges of the Service System for at-Risk Children and their Families: Two Decades of MJB Research
Services and Interventions for the Preservation of the Family Unit and the Reunification of Children from Out-of-Home Placements with their Families
Recruiting Foster Families, Supporting Adolescents in Foster Care and Foster Care by Relatives
Foster Care Services in Israel: National Study
This study, conducted in 2011-12, examined the implementation of foster services from the perspectives of the implementing organizations and the foster families. It reviewed the trends and changes in foster care from 2000 to 2012.
Expanding Adoption Opportunities Case Studies: Open Adoption and Fost-Adoption
An extensive qualitative study of actual cases of two models: open adoption and fost-adoption
Operation Atzmaut (“Independence”) – A Comprehensive, System-Wide Program for Ethiopian-Israeli Families in Cultural Transition: Evaluation Study
Upon arrival in Israel, immigrants from Ethiopia have to face complex difficulties of adjustment, particularly due to the transition from a traditional, rural society to a modern, urban society. One of the important attempts to help with the complex process of integration is Operation Atzmaut.
Expanding Adoption Opportunities For Children At Risk
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute was asked to provide research to support the initiative to increase adoption opportunities for children at risk. This report presents the first stage of the study.
Child-Parent Centers: Mobile Regional Model – Evaluation Study
Child-Parent Centers (CPCs) address children aged 5-12 suffering from emotional/behavioral problems. Their goal is to improve the children's emotional, social and behavioral functioning, the child-parent relationship, and parental care.
Evaluation of a Pilot Project of Child Participation in Family Court Proceedings
The study followed the pilot program throughout its implementation as a basis for formulating regulations for all of the Family Courts and for the Religious Courts, which also deal with family issues.
Comprehensive Program for Preschool Children from the Caucasus and their Parents: Executive Summary
The goals of the evaluation were to examine how the comprehensive model was implemented, to examine implementation with regard to the organizational infrastructure, and to evaluate selected programs implemented through the comprehensive program.
Evaluation of Child-Parent Centers
The evaluation aimed to provide policymakers and service developers with information to improve implementation and as a basis for decisions on future expansion.
The Integration of Immigrants from the Caucasus: Needs, Policies and Future Challenges
This report reviews the integration of Kavkazi immigrants in the areas of employment and vocational training, community development, the family, formal and informal educational, social integration of youth, youth risk behaviors and army service.
Sorek, Y. (2019). Children of Divorce – partners or transparent? [Hebrew] Nekudat Mifgash (16), 24-27.
Sorek, Y., Szabo-Lael, R., & Ben Simon, B. (2018). Changes in Israeli Foster Care Services Following Partial Privatization: the Perspective of Professionals and Policymakers. Society & welfare, 38(1), 231-261.
Tener D, Sorek Y, Schwartz E, (2018): “I did not know there was another life”: Meanings of life in the out‐of‐home Mothers Unit reunification programme. Child & Family Social Work.
Sorek, Y., Nijim-Ektelat, F. & Segal, A. (2016). Open Adoption – advantages, difficulties and insights on the best practice. [Hebrew] Et HaSade, 17, 88-106
Morag, T., Sorek. Y., & Inbar, A. (2015). Children Participation in Israeli Family courts: An account of an ongoing learning process. in: Gal, T., & Faedi Duramy, B.: International perspectives and empirical findings on child Participation. From social Exclusion to child inclusive policies. Oxford University press.
Morag, T., Rivkin, D., & Sorek. Y. (2012). Child participation in the family courts-Lessons from the Israeli pilot project. International Journal of law, Policy and the family. Oxford University press.