At-Risk Children, Youth and Young Adults

Senior Faculty

Prof. Yafit Sulimani-Aidan Prof. Einat Peled Prof. Carmit Katz
Prof. Evgeny Tartakovsky Prof. Guy Shilo Prof. Liat Hamama
Dr. Noga Tsur   Dr. Lior Birger


Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Nora Korin Langer Dr. Romain Jammal Abboud Dr. Cigal Knei-Paz
Dr. Rony Berger Dr. Rotem Schapira Dr. Michal Komem
MSW Nira Hirsh MSW Ayal Varshaviak Dr. Yael Loyal
Mr. Avi Saroff Ms. Shani Nardimon Ms. Nitzana Ben David

Recent Publications

Hamama, Liat, & Hamama-Raz, Yaira. "Meaning in Life, Self-Control, Positive and Negative Affect: Exploring Gender Differences among Adolescents." Youth & Society (2019).

Shilo, Guy, Pizmony-Levy, Oren, & Rogel, Avner. "Pride and the True Colors of the Holy Land: School Climate for LGBT Students in Israel.International Journal of Educational Development 70 (2019).

Tsur, Noga, Katz, Carmit, Kalbanov, Bella. "Peritraumatic Pain in Child Sexual Abuse: Children’s Descriptions of Pain as Conveyed in their Testimonies Following Child Sexual Abuse." Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2020).

Preis, Heidi, Shilo, Guy, & Peled, Einat. "Health behaviour change among commercially sexually exploited Israeli youth and young adults in a multi-module program." Health and Social Care in the Community 28 (2020). 

Peled, Einat, & Komem, Michal. "'A Girl’s Place is in the Home': Spatial Gendered Scripts in Narratives of Girls who Have Left or Been Pushed Out of Home." Child and Family Social Work 25 (2020). 

Tener, Dafna, & Katz, Carmit. "Space-Time, Offender, Others and Me: Towards a Conceptual Model of Child Sexual Abuse Based on Survivors’ Perspectives." Children and Youth Services Review 120 (2021).

Tener, Dafna, Marmor, Amitai, Katz, Carmit, Newman, Abbie, Silovsky, Jane F., Shields, Jennifer, & Taylor, Erin. "How Does Covid-19 Impact Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse? Comparison Analysis of Reports by Practitioners in Israel and the US." Child Abuse and Neglect 116 (2021).

Shilo, Guy, Peled, Einat, & Preis, Heidi. "Gender Differences among Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in Israel.Child Abuse Review 30 (2021). 

Sulimani-Aidan, Yafit. "Psychological Well-Being among At-Risk Young Adult Arabs in Israel." Health and Social Care in the Community (2021).  

Sulimani- Aidan, Yafit &  Melkman, Eran. "Future Orientation among At-Risk Youth in Israel." Health and social care in the community (2021).

Sulimani-Aidan, Yafit, & Tayri-Schwartz, Talia. "The Role of Natural Mentoring and Sense of Belonging in Enhancing Resilience among Youth in Care." Children and Youth Services Review 120 (2021).

Hamama, Liat, & Palmor Haspel, S. "Pediatric Acquired Disability: Child’s and parents’ adjustment." Journal of Child and Family Studies (2021).

Tsur, Noga, Katz, Carmit, & Kalbanov, Bella. "'I Don’t Have Fur to Protect Me': Children’s Experience of Pain as Communicated in Forensic Interviews Following Parental Physical Abuse." Children and Youth Services Review 120 (2021).

Tsur, Noga, Katz, Carmit, & Talmon, Anat. "The Shielding Effect of Not Responding: Peritraumatic Responses to Child Abuse and Their Links to Posttraumatic Symptomatology." Child Abuse & Neglect 121 (2021).

Tsur, Noga, & Katz, Carmit. "'And then Cinderella Was Lying in My Bed': Dissociation Display in Forensic Interviews with Children Following Intra Familial Child Sexual Abuse." Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2021).

Tener, Dafna, Sigad, Laura, I., Katz, Carmit, Shimron, Roni, Harel, Eyal, Greenblum, Noam, Shemesh, Mor, & Zooker Zabib, Yael. "'Maybe I Imagined It, Maybe It Really Was All Just Childish Play': Complexity and Ambiguity in Survivors' Perceptions of Harmful Preadolescent Sexual Behavior." Child Abuse and Neglect 123 (2022).

​Prior, AyeletPeled, Einat, & Shilo, Guy. "Help Seeking and Help Related Experiences of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth – A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis." Trauma, Violence & Abuse (accepted for publication).


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