Prof. Carmit Katz

School of Social Work
מנהלת בי"ס לעב סוציאלית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Carmit Katz
Phone: 03-6406366
Office: School of Social Work

General Information

Professor Carmit Katz is a faculty member at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University and the research director at Haruv Institute. .

Prof. Katz specializes in child maltreatment. Her research and operations within the field revolve around four main axes: The first is direct discourse with abused children; the second is promotion and development of services and interventions for children affected by domestic trauma; the third is the study of family dynamics in abuse cases; the fourth is abuse prevention.

 She believes that the prevention of maltreatment and neglect is a moral obligation of utmost importance and that professionals from all disciplines must strive to discourse with the children themselves in relation to their life contexts. Those beliefs are at the basis of her entire work.

She is also the founder of The Israeli Public Committee for Policy Change on Child Sexual Abuse and the International Group of Scholars Protecting Children from Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. ISPCAN has recognized the group as a leading group in children’s safety during a global pandemic.

Prof. Katz is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Child Maltreatment, published by Springer

 

Research

Dr Katz current projects:

  • Forensic investigations with preschoolers children- in collaboration with Professor Karen Saywitz, School of Medicine, UCLA, USA and Professor Lori Camparo, Department of Development Psychology, Whittier College, USA and with the Service of Child Forensic Investigations in Israel.
  • Forensic investigations with children from various cultural backgrounds with the Service of Child Forensic Investigations in Israel.
  • Strong Communities- community based child maltreatment prevention- with Professor Gary Melton, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver; Dr Jill McLeigh, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver.
  • Family Dynamic in child maltreatment with Child Advocacy Centers in Israel.

List of Publications

Awards

2017, 2019  Rector's Award for Excellence in Teaching 

2017   Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel- Awarded for researcher outstanding contribution to policy practice and social change in Israel.  

2016  Tel Aviv University, Israel, Awarded for Inspiring Scientist and extraordinary contribution to the society.

2017  Awarded to "Club 100": 100 best senior lecturers at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2016  Awarded to "Club 100": 100 best senior lecturers at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2015  Awarded to "Club 100": 100 best senior lecturers at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2014  Awarded to "Club 100": 100 best senior lecturers at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2013  Awarded to "Club 100": 100 best senior lecturers at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2012  Rector's award for excellence in teaching, Tel-Aviv University

2012 Awarded to "Club 100": 100 best senior lecturers at Tel-Aviv University, Israel

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