HEBREW UNIVERSITY FACULTY PARTICIPANTS
Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at Herzog Hospital’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Pat-Horenczyk is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California in San Diego. Her current research topics focus on risk and protective factors for childhood PTSD, relational trauma, resilience and posttraumatic growth. Prof. Pat-Horenczyk can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danny Brom, Ph.D. is a an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare of Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as certified clinical psychologist. Prof. Brom is the Founding Director of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, and is also the initiator and former chairman of the Israel Trauma Coalition. Prof. Brom's focus is on the fields of education, community resilience, health and mental health care to increase the capacity of Israeli society to cope with the ongoing existential threat. His publications include the books "Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Revery" (Brom, Pat-Horenczyk & Ford, eds., 2009) and "Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives" (Pat-Horenczyk, Brom & Vogel, eds., 2014). Prof. Brom can be reached at email@example.com
Miriam Schiff, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Schiff is interested in the consequences of trauma on children’s mental health and substance use. She focuses on the long-term effects of community and political violence on children’s mental health, violent behavior, and substance use; substance abusing women: Trauma and other influences on their current mental health and illicit drug use; and the long-term effects of out-of-home placement on children. Dr. Schiff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research evolves around issues related to the welfare of children and youth. Dr. Khoury-Kassabri is especially interested in the area of children and youth at risk for becoming perpetrators and victims of violent and delinquent acts. Her research addresses both the factors underlying youth violence, and the ways to prevent victimization and perpetration and promote the welfare and rights of children. In addition, Dr. Khoury-Kassabri has done several studies exploring parental and children development and understanding of children’s rights. Dr. Khoury-Kassabri can be reached at email@example.com
Shalhevet Attar Schwartz, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Head of the BSW Program at the at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research and teaching focus on the well-being and welfare of children and youth. Prof. Attar Schwartz has published extensively on following issues: children's functioning and quality of life in out-of-home settings, youth violence, children's rights, intergenerational relationships and its contribution to child well-being, and children's outcomes in various family structures. Prof. Attar Schwartz can be reached at Shalhevet@mail.huji.ac.il
Muchammad Haj-Yahia, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Haj-Yahia is interested in wife abuse and battering; exposure of children, youth, and young adults to violence in their families of origin; exposure of children and youth to community violence; exposure of children and their parents to political violence; mental health consequences of child maltreatment; school violence; the socio-cultural and socio-political context of violence against women. Prof. Haj-Yahia can be reached at Muhammad.Hajfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Osnat Zamir, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Zamir is interested in protective factors against transmission of violent family relations across the life span (e.g., re-victimization, intergenerational continuity of abuse); protective mechanisms against transmission of psychopathology and violent behaviors among family members in the context of stress (e.g., crossover and spillover effects, secondary traumatization); and effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and prevention programs designed to facilitate family relationships and child’s adjustment in the context of traumatic stress. Dr. Zamir can be reached at email@example.com
RESEARCH GROUP COORDINATOR
Miri Frank was trained as a social worker at the Department of Social Work at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan. She completed her Masters in clinical social work at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After she completed her bachelor's degree she worked as a social worker of early childhood at the Share-Zdek hospital in Jerusalem and later, at a home of children in risk who wore taken out of their home by low. She is currently working as a social worker of early childhood at the Jerusalem city council and volunteers at the children in risk home as a play therapist.