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Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Dana Roth – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
Nuaf Zmiro – Manager of Family Counseling Line, Sindian Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
Families that have children with disabilities face numerous challenges. Arab families in Israel face unique challenges due to their status as a minority group with cultural traditions that differ from those of the predominantly Jewish population. This paper describes their family quality of life (FQOL) as they meet these challenges.
Lily Levinton – Deputy Director of Professional Services, Beit Issie Shapiro
Family-centered service is a model that recognizes the connection between the well-being of the family and the well-being of the child, and the considerable knowledge that parents have about their child’s capabilities, difficulties, and needs. Therefore, it focuses on developing the strengths and abilities of the child and the family as a whole. The article describes the basic assumptions and central principles of the model.
Shosh Kaminsky, M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro
Einat Noah, student of community work (under the guidance of the director of community work in school social work at Beit Issie Shapiro)
The siblings of children with disabilities come face to face with society’s prevailing stigmas regarding people with disabilities, the result of ignorance, and lack of information and knowledge. The stereotypes and social problems in accepting the other who is different mean that siblings have to cope with the challenges, difficulties, and complex emotional experiences.
The article describes an intervention program in the sibling’s social environment, aimed at empowering them and creating a change in attitudes towards people with difficulties among the children in their social environment.
Lea Stren – Social Worker, Beit Issie Shapiro
Pninit Leibowitz – Music Therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
This publication relates to programs for brothers and sisters of children with developmental disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy (CP), autism, intellectual disabilities, various syndromes, etc.
Liat Baram, Social Worker, MSW, Couples-Family therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
Grand parenting is often one of the most life-affirmative experiences in the life of an individual. The article describes Grandparents’ Groups for grandparents of children with developmental disabilities at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro.
Yitzhak Hirshberg – Director of Beit Issie Shapiro’s Family Therapy Center
The article describes the difficulties that parents of children with disabilities face during emergencies, and advises on how to best cope with these special difficulties.