2015 marked the third year of a 3-day international workshop bringing together PhD. students and experts on child victims of maltreatment from Israel and abroad.
14 doctoral students from USA, Ireland, Croatia, South Korea and Israel participated in the Workshop.
This unique framework generates the development of social networks which promote international discourse among young researchers studying issues related to children at risk. Workshop sessions were facilitated by leading international researchers on children at risk and child victims of abuse and neglect. These included: Professor Ilan Katz (Social Policy Research Center, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia), Professor Jill Corbin (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio), and Professor Sabina Andresen (Frankfurt University, Germany), along with Israeli experts: Professor Asher Ben- Arieh, Director of the Haruv Institute and faculty member at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University; Professor Anat Zeira, Director of the Haruv Institute’s Research and Evaluation Department and faculty member at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University; Professor Ariel Knafo, of the Hebrew University Department of Developmental Psychology; Dr. Dafna Tener, of Hebrew University’s School of Social Work; and Dr. Carmit Katz, of Tel Aviv University’s School of Social Work.
International experts presented their research, and a panel discussion focused on issues related to publication of research findings in leading professional journals. The professional and social relationships that developed during the workshop will serve as a basis for assisting young researchers throughout the world in advancing the Haruv Institute’s vision of becoming a leading international center for research on child victims of abuse and neglect.