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Interdisciplinary School for Society and Community |
◾ Social Work B.S.W
Social change requires professional knowledge

Faculty and Staff

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    Ilana Duvdevany

    Prof. Ilana Duvdevany

    Department Chair

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    Hila Efrati

    Hila Efrati

    Department Secretary

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    Ravit Alfandari

    Dr. Ravit Alfandari
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

    Dr. Ravit Alfandari is a qualified social worker with solid experience in direct service delivery, programmes development and conducting research related to vulnerable children and families. She conducted her PhD studies at the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and held post-doctoral position at the University of Haifa. Her empirical investigation focuses on the fundamentals of social work practice, decision-making and risk assessment. A core principle of her scholarly work is to develop actions, as much as, knowledge and to facilitate effective social programming and policymaking. She lectured at LSE and Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Today, she lectures at Ariel University and a research fellow at the Centre for Research and Study of the Family at the University of Haifa.

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    Neveen Ali-Saleh Darawsha

    Dr. Neveen Ali-Saleh Darawsha
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

    Neveen Ali-Saleh Darawshy- PhD
     
    Neveen Ali Saleh Darawshy earned her Bachelor’s (B.A.) and Master’s (M.S.W.) degrees in social work with specialization in children and organization and management at Haifa University. 
    Neveen had a PhD in social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The PhD sresearch focused on exposure to community violence (ECV), particularly the rates of exposure, and the protective and risk factors that moderate and mediate the relationship between ECV and its consequences among parents and adolescents.
    Dr. Ali-Saleh Darawshy finished her post-doctoral training at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family Social Science (2018-2020), under the supervision of Professor Abigail Gewirtz, who also directs the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health/ITR.
     
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     Emma Averbuch

    Dr. Emma Averbuch

    Lecturer
    Lecturer

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    Orna Bar

    Dr. Orna Bar
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

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    Orit Bershtling

    Dr. Orit Bershtling
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

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    Gitit Broid

    Gitit Broid
    (M.S.W.)

    Lecturer

    Mrs. Gitit Broid is a Ph.D student at Ben-Gurion University. Her research deals with immigration, multiculturalism and specifically, parental experience during cultural transition, and the changes in values, believes and practices of parents from the Bukharan community.

    Gitit Broid is a social worker and a psychotherapist, who works in a mental haelth clinic, and in a private clinic, a group psychotherapist and a supervisor. Previously she worked with adolescents, Holocaust survivors, 'second generation', and bereaved parents. She is an active partner in the 'DEMO' project, which deals with developing modernized curricula of immigrants and multicultural studies, in academic institutions in Israel, in collaboration with academic institutions in Europe.

    She was a lecturer at the department of Social Work at Ben Gurion University and Beit Berl College.

     

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    Yaelle Chouraqui- Elfassi

    Dr. Yaelle Chouraqui- Elfassi
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer

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    Ahinoam Ehrenfreund-Hager

    Dr. Ahinoam Ehrenfreund-Hager
    (Ph.D.)

    Lecturer