Website and Archive of
Professor Eliezer David Jaffe

Child & Family Welfare

ZAHAVI – THE ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS OF LARGE FAMILIES IN ISRAEL

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Zahavi Association of Large Families in Israel
  • Published on: July 28, 2004

Teen-age prostitution on the rise but welfare services lag behind

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Monday, August 5, 1974

A new era for adoptions

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: September 25, 1998

Trends in Residential and Community Care for Dependent Children and Youth in Israel: A Policy Perspective

Policy trends and their underlying ideologies are reviewed for Youth Aliyah, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Education and Culture. On the basis, the current status of research and evaluation, differential diagnosis and program assignment, and planning accountability are presented with recommendations for needed policy initiatives.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Child and Youth Services
  • Published on: 1986

The Impact of Experimental Services on Dependent Children Referred for Institutional Care

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Social Work Today
  • Published on: May, 1970

Fathers and Israeli Child Welfare Services: The forgotten Client?

There is a tendency to overlook the father as a client. The reasons for this are varied, ranging from the organization and demographic make-up of the social work profession to stereotypes about fathers and a lack of knowledge about ethnic groups.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: Fall, 1985

Substitutes for Family: On the Development of Institutional Care for Dependent Children in Israel

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: Winter,1967

Services to Prevent Institution Placement

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Early Development and Child Care
  • Published on: 1982

Recent Research on Juvenile Delinquency

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Indian Journal of Social Work
  • Published on: July, 1963

Foreign Adoptions in Israel: Private Paths to Parenthood

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Praeger : Intercountry Adoptions- A Multinational Perspective, (Altstein and Simon, eds.)
  • Published on: 1991

Correlates of Differential Placement Outcome for Dependent Children in Israel

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Social Service Review
  • Published on: 1967

Perceptions of Family Relationships by Noninstitutionalized and Institutionalized Dependent Children

This paper reports research findings obtained regarding family relationships for three groups of adolescents: institutionalized, dependent children; noninstitutionalized, dependent children who are candidates for placement in institutions; and children living with their parents. It also describes a relatively novel, nonverbal, research instrument, the Family Relations Test, used to obtain the data. The conclusion is drawn that one of the major tasks of child care institutions is to restore children’s self-esteem and confidence-yet it is far from certain as to whether these settings are capable of accomplishing this important task.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Child Psychology and Human Development
  • Published on: 1997

Long Term Placement of Dependent Children from the Client’s Point of View

This article presents data regarding the backgrounds and attitudes of 396 dependent children in Israel who had been living in boarding institutions for almost three years, and were at least 10 years old at the time of the research interview. Parents of the children were also interviewed, and background information regarding the family and its experience with placement was abstracted from welfare department records. This detailed information, collected nearly a decade ago, was then compared with several very recent Israeli studies of institutionalized dependent children and it was found that many problematic features of placement still persist. Among these are lack of long or short-term planning by welfare agencies, poor agency follow-up after placement, and little personal contact with either the child or his family. More older children were accepting placement than were younger children, and the majority of the parents did not contemplate the child’s return home, being quite satisfied with placement in the institution. The findings from this study should have direct implications for child welfare policy and practices.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Mental Health and Society
  • Published on: 1977

Lip Service For Large Families

Eliezer Jaffe discovers that politicians who mouth support for Jewish population growth apparently change their tune when it comes to enacting legislation to encourage large families.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: 1978

Large Families

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: December 13, 1978

From “Outsiders” to “Insiders”: Placement of Dependent Children in the Kibbutz

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Applied Social Studies
  • Published on: 1970

Foster Placement in Israel

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: International Child Welfare Review
  • Published on: May, 1969

Foreign Adoptions By Israelis

Official government policies regulating the adoption of children in Israel have been very conservative. The vast majority of Israeli couples approved for adoption have been forced to look outside of Israel for infant children to adopt primarily due to the lack of eligible infants in Israel. The laws concerning adoption, the current statistical data and prospects for future foreign adoptions are discussed.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jewish Social Work Forum
  • Published on: Fall, 1993

Family Anomie and Delinquency: Development of the Concept and Some Empirical Findings

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The British Journal of Criminology
  • Published on: Fall, 1993

Economic and Market Determinants in Israeli Adoption Practices

Perhaps of all the policy responses created by supply and demand factors in adoption work, one of the most controversial, or overlooked, concerns the definition of the the professional responsibility and services due to candidates for adoption who have been rejected and those who, having been approved, will have to wait years before they receive a child. To these categories we may now add a third category, those who are now ineligible to even apply. In a sense, the logistics of supply and demand in adoptions and the social policies formulated in response to this situation have resulted in the creation of a relatively large number of new clients for the social services.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: 1986

Delinquency Proneness And Family Anomie

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Journal of Criminal law, Criminology, and Police Science
  • Published on: June, 1963

Computers in Child Placement Planning

Although computer technology and the field of human services may seem antithetical to many, a number of professionals have explored the potential usefulness of computers in social work. This article describes a study in which computers were used to determine placements for dependent children and then compares these placements with plans determined by traditional case conference methods.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Social Work
  • Published on: September, 1979

Child Welfare Services in Israel

On the need to establish a non-profit professional social service for international adoptions in Israel and end the government monopoly over this field of child welfare.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jewish Child
  • Published on: Fall, 1989

Child Welfare: Effects of Institutionalization on Adolescent, Dependent Children

Relatively little research has been done on the effects of institution care on healthy adolescents, although this group comprises the bulk of institutionalized children. Findings are reported from a study in Israel of institutionalized adolescents compared with control groups of children awaiting such care, and of children in normal home circumstances.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Child Welfare
  • Published on: February, 1969

Child Welfare in Israel: An Overview of Institution Care, Foster Home Care and Adoption

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: 1978

Adoption In Israel

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jewish Journal of Sociology
  • Published on: December. 1970

Adoption parley focuses on results of new law

  • Author: Maia Ridberg
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: May 7, 2001

Transplanted Roots

The Jerusalem Post’s CHARLES HOFFMAN learns something about ‘what it’s really like to be adopted’.

  • Author: Charles Hoffman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: June 4, 1982

The Parent Trap

Thousands of couples trying to adopt babies abroad are finding cold cash the only answer to government foot-dragging.

  • Author: Esther Hecht
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: March 14, 1997

A Family Affair

The new International Adoption Law is set to end the government’s monopoly. But what will take its place?

  • Author: Allison Kaplan Sommer
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post Magazine
  • Published on: March 8, 1996

Orphans (with parents)

  • Author: Sondra Silverston
  • Publication: Newsview
  • Published on: January 3, 1984

New adoption law nears implementation

  • Author: Esther Hecht
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: March, 1997

Adoptive parents fear their child may be next

  • Author: Hilary Leila Kreiger
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: June 15, 2004

Child advocate warns of adoption black market

  • Author: Allyn Fisher-Ilan
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Adoption agency turns to High Court for recognition

  • Author: Esther Hecht
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: March 25, 1995

Legal int’l adoptions to begin next month

  • Author: Esther Hecht
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: December 21, 1997

Knesset passes adoption bill

  • Author: Staff of the Jerusalem Post
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: December 3, 1997

Israelis who want to adopt face some of toughest obstacles

  • Author: Larry Derfner
  • Publication: Jewish Bulletin
  • Published on: November 4, 1994

In The Name of the Child

Couples here who have been unable to adopt a child are increasingly turning to intercountry adoptions.

  • Author: Carl Schrag
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post Magazine
  • Published on: July 15, 1994

Expert lauds appeal in adoption case

  • Author: Charles Hoffman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: February 28, 1982

Dispute of disciplines

  • Author: Charles Hoffman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post Magazine
  • Published on: June 4, 1982

Childless In Israel

Every year, hundreds of couples go abroad to adopt

  • Author: Larry Derfner
  • Publication: Jewish Exponent
  • Published on: September 9, 1994

Caring for the custodians

Today, foster families have no legal status. The experts agree that legislation is needed to give them rights as well as obligations, writes Marcia Kretzmer

  • Author: Marcia Kretzmer
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: February 27, 1990

Call for gov’t to permit private adoptions

  • Author: Sasha Sadan
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: February 17, 1993

Babies who have more than two ‘parents’

Is the introduction of surrogate motherhood a medical and legal milestone or does it open a Pandora’s box of ethical questions? Allison Kaplan Sommer explores both sides of the issue

  • Author: Allison Kaplan Sommer
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: February 27, 1988

Verbal Inaccessibility in Young Adolescents Showing Delinquent Trends

  • Author: Professor Eliezer (Lester) D. Jaffe and Prof. Norman A. Polansky
  • Publication: Journal of Health and Human Behavior
  • Published on: Summer 1962