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Residential Care of ChildrenComparative Perspectives$
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Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.001.0001

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Residential Care for Children “At Risk” in Israel

Residential Care for Children “At Risk” in Israel

Current Situation and Future Challenges

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(p.72) 5 Residential Care for Children “At Risk” in Israel
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Residential Care of Children
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TALAL DOLEV

dalia Ben RABI

TAMAR zemach-Marom

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the 10,573 children and youth and the care provided them in the Israeli residential system. Section 2 briefly relates some of the historical and social factors that have influenced the development of residential care in Israel and the role of residential care within the continuum of child welfare services. Section 3 describes the current situation of the residential care system in Israel and the children in care. Section 4 then elaborates on some recent developments and changes in the Israeli residential system. The chapter concludes by indicating some of the major challenges and developing trends.

Keywords:   child care, child welfare, child protection, Israeli residential system

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