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Attitudes change towards people with intellectual developmental disabilities - among Academic's students who study in courses provided by the Shalem Fund and among Training students at Shalem Fund's courses - in the year of 2017   Catalog # 196 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Maya Sabag, Noga chen  

This study was carried out by 'Michlol'- the Assessment and Measurement Unit of the Shalem Foundation
The following evaluation report present the findings of the change in attitudes toward people with intellectual developmental disabilities in relation to their quality of life among Academic students and Training students, before and after their participation in courses in the field of with Intellectual developmental disabilities


The courses that were held in the academic year 2017, were aimed at two different populations


One of them is courses for Academic's students who have taken place within academic frameworks- in order to provide this students background and knowledge about the world of the person with the intellectual developmental disabilitie, its abilities, needs and the solutions that exist today for this population


The second one is Training courses designed for staff members (training students) who work in frameworks designed for people with intellectual developmental disabilities- in order to provide to the professionals focused knowledge, in their field of employment, about the needs of people with intellectual developmental disabilities and the possible responses for this population


To read the full findings report in Hebrew press here


To view the summarizing presentation of results in Hebrew press here

 

Key Words
People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Caregivers and staff
Research, assessment and measurement
Attitudes and social perceptions
Shalem Fund study


 

 



Assessment study of Families coping with a Down Syndrome child participating in the "Me and My Mother" program   Catalog # 166 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Maya Sabag, Bosmat Hoch  

This study was carried out by 'Michlol'- the Assessment and Measurement Unit of the Shalem Foundation in cooperation with the Community Division of the Disability Administration, the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services and the Shalva Association
Out of the total number of children born in Israel every year, about 160 children (0.1% of all births) are born with Down syndrome. The Ministry of Labor, Social Welfare and Social Services sees great importance in the development of intervention programs for preschool children, and because of this, initiated a joint venture project with "Shalva" Association to run the "Me and My Mother" program for 40 children with Down's syndrome and their families in the Jerusalem District, starting from September 2017. For now, the program take place only in the Jerusalem District, and the purpose of the plan is to expand its activities nationwide
The purpose of this evaluation study is to learn about the contribution of the program both for the mother and to the other members of the household (husband, siblings, extended family) before making the decision to expand and assimilate the program within the framework of the ministry's services
Hence, the effort of this current evaluation focused on the contribution of the program to the family

Specifically, three main evaluation questions were asked


In which proportion occur a change among the mothers during the first year, in the emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects


What is the main sources of support of the mother, and where the place of the program "Me and My Mother" among them

How the mother, fathers and siblings see the contribution of the "Me and My Mother" program? What are the family's needs? And what need to improve at the program


In this study participated 23 mothers, 5 fathers and 6 sisters to toddlers with Down syndrome who take place in the "Me and My Mother" program. In light of the evaluation findings, which indicated a significant contribution of the program to the welfare of families, conclusions and recommendations were presented fully in the findings report


To read the executive summary in Hebrew press here

To read the full findings report in Hebrew press here

To view the summarizing presentation of results in Hebrew press here

 

Key Words

People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Toddlers
The family unit
Mothers
Shalem Fund study

 

 

 

 



Review information on self-advocacy and people with intellectual developmental disabilities in Israel and around the world   Catalog # 201 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Maya Sabag, Bosmat Hoch  

For the past six years, the Shalem Fund, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs has been engaged in the empowerment and visibility of people with intellectual developmental disabilities. Those, according to the Self Advocacy approach, for the aim of promoting their self-representation and to make their voices heard in the foreground
The information review presents the prevalent definition of self-advocacy for people with disabilities literature information about significant achievements of self-advocacy organizations in Israel and around the world, and self-advocacy programs in Israel and abroad, in an attempt to examine the implementation of the programs in various organizations and associations. However, the limitations of the method relating to the influence of external interests on the Group and the effect of enabling guiding wishes on the Group's decisions, are also presented

To read the full Information review in Hebrew press here

Key Words

People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Self-Advocacy
Shalem Fund Study



Mapping and characterizing the participants of the Shalem Fund courses in the years of 2014 to 2016   Catalog # 203 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Maya Sabag  

This study was carried out by 'Michlol'- the Assessment and Measurement Unit of the Shalem Foundation
This report presents a characteristics analysis and mapping of 1,411 participants who participated in 76 Shalem Foundation training courses between the years 2014 to 2016. The analyzes relate to 30 courses that take place in the year of 2014, 33 courses in 2015 and only 13 courses from the year 2016- which are 46% of the courses funded by Shalem Foundation in this year (this is the number of courses that were completed as of the time when decided to carry out this current mapping) Because of the reference to only a half of the courses transferred in the year 2016 this report presents the findings for the entire sample taken, and the separation by years presented in the chapter of appendices


The mapping focuses on two aspects


A    Characterization of participants - including demographic characteristics such as gender, sector and place of work in Israel, occupational data (role of the participants and type of framework in which the participants work)


B    Characterization of the courses - including characteristics such as the type of courses, the position holders for which the courses were intended, the breadth of their layout and the training bodies that transferred the.

To read the full report in Hebrew press here


To view the presentation that summarizes the main findings in Hebrew press here

 

Key Words

People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Organizational aspects of services
Caregivers and staff
Social workers
Research, assessment and measurement
Shalem Fund Study


 



The contribution of academic courses (2016) that given in cooperation with the Shalem Foundation to the changes in attitudes toward people with Intellectual Developmental Disability   Catalog # 197 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Maya Sabag, Bosmat Hoch  

This study was carried out by 'Michlol'- the Assessment and Measurement Unit of the Shalem Foundation
The Shalem Foundation, in cooperation with the Community Service (the unit of treatment for people with Intellectual Developmental Disability), initiates and supports courses in various fields aimed to providing future or present professionals, focused knowledge about the needs and possible solutions of people with Intellectual Developmental Disability, at their own field of professional
This assessment is intended to examine the effectiveness of the activity in this area, while focusing on the issue of changing attitudes regarding to the quality of life of people with Intellectual Developmental Disability, following participation in these courses
In addition, the assessment examines the quality of the courses in the eyes of the students and the factors that influence the most on the students in their framework

To read the full assessment report in Hebrew press here

To read the Executive Summary presentation in Hebrew press here

Key words

People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Research, assessment and measurement
Attitudes and social perceptions
Shalem Fund study

 



Findings of the pilot assessment "Look At Me" - A program aimed to increase appearance awareness of people with Intellectual Developmental Disability   Catalog # 187 | PhD. Adi Levi Vered, Maya Sabag, Bosmat Hoch  

 The field of self-cultivation and hygiene is a field that has not been brought up for discussion before, yet it is an intuitive issue that close to everyone
The pilot of the program "Look at Me" is an initial one in its field. the main focus of this program is to raise the awareness of appearance improvement of people with Intellectual Developmental Disability
The program operated in two parallel channels
One on a national steering committee that accompany the project and discuss the dress code for people in the age group 21+ staying in rehabilitation work factory
Second, workshops that were designed and brought for learning, to a sample of pre-selected rehabilitation work factories in Rehovot, Ashdod and Or Yehuda, by the coordinator of the program, Ruti Treves
The workshops were designed in accordance with three populations –the professional staff, people with intellectual development disabilities and families to people with intellectual development


To view the presentation that summarizes the main findings in Hebrew press here
To read the full report in Hebrew press here
To read the Executive summary in Hebrew press here
To learn more about the program and to watch a video that describes the program in Hebrew press here

 

 


Key Words

People with intellectual developmental disabilities
+Adults 21
Employment
Caregivers and staff
Policy and government
Attitudes and social perceptions
Shalem Fund Study