Special-needs Children in the Bedouin Population of the Negev: Characteristics, Patterns of Service Use, and the Impact of Caring for the Children on the Mothers

By Denise Naon, Nurit Strosberg, Anat Ziv

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2008

The study presented in this report is a preliminary, unique, attempt to examine the status of Bedouin children and youth with special needs, to map their main needs and characteristics, and to contribute to the development of the services they need. It is part of a comprehensive study of all Bedouin children and youth to age 18 in recognized and unrecognized localities in the Negev, which was conducted by the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute in 2003-2005 in partnership with Prof. Alean Al-Krenawi of the Ben-Gurion University and with the assistance of SHATIL and the Council for Unrecognized Villages in the Negev. The comprehensive study was based on interviews with 1,020 Bedouin mothers about 1,314 children, 388 of whom have special needs.

Topic: Youth, Social Services, Children, Rural and Small Town, Bedouins, Disability and Special Needs

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Negev, Israel

Language: English

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Naon, Denise. Strosberg, Nurit. Ziv, Anat. Special-needs Children in the Bedouin Population of the Negev: Characteristics, Patterns of Service Use, and the Impact of Caring for the Children on the Mothers. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13526


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