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NCJ Number: 49958 Find in a Library
Title: SERVICE FOR GIRLS IN DISTRESS - ISRAEL
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Israel Ministry of Social Welfare
Israel
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Israel Ministry of Social Welfare
Jerusalem, Israel
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Israel
Annotation: THE SERVICE FOR GIRLS IN DISTRESS HELPS ISRAELI WOMEN COPE WITH THE PROBLEMS THAT THEY FACE IN ATTEMPTING TO CARRY OUT THEIR ACCEPTED FUNCTIONS IN ISRAELI SOCIETY.
Abstract: THE CARE PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE FOR GIRLS IN DISTRESS IS DESIGNED TO EFFECT CHANGES IN THE BEHAVIOR AND NEGATIVE SELF-IMAGE OF YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE IN A VARIETY OF TROUBLED SOCIAL SITUATIONS (E.G., PREDELINQUENT GIRLS, VAGRANTS, PROSTITUTES). THE PROGRAM TRIES TO ESTABLISH PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE WOMEN AND THEIR STAFF WORKERS WHILE PROVIDING THE NECESSARY MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTENTION IN A STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT. TEMPORARY REFUGES OR SHELTERS ARE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO TRANSFER TO A MORE PERMANENT REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR VAGRANT AND ABANDONED GIRLS WHO ARE NOT BEING SERVED BY ANY OTHER AGENCY. YOUNG WOMEN WITH SERIOUS PROBLEMS MAY BE ASSIGNED TO TOTAL CARE INSTITUTIONS; THOSE WHO REQUIRE LESS DIRECT CARE BUT STILL COULD BENEFIT FROM SUPERVISION MAY LIVE IN COMMUNITY HOSTELS. ADOLESCENT GIRLS ARE SERVED IN THEIR COMMUNITIES BY ORGANIZED CLUBS OR GROUP HOMES WHICH DIRECT THE USE OF THE TEENAGERS' LEISURE TIME AND PROVIDE A GROUP SITUATION FOR COUNSELING AND SOCIALIZATION. (TWK)
Index Term(s): Crisis shelters; Females; Halfway houses; Israel; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Rehabilitation
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