ד"ר כרמית-לבנה כץ

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ד"ר כרמית-לבנה כץ

מידע כללי

ד"ר כרמית כץ היא מרצה בכירה בבית הספר לעבודה סוציאלית. תחום מומחיותה המרכזי הוא התעללות והזנחה של ילדים, ובין מגוון התחומים בהם היא עוסקת ניתן למצוא את מעורבותם של ילדים נפגעי התעללות במערכת המשפטית, הדינאמיקה המשפחתית במקרים של התעללות והזנחה ומניעת התעללות והזנחה.

לצד מחקריה, ד"ר כץ הקימה ומובילה את הפורום האינטרדיסציפלינרי "צדק לילדים בגיל הרך" אשר פועל למען קידום תהליך עשיית הצדק עבור ילדים נפגעי התעללות והזנחה בגיל הרך. בנוסף, ד"ר כץ מובילה את היוזמה "קהילות חזקות" אשר מיועדת למנוע התעללות והנחה של ילדים תוך יצירת שותפויות עם מחלקות רווחה, עם התושבים ותוך הטמעה של מודל הכשרה ייחודי בקרב סטודנטים לעבודה סוציאלית. כמו כן, ד"ר כץ מייעצת לאנשי פרקטיקה מתחומים שונים (משפט, אכיפת חוק, חינוך, רווחה ובריאות) וקובעי מדיניות בתחום מעורבותם של ילדים בתהליכי קבלת החלטות ותהליכים משפטיים הנוגעים להם. לצד כל אלה, ד"ר כץ היא חברה בפורום קמפ-חרוב, פורום אינטרדיסציפלינרי של חוקרים מובילים מרחבי העולם, אשר מקדמים את המחקר והפרקטיקה בתחום של ילדים נפגעי התעללות והזנחה בזירה הבינלאומית. 

קורות חיים

 

Short  C.V. 
 
Dr. Carmit Katz completed her PhD in 2007 and joined Cambridge University for a three-year appointment as research associate in Forensic and Applied Psychology.  Dr. Katz joined the Bob Shapell School of Social Work in 2011 and is currently a senior lecturer.  She is a Kemp-Haruv Fellow, part of an international group of leading scholars promoting future directions in the field of child maltreatment.

The goal of Dr. Katz’ research is to enhance the participation of children and families within intervention processes, decision-making and legal processes by developing and evaluating strategies that enhance children and family participation in these processes.  She develops protocols and consults for practitioners in disciplines such as welfare, education, health, law enforcement and law.  Dr. Katz also develops techniques to enhance forensic investigations with preschoolers and children from various cultural backgrounds such as ultra-orthodox and Israeli Arab children.  She leads the Strong Communities initiative in Israel, an international initiative for the prevention of child maltreatment.  Dr. Katz is highly committed to policy practice and is the founder and leader of the interdisciplinary group "Justice for Preschoolers".  

תחומי מחקר

Research areas:

-          Forensic investigations with preschoolers children alleged victims of maltreatment

-          The dissemination and evaluation of Strong Communities Initiative

-          The dynamic of families in cases of maltreatment

 

Teaching areas:

-          Child maltreatment

-          Children involvement within processes of decision making and the legal system

-          Intervention with children, parents and families

-          Community based child protection 

פרסומים

Articles

 

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

 

Katz, C., & Hershkowitz, I. (2010). The effect of drawing on the richness of accounts provided by alleged victims of child sexual abuse. Child Maltreatment, 15 (2), 171-179.

   

La Rooy, D., Katz, C., Malloy, L.C., & Lamb, M.E. (2010). Do we need to update our policy on repeated interviews? Journal of Policy, Psychology and the Law, 16 (4), 373-392.

 

Hershkowitz, I., Lamb, M.E., Orbach, Y., Katz, C., Howrowitz, D. (2012). The quality of forensic statements obtained from preschoolers during investigative interviews. Child Development, 83 (2), 611-622.

 

Katz, C., Hershkowitz, I., Malloy, L.C., Lamb, M.E. Atabakia, A., Spindler, S. (2012). Non-verbal behavior of children who disclose or do not disclose child abuse in investigative interviews. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36 (1), 12-20.

 

Katz, C., & Hershkowitz, I. (2012).  The effect of multipart prompts on children’s testimonies in sexual abuse investigations. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36 (11- 12), 753- 759.

 

     *Katz, C., & Hershkowitz, I. (2013). Repeated Interviews with Children Who

Are the Alleged Victims of Sexual Abuse. Research on Social Work Practice, 23 (2), 210-218.

 

Katz, C., & Hamama, L. (2013). Draw me everything that happened to you:

     Exploring children's drawings of sexual abuse. Children and Youth Services Review, 35 (5), 877-882.

 

Katz, C. (2013). The narratives of abused children who have survived

attempted filicide. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37 (10), 762-770.

 

      Katz, C. (2013).  Internet-related child sexual abuse: What children tell us in

their testimonies. Children and youth services review, 35 (9), 1536-1542.

 

Katz, C. (2013). Stand by me: the effect of emotional support on children`s

           testimonies. British Journal of Social Work, 1-14.

 

Katz, C., & Barnetz, Z. (2014). The behaviors patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38, 1033-1040.

 

Katz, C., Barnetz, Z., & Hershkowitz, I. (2014). The effect of drawing on children's experiences of investigations following alleged child abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38 (5), 858-867.

 

Hershkowitz, I., Lamb, M.E., Katz, C., & Malloy, L.C. (2014). Does enhanced rapport building alter the dynamics of investigative interviews with suspected victims of intra familial abuse? Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

 

Katz, C., & Barnetz, Z. (2014). "Love covereth all transgressions": Children`s experiences with physical abuse as portrayed in their narratives during forensic investigations. Children and Youth Services Review, 43, 1-7.

 

Katz, C. (2014). "Please believe me; I am the biggest liar that exists": Characterizing children`s recantations during forensic investigations. Children and Youth Services Review.43, 160-166.

 

Katz, C. (2014). The dead end of domestic violence: spotlight on children`s narratives during forensic investigation following domestic homicide. Child Abuse and Neglect. (ranked 4 out of 41 in Social Work Journals, Q1, impact factor: 2.47)

 

 

Hershkowitz, I., Lamb, M.E., & Katz, C. (in press). Allegation rates in forensic child abuse investigations: Comparing the Revised and Standard NICHD Protocols. Journal of Psychology, Public policy and the Law.

Malloy, L.C., Katz, C., Lamb, M.E., & Mugno, A. (in press). Children’s Requests for Clarification in Investigative Interviews about Suspected Sexual Abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

 

 

Katz, C., & Barnetz, Z. (in press). The suspect`s manipulation process as portrayed by children. Psychology of Violence.

 

 

Katz, C. & Hamama, L. (in press). From my own brother in my own home:

The experiences and perceptions of children alleged victims of sibling incest. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.         

 

McLeigh, J., Katz, C., Davidson-Arad, B., Ben Arieh, A. & Melton, G. (in press). The Cultural Adaptation of a Community-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Initiative. Family processes.

 

Katz, C., Barnetz, Z., & Paddon, M. (in press). Children`s display of emotions during investigative interviews. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

 

 

 

*This paper was acknowledged by the APA (American Psychology Association) as one of the ten best articles in the Psychology of Violence that were published in 2012.

 

 

Chapters in Books

 

 

Malloy, L.C., Lamb, M.E., & Katz, C. Children and the law: Examples of applied developmental psychology in action (2010). In Marc H. Bornstein and Michael E. Lamb (Eds.), Developmental science: An advanced textbook (p. 645-686; Sixth edition).  NewYork: Taylor and Francis.

 

Stewart, H. Katz, C., & La-Rooy, D. (2011). Training forensic interviewers. In M.E.Lamb, D.La Rooy., L.C.Malloy., & C.Katz. (Eds.), Children’s Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice (p. 199-216; second edition).Wiley Publications

 

 

Katz, C. (2015). The investigation of victims and witnesses in Israel. In D. Walsh, G. Oxburgh, A. Redlich, & T Myklebust (Eds.), Contemporary developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation: An International perspective. London: Routledge Press.

 

Katz, C. (2015). The investigation of suspects in Israel. In D. Walsh, G. Oxburgh, A. Redlich, & T Myklebust (Eds.), Contemporary developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation: An International perspective. London: Routledge Press.

 

     Edited Books

 

Lamb, M.E., La Rooy, D., Malloy, L.C., & Katz, C., (2011). Children’s      Testimony:  A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice     (second edition).Wiley Publications.  

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