Dr. Chaya Schwartz

Dr. Chaya Schwartz
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Bar-Ilan University, Sociology and anthropology



Bar-Ilan University, School of Social Work


Post-Graduate Diploma

Bar-Ilan University, Criminology



Bar-Ilan University, School of Social Work



Additional Information 

Special Duties in the University and in the school of social work

2011 to date: Director of the Rehabilitative Employment Clubs for IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) Disabled Veterans

2009 to date: The Head of the University Ethics Committee (UEC)

2009 to date: The Head of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

2005 to date: Appointed as Coordinator of the School’s Committee for Self- Evaluation - Quality Assessment of Social  Work and Human Service Programs (Council for Higher Education).

2007-2012: Head of the school of social work, Bar-ilan University

2004-2007: Chair of the M.A program.

2004-2007: Member of the curriculum evaluation committee in the Social Sciences Faculty.

2002-2005: Member of the advisory committee to the Director of the School

1995-2003: Coordinator of the research methods curriculum in the B.A and M.A programs.                        

1995-1999: Chair of the B.A program

1994-1999: Member of the advisory committee to Director of the School


Professional Functions:

2002-2005: Member of the budget allocations’ committee in Matan (an organization that supports voluntary organizations’ programs). Advisor to the committee for projects and programs to budget in the fields of health and rehabilitation services. 

2001-2005: Reviewer of manuscripts in the journals: Society and Welfare, and Social Security.

1992-2003: Member of the board of the Israeli Scientific Association of Mental Retardation.


1. Quality of life and community integration of people with disabilities (developmental, physical, and mental illness) and chronic diseases.

2. Families with a member with a disability or a chronic disease: Patterns of coping and adjustment.

3. Perception of caregiving among primary caregivers, and its implications.

4. Empowerment of activists in the community.