Dr. Neveen Ali-Saleh Darawshy

Fields of Interest

Community violence, Family violence, Parenting and siblings, Mental Health & Policy, Arab Society 


    Higher Education

    Neveen Ali Saleh Darawshy earned her Bachelor’s (B.A.) and Master’s (M.S.W.) degrees in social work with specialization in children and organization and management at Haifa University, School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences.

    Neveen had a PhD in social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare. The PhD Dissertation title: Exposure of Arab Parents and their Children to Community Violence and its Effects: Examining Protective and Risk Factors as Moderator and Mediator Factors. Under the supervision of Professor Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia.

    Dr. Ali-Saleh Darawshy finished her post-doctoral training at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Family and Social Science & Institute of Child Development (2018-2020), under the supervision of Professor Abigail Gewirtz, who also directs the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health/ITR.

    Research Experience

    Examining exposure to community and family violence among Palestinian Israeli family, dyads parents and their adolescents. 

    Main researcher on research titled: “Mental health service use by    

    women victims of intimate partner violence following mental health reform in Israel” & “Accessibility and availability of mental health services in the local Arab community following the mental health reform: attitudes, barriers and facilitators for utilizationFaculty of Public Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.              

    Professional Training

    2019   Participation in Foundations and Applications of R (FAR): Tidying, Visualizing, Modeling workshop, College of Education & Human development, Research Methodology Consulting Center, University of Minnesota.

    2019     Participation in workshop in the topic: Teaching with impact, by the Israeli Institute, New-York.

    2011    Handling and treating trauma in Arab society, Israel Trauma Coalition.

    2010      Applying the 12 steps program and treating domestic violence.

    2006      Coping with domestic violence, Ministry of Social Affairs & Social Services.

    2005      Biological and physiological aspects of sexuality - IFPA, Social and psychological aspects of sexuality.

    2004      Education on sexuality for social workers. Israel Family Planning Association.

    2003      Diagnosis and primary intervention of drug abuse. Ministry of Social Affairs & Social Services.

    2002      Women leadership to promote women's health. Israel Association for Community Centers.

    2002    The role of women in Israel and abroad. University of Haifa.

    2001      Women in the community. Givat Haviva.

    Clinical and Professional Experience

    2020   Member bord at the Ad’aar Association- Forum of professionals to oppose the murder of women. 

    2012-2014   Social worker, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hadassah Hospital, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem.

    2003-2005 Social work coordinator, Enosh Recreation Center for the Mentally Impaired, Iksal.

    2006-2007   Group facilitator, Children for Peace Child Israel, Musmus.

    2002-2001 Women’s activity coordinator, Yafia Community Center, Yafia.

    2002-2012 Social work coordinator, Unit for Prevention and Treatment for Families Exposed to Domestic Violence, Bureau for Social Services, Iksal.

    Teaching Experiencing

    2020-2021 Senior lecturer at Hadassah Academic Collage Jerusalem, Department of social work, Teaching 4 courses: 1. Primary intervention methods in social work for first year students, 2. Social work interventions: methods and techniques for third year students, 3. Developmental psychology across the life span and 4. The Arab society in Israel & social work.

    2017-2018   Instructor at the Mechina Preparatory Program, Rothberg Sadarah/Kidma. An International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Taught an introduction to research methods and academic writing course.

    2017-2018    Instructor in College of Sakhnin for Arab Teachers Education in Jerusalem. Taught four courses: 1. Emotional intelligence for early-childhood; 2. Social-emotional development in young children; 3. Early-childhood education, theory and practice. 4. Academic writing and research methods course.


    June 3, 2021 Extending a Military Family Stress Model: Gender Differences and Implication for Prevention. Presentation at the SPR Virtual 29 Annual Meeting. Addressing Racism and Disparities when Considering Biology and Context, The Premier Prevention Research Conference, USA.

    August 31, 2020 Israeli Palestinian adolescents' exposure to community violence and their academic achievements: The indirect effects of internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Poster presented in the 25th San Diego International Virtual Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Across the Lifespan, USA.

    November 14-16 ,2019 The association between parents’ combat exposure, parental locus of control, and PTSD symptoms. Poster presented in The International Society for Trauma Stress Studies- ISTSS, Boston, USA.

    May 15-16, 2019   Second international conference on child maltreatment: Intervention prevention programs for exposure to community violence: Conclusion and implications. Haruv USA at OU-Tulsa.

    November 8-9, 2018     Intervention and prevention programs for exposure to community violence among children and youth: A systematic review- Abstract presented in the Haruv post doc semi-annual meeting- New York City, John Jay College and Graduate Center, CUNY.

    February 27, 2018     Political involvement among social workers: Comparison between minority groups (Arabs) vs. majority groups (Jewish). Paper presented to the 2018 Zefat Declaration of Macro Practice in Social Work. 

    November 20, 2017   Exposure of Palestinian Adolescents from Israel to Community Violence and its Consequences.  National Conference of Social Workers, Power and Empowerment, 80th Anniversary of Social Work in Israel. David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv.

    July, 2017       Exposure of Palestinians in Israel to community violence and its Implications, A presentation at the Mada Al-Carmel Third Conference for Palestinian PhD Students. Mada Al-Carmel the Arab Center for Applied Social Research- Nazareth.

    April 19-21, 2017 Post-traumatic stress symptoms and psychological well-being as effects of exposure to community violence among Palestinian parents from Israel. Paper presented to ECSWR 2017, Aalborg, Denmark.

    March 23-25, 2017    Post-traumatic stress symptoms and psychological well-being as effects of exposure to community violence among Palestinian parents from Israel. Poster presentation, the 2017 International Convention of Psychological Science -Vienna, Austria.

    February 7, 2017       Posttraumatic stress symptoms and psychological well-being as effects of exposure to community violence among Palestinian parents from Israel. Paper presented to the Third National Conference of Doctoral Students of Social Work Schools. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Charlotte and Jack Spitzer Department of Social Work.

    Honors and Awards

    2019-2020  The Hebrew University scholarship program for post-doctoral students to excellent female doctoral students.

    2019-2020   Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Institute for translational research in children’s mental health, College of educational and human development, University of Minnesota.

    2019-2020    Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Israeli Institute.

    2018-2019    Post-Doctorate Fellowship, Haruv Institute scholarship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Israeli Institute grant.

    2017            Mada al-Carmel Grant for supporting Palestinian PhD research students in Israel.

    2014-2017  President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students, the Faye Kaufman Memorial Prize, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    2014           Hevruta Scholarship, through the Faculty of Social Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    2013-2014   Funding supporting the PhD research, The Jean & Fanny Tolkowsky-Gutman Foundation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.       

    Current Professional Activities and Associations

    2019- present   Ad-hoc reviewer       International Journal of Psychology

    2019- present   Ad-hoc reviewer       Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect

    2019- present  Ad-hoc reviewer        Journal of Child and Family Studies

    2019- present   Ad-hoc reviewer.     Children and Youth Services Review

    2020- present   Ad-hoc reviewer.      Children and Youth Services Review

    2021- present  Ad-hoc reviewer       Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect


    Articles in Refereed Journals

    Boehm, A., & Ali-Saleh, D. N., Boehm-Tabib, E. (2018). Social workers and politics: Direct political involvement and encouragement of client involvement in politics. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 45 (2), 3-24.

    Ali-Saleh, D. N., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). Internalizing and externalizing symptoms among Palestinian adolescents from Israel as consequences of their exposure to community violence: Are they moderated by their self-efficacy and collective efficacy? Child Abuse and Neglect, 79, 61-73.

    Ali-Saleh, D. N., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). Self-efficacy and collective efficacy as moderators of the psychological consequences of exposure of Palestinian parents in Israel to community violence. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62 (3), 1-20.

    Ali-Saleh, D. N., & Haj-Yahia, M. M. (2018). Palestinian adolescents’ exposure to community violence and internalizing and externalizing symptoms: Parental factors as mediators. Children and Youth Services Review, 95, 397- 406.

    Daoud, N., Ali Saleh-Darawshy, N., Gao, M., Setito. S.R., & Geraisy, N. (2019). Multiple forms of discrimination and postpartum depression among indigenous Palestinian-Arab, Jewish immigrants and non-immigrant Jewish mothers. BMC Public Health, 19, 1741-1755.

    Ali-Saleh, D. N., Giwertz, A., & Marsalis, S. (2020). Psychological intervention and prevention programs for exposure to community violence: A systematic review. Clinical child & Family Psychology Review. 23 (3), 365-378.

    Ali-Saleh, D. N. (2020). Israeli Palestinian adolescents' exposure to community violence and their academic achievements: The indirect effects of internalizing and externalizing symptoms and parental psychological well-being. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 29 (12), 3408-3419.

    Ali-Saleh, D. N., Boehm, A., & Boehm-Tabib, E. (2021). Political involvement of social workers in majority and minority groups: Comparison of Palestinians-Israeli and Jewish-Israeli. The British Journal of Social work, 00, 1-19.

    Doctoral Dissertation

    Ali-Saleh, D. N. (2018). Exposure of Palestinian Parents in Israel and their Children to Community Violence and its Effects:  Examining Protective and Risk Factors as Moderator and Mediator Factors. (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.


    7610201 - Identity and Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work

    7610601 - Principles in Social Work

    7647101/02 - Scientific Reading and Writing

    7694901 - Profession Team as a Small Group

    • Exposure to Violence
    • The Arabic Community
    • Mental Health
    • Social Workers

    Last Updated Date : 27/09/2023