Prof. Carmit Katz

School of Social Work
מנהלת בי"ס לעב סוציאלית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Carmit Katz
Phone: 03-6406366
Office: School of Social Work

Short Biography

Professor Carmit Katz is a faculty member at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University. She specializes in child maltreatment. Her research and operations within the field revolve around four main axes: The first is direct discourse with abused children; the second is promotion and development of services and interventions for children affected by domestic trauma; the third is the study of family dynamics in abuse cases; the fourth is abuse prevention. She believes that the prevention of maltreatment and neglect is a moral obligation of utmost importance and that professionals from all disciplines must strive to discourse with the children themselves in relation to their life contexts. Those beliefs are at the basis of her entire work.

In addition, Prof. Katz is committed to policy change and works both in the national and international arenas in order to promote the rights of all children to a life without violence.

Prof. Katz is the research director at Haruv Institute.

Prof. Katz is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Child Maltreatment, published by Springer.

Prof. Carmit Katz's CV file.

Research Topics

  • Human rights, social policy, and practice for policy change
  • The practice of social workers
  • Children, youth, and young people at risk
  • Stress and trauma
  • Immigration, multiculturalism, and community
  • Family, relationship, and parenting


  • Children at risk
  • Children in the criminal procedure
  • Research writing workshops

Social Impact

Prof. Carmit Katz is the founder of the Israeli interdisciplinary forum "Justice for Preschool Children" which led to groundbreaking changes in Israel, regarding abused children. In addition, she is the founder of The Israeli Public Committee for Policy Change on Child Sexual Abuse and the International Group of Scholars Protecting Children from Maltreatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic. ISPCAN has recognized the group as a leading group in children’s safety during a global pandemic.

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