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Ecosystem : Ages 0-18

Individual: Ages 0-18

Adulthood: Ages 18-35

  • Infrastructure & pollution

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Infrastructure & pollution

    A physical residential environment characterized by noise pollution, dirt, dilapidated buildings, bad road conditions, lack of sidewalks, a scarcity of open spaces, etc. Read More
  • Community services

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Community services

    A variety of accessible community institutions and responses, offering diverse and high-quality services. Read More
  • Multiple role models

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Multiple role models

    The exposure of children and adolescents to adults in their immediate vicinity that provide them with diverse examples of normative life, and shape their horizon of possibilities. Read More
  • Positive peer group

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Positive peer group

    Peers who manifest positive behavioral patterns (e.g., avoiding smoking, drugs, alcohol, and dangerous behavior) and positive norms (importance of effort and success), with who a child socializes. Read More
  • Collective capability

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Collective capability

    A quality of a community that is perceived by its members as having control over public order and as having the ability to work together to advance common causes and solve problems, out of the willingness and desire of its members to promote the common good. Read More
  • Civic involvement

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Civic involvement

    Holding an active and rich public discourse, and a willingness on part of the neighborhood’s/city’s residents to invest resources of time and money in community civic activities such as voting in local elections, community volunteering, participation in public/local committees, etc. Read More
  • Public order & sense of security

    Ecosystem Neighborhood/city characteristics

    Public order & sense of security

    Objective security refers to uncommon events that threaten public order and the well-being of the residents of the neighborhood, such as acts of vandalism and violence. Subjective security refers to the feeling of the residents in the neighborhood that walking around the neighborhood does not threaten their safety. Read More
  • Well-being (Parental)

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Well-being (Parental)

    A general state of mind consisting of of joy, satisfaction, and prosperity, and a lack of depression, loneliness, and anxiety. Read More
  • Domestic conflict

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Domestic conflict

    A charged domestic atmosphere that includes conflicts, verbal violence and/or physical violence. Read More
  • Safe & appropriate physical environment

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Safe & appropriate physical environment

    A home environment that provides age-appropriate intellectual and sensory stimuli, is equipped with safety facilities, and is free of safety hazards to which the child might be exposed. Read More
  • Chronic parental tension & stress

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Chronic parental tension & stress

    Strong doubt of the parent regarding his or her ability to overcome certain situations (difficulty in raising children, financial difficulty, coping with crises, etc.) in a certain period of time. This has physiological, functional, physical, and mental manifestations. Read More
  • Material resources

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Material resources

    The cases in which economic ability alone constitutes an obstacle (direct or indirect) to ensuring minimal conditions for optimal child development, such as difficulty in buying safety equipment, handling developmental problems and delays, etc. Read More
  • Time & Availability

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Time & Availability

    The ability of parents to invest time and mental resources for needs of education, nurturing, discussion, and general spending of time with their children. Read More
  • Social Capital

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Social Capital

    The social network of the parents, including close family and friends who provide emotional support, knowledge, daily assistance, and financial assistance. Read More
  • Parental involvement

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Parental involvement

    Maintaining a stable relationship between the parents and the teacher/caregiver; parents’ monitoring of their child’s activities and educational progress in school; participation of parents in their child's activities in various frameworks; parental awareness of the child’s activities and his/her social world outside the home, etc. Read More
  • Parental knowledge

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Parental knowledge

    Theoretical and practical knowledge of topics such as the characteristics and elements of a safe environment and ways to implement them at home, milestones of optimal development, ways to support and encourage optimal development, etc. Read More
  • Warmth & emotional support

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Warmth & emotional support

    The ability of parents to correctly identify and interpret the child's needs, with an emphasis on emotional needs, and to respond in an appropriate manner. Read More
  • Parental neglect

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Parental neglect

    Difficulty in providing for the basic emotional, physical, and health needs of a child. Read More
  • Parental health & lifestyle

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Parental health & lifestyle

    Parental health, absence of harmful behaviors (such as smoking and the abuse of alcohol and drugs), and a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and proper nutrition. Read More
  • Early detection of developmental delays & problems

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Early detection of developmental delays & problems

    The ability of the parent to identify "red flags" – signs that may indicate difficulties and barriers to their child’s optimal development (physiological, cognitive, linguistic, or communicative), and to respond by contacting the appropriate professionals. Read More
  • Quality interactions

    Ecosystem Home environment

    Quality interactions

    Verbal and nonverbal communication between the infant/toddler and his/her primary caregivers (the adults responsible for raising the child). The adult is sensitive to the feelings, actions, and abilities of the child, exhibits positive feelings towards him/her, and enables him/her to learn from his/her experiences by actions such as mediation, focusing attention, asking questions, etc. Read More
  • Obesity

    Birth to 18 Physical development

    Obesity

    The accepted index for measuring obesity is the BMI (Body Mass Index), which is defined as the body weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Obesity is defined as a condition in which the BMI index is higher than 30. Read More
  • Morbidity

    Birth to 18 Physical development

    Morbidity

    Normal physiological development in early childhood and prevention of morbidity caused by environmental factors, such as poor diet. Read More
  • Stress

    Birth to 18 Physical development

    Stress

    A feeling of distress resulting from disturbance to the state of mental balance, caused by physical or psychological stimulation. This sensation may result in difficulties in coping with the stressor and a lack of behavioral or psychological adaptation (depression and anxiety) or physiological (immunosuppression, high blood pressure, etc.). Read More
  • Smoking

    Birth to 18 Physical development

    Smoking

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  • Self-control

    Birth to 18 Social-emotional development

    Self-control

    The ability to act in a way that promotes long-term goals, while strengthening desired behaviors, declining dangerous temptations, and avoiding behaviors with negative consequences. Read More
  • Social skills

    Birth to 18 Social-emotional development

    Social skills

    Communication skills, empathy, caring, the ability to share, willingness to cooperate effectively with others, creation and fostering of relationships, and avoiding unacceptable social responses. Read More
  • Soft skills

    Birth to 18 Social-emotional development

    Soft skills

    Skills and abilities unrelated to a particular occupation, such as flexibility, efficiency, independence, creativity, planning and organization, proactive approach, research, work ethic, time management, etc. Read More
  • Belonging

    Birth to 18 Social-emotional development

    Belonging

    Self-perception of the degree of correlation between one and his/her environment, in significant life contexts such as a learning institution, workplace, etc. Read More
  • Growth mindset

    Birth to 18 Social-emotional development

    Growth mindset

    Self-perception of one’s various abilities (intelligence, mathematical ability, etc.), characterized by the belief that these abilities can be changed and improved. Read More
  • Literacy skills

    Birth to 18 Cognitive development

    Literacy skills

    Reading and writing skills that underpin the abilities to think, communicate, and acquire knowledge. Read More
  • Math Skills

    Birth to 18 Cognitive development

    Math Skills

    Definition The abilities to understand the role of mathematics in the world, to perform well-thought-out calculations, and to use and engage in mathematics in ways that befit a conscientious, responsible, helpful, and capable person, with the ability to observe and respond to surroundings. Read More
  • Stress

    18 to 35 Health/Mental health

    Stress

    A feeling of distress resulting from damage to the state of balance as a result of tangible or psychological stimulation. This sensation may lead to difficulty in coping with the stressor and a lack of behavioral or psychological adaptation (depression and anxiety) or physiological adaptation (immunosuppression, high blood pressure, etc.). Read More
  • Divorce/Separation

    18 to 35 Personal status

    Divorce/Separation

    The formal end of the marriage between two spouses. Read More
  • Academic Education

    18 to 35 Resources

    Academic Education

    Graduation and obtaining an academic degree at one of the universities and licensed colleges in Israel or abroad. Read More
  • Self-efficacy & Sense of Control

    18 to 35 Skills/Abilities

    Self-efficacy & Sense of Control

    An individual’s subjective perception of the degree of influence he/she has on reality – the belief that achievements and failures are the result of his/her choices and actions. Combined with the belief that he/she can cope with complex tasks by taking on and meeting various challenges that life may summon, this affects the person’s emotions and behavior. Read More
  • Future Outlook

    18 to 35 Skills/Abilities

    Future Outlook

    A process of motivation and self-regulation in which the individual specifies his/her aspirations, expectations, and values in all areas of life. This is in support of a list of goals and objectives which guide him/her in forming an action plan for various long- and short-term timeframes, and which constitute indicators with which to measure progress. In turn, this allows the person to foresee conflicts between different life roles and to cope with them with minimal compromise. Read More
  • Poor health

    18 to 35 Health/Mental health

    Poor health

    Individuals suffering from: Chronic illness (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, arthritis, etc.). Risk factors for chronic diseases include (but are not limited to) hypertension, high blood lipid levels, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, and poor dietary habits. People suffering from multimorbidity require constant treatment and maintenance. Read More
  • Loneliness

    18 to 35 Health/Mental health

    Loneliness

    A gap between a person's desire for social relationships and his/her actual social ties. Loneliness, which is a person's perceived social situation, is distinguished from social isolation, which refers to the objective number of social connections the individual has. A feeling of loneliness usually motivates to action (or prevents action), similar to the manner in which hunger and thirst are an internal clue that triggers action aimed at preventing harm to oneself – in this case, avoiding social interactions. Read More
  • Quality Vocational Training

    18 to 35 Resources

    Quality Vocational Training

    High-quality vocational training is an effective channel for social mobility, in tandem with the academic education channel, due to the fact that it: (1) attracts a suitable target audience (2) is characterized by a high graduation rate and a low dropout rate (3) allows rapid integration into gainful employment Read More
  • Knowledge

    18 to 35 Resources

    Knowledge

    Self-knowledge: the individual’s awareness of his/her own values, tendencies, skills, abilities, strengths and weaknesses Knowledge about the occupational world: the individual’s acquaintance with the world of work (different professions and their characteristics, such as compensation, work environment, and required skills and abilities) and with the requirements for different careers and the ways to meet them. Read More
  • Bridging Social Capital

    18 to 35 Resources

    Bridging Social Capital

    A set of connections linking the individual with others outside his or her group of affiliation (i.e., individuals from different ethnicities, classes, or religious groups), which provides access to a wider range of employment and educational opportunities. Read More
  • Bonding Social Capital

    18 to 35 Resources

    Bonding Social Capital

    An array of high-quality relationships that the individual maintains within his/her affiliation group (including family members, friends, and neighbors), characterized by reciprocity, a sense of belonging, and trust. This provides different types of support (instrumental, financial, identity, and emotional). Read More
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