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דואר אלקטרוני

Liat Yakhnich, Dr.

Academic Positions

​Head of the Department of Youth Development

Research Interests

  • ​Immigrant families
  • Immigrant youth at risk
  • Substance abuse and addiction


  • Interviewing at risk adolescents
  • Assessment and intervention with at risk adolescents
  • Individuals and families in cultural transition
  • Intercultural aspects in working with at risk youth
  • Substance use and addiction


  • Yakhnich, L. (2016). "This is my responsibility": Parental experience of former Soviet Union immigrant parents in Israel. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 7(1), 1-26.
  • Yakhnich, L. (2016). "If the barn is burning, let the house burn as well": Patterns of drug abuse among FSU immigrant drug addicts in Israel. Journal of Drug Issues, 46(3), 247-266. 
  • Yakhnich, L. & Michael, K. (2016). Trajectories of drug abuse and addiction development among FSU immigrant drug users in Israel. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47(8), 1130–1153.
  • Michael, K., Solenko, L., Yakhnich, L., & Karnieli-Miller, O. (2017). Significant life events as a journey to identity-formation and changes among at-risk youths. Journal of Youth Studies, 21(4), 439-458.
  • Yakhnich, L., Grupper, E., & Romi, S. (2018). Focused training of child and youth care workers for promoting social and educational inclusion of youth at risk. Child and Youth Services, 39(1), 43-53.
  • Yaknich, L., Pounko, I., & Walsh, S. D. (2019). The hidden matrix: Perspectives of youth and their parents on immigration and youth delinquent behavior. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50(4), 615-636.
  • Binhas, A. & Yakhich, L. (2019). "You have to start from scratch and you need someone by your side”: Perspectives of parents and teachers on immigrant students’ adaptation to school. International Migration, 57(5), 252-270.  
  • Yaknich, L. & Walsh, S. D. (2020). A phenomenological study of immigrant parents of adolescents with delinquent behavior in Israel. Family Process.


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