Brain science and early years policy: Hopeful ethos or ‘cruel optimism’?

‘Ideas that the quality of parental nurturing and attachment in the first years of a child’s life is hard-wiring their brains for success or failure, are reflected in policy reports and in targeted services delivering early intervention. Rather than upholding the ‘hopeful ethos’ proffered by …read more

Half-day seminar – Child protection and domestic abuse: learning from international perspectives

International experts bring new perspectives to issues of child protection and domestic abuse. This is a unique opportunity to meet and network with these international colleagues. Ramona Alaggia has recently been conducting research with adult survivors to identify risk and resilience factors. She will speak …read more

Male suicides rising: exploring the role of alcohol and community support

In CRFR’s latest blog Amy Chandler, CRFR research associate, talks about some of the issues being raised in her project, Alcohol Stories, a study of middle-aged men, alcohol, mental health, self-harm and suicide. She reflects on recent statistics on suicide in the UK and how …read more

6 scholarly insights on love, marriage and commitment

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Read 6 new articles from the Families, Relationships and Societies journal (FRS) on love, marriage and commitment. CRFR Non-Executive Director Sarah Cunningham-Burley was co-founder of the journal and chairs the editorial board. What’s love got to do with marriage? Authenticity, work and change: a qualitative …read more

CPD courses for 2015

CRFR is offering three Continuing Professional Development courses this year, delivered by professionals who have extensive experience in delivering education and training on research and consultation with children and young people: Involving children and young people in research and consultation, 26 & 27 February Exploring …read more

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