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Dr Joanne Bretherton invited to Japan for a Visiting Fellowship

Posted on Friday 15 March 2019

A Japanese university has invited a Research Fellow from York to travel across Japan to observe service and policy responses for women and families.

Implementing Connecting People in New Jersey

Posted on Monday 11 March 2019

The International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR) has started a new collaboration with the Jewish Family Service (JFS) in New Jersey, USA.

Department ranked 9th in the world in QS rankings

Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019

Department of Social Policy and Social Work moves into the world top 10 and UK top 5


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Conference: Making Sense of Voice Hearing

This one day conference is being hosted by the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.


‘Young Smiles’; an intervention for children with mentally ill parents

Young Smiles’ is a three year community-based research project to improve the quality of life in children of parents with serious mental ill-health. Lina Gega will present the findings of the research and introduce delegates to the delivery manual that supports interventions.


Understanding and Supporting Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviour

This event will cover understanding and responding to inappropriate sexual behaviour by children and young people and supporting those who parent children displaying this behaviour, particularly foster parents and carers.


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