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Professor Ann Buchanan

Professor Ann Buchanan Ph.D, CQSW, AcSS, is Director of the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children at University of Oxford. For the last fifteen years her research at Oxford has focused on children at risk of social exclusion, including those at risk of child maltreatment. Much of her work has informed social policy and she is on the Council of the ESRC.

Apart from many peer-reviewed journal papers and research reports, her books include Children's Emotional Well-Being (Ed. With Barbara L Hudson, (2000, Oxford University press), Children Who Soil: Assessment and Treatment (John Wiley & Sons, 1992), Cycles of Child Maltreatment: Facts, Fallacies and Interventions (1996: John Wiley & sons), Parenting, Schooling and Children's Behaviour (1998, Ashgate), Partnership in Practice: the Children's Act of 1989 (Ashgate 1996).

Past and present Confer events
Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September 2009

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...