NEVET is an international, multidisciplinary research and training venue at the Hebrew University's School of Social Work. It produces context-informed practice and policy research for professionals working with families and children in multicultural contexts.


  • Development of 'context-informed' research includes the development of innovative methodologies and the establishment of children and families from diverse population groups.
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  • training program for practitioners
  • Erasmus+ project DEMO – Developing Modernized Curricula on Immigrants’ Lives in Israel
  • Publications
  • Kindergarten

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The English edition of the book "The Myth of Attachment Theory" by Prof. Heidi Keller- partner and one of the co-directors and founders of "NEVET"

The English edition of the book "The Myth of Attachment Theory" by Prof. Heidi Keller- partner and one of the co-directors and founders of "NEVET"

19 May, 2022
Over the last decade professor Dr. Heidi Keller, a world’s leading scholar of cross-cultural child development, devoted extensive time and research to explore one of the most prevailing and influential developmental theory "Attachment Theory", in light of cultures, contexts and diversities.

NEVET's new training manual "Exploring Diversity" is online!

12 October, 2020

Exploring Diversity:  Six Modules for Academic Courses and Professional Training

A six module booklet was developed between 2017-2020 by a group of NEVET scholars and doctoral students from diverse personal, cultural, and academic backgrounds. The booklet was written and edited by Dr. Naomi Shmuel.

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In order for professionals to be able to work effectively with clients of differing cultural, religious, ethnic, gender, and other backgrounds, they would benefit from training that explores the above challenges. This includes genuine self-reflection, critical thinking, and a re-evaluation of basic assumptions of service givers and receivers about concepts such as normative parenting, functional family, an enriching childhood, risk and protection of children, and the meaning of 'home' for families in transition. An awareness of complexity includes the ability to reflect on our blind spots, biases, stereotypes, and power relations and perceive hybridity and intersectionality. The group developed the following six modules of creative methods to facilitate active learning and discussion about these issues with immediate practical implications for the field. 


The modules have been developed as an outcome of the DEMO project.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication solely reflects the views of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

See here the modules booklet on DEMO's website: 

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