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Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids
Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids July 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

National Children’s Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Megan Mitchell says children’s sense of connection to a nurturing school community can offer protection from risky adolescent behaviours. In a speech to be presented by UniSA’s Hawke Centre to launch ... Read More »

Handwriting’s relevance in a digital world
Handwriting’s relevance in a digital world July 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The making of graphic marks in the form of letters was one of the first activities of early humans. Written words are the visual representation of our spoken language, and handwriting is a personal representation of the diversity of language. ... Read More »

Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety
Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety July 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents’ anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. The Let’s Talk about Children program is being offered to parents by researchers at the Krongold Centre at Monash University. The program, developed ... Read More »

Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results
Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results July 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children of same-sex attracted parents have above average health and wellbeing, according to groundbreaking University of Melbourne research published in the journal BMC Public Health. However, the study also warned stigma was an ongoing challenge for these children, and could ... Read More »

Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man
Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man July 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools are being urged to include both girls and boys in body image awareness, following a new Flinders University study which reveals boys believe they need to be big, strong and muscular to be a man. The research – published ... Read More »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox July 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »

Service helps mediate family break-ups
Service helps mediate family break-ups July 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Family break-ups can be messy. Resolving disputes is often emotional, costly and despite good intentions the child’s best interests get forgotten in the fight. A new QUT Family Mediation Service, being trialed in Brisbane by QUT Health Clinics, offers a solution to ... Read More »

Benefits of cultural diversity programs
Benefits of cultural diversity programs July 9, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Melbourne survey funded by VicHealth has found one in five primary and high school students said they were daily targets of racism at school. It also found the levels of racism may be much higher, as many ... Read More »

Families can play key role against bullying
Families can play key role against bullying July 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children ... Read More »

Kids connect from Kin Kin to Sydney
Kids connect from Kin Kin to Sydney July 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kin Kin State School students will be able to share work with kids from interstate and Sydney Theatre Company professionals through an innovative early childhood project being developed by CQUniversity lecturers Dr Sue Davis and Kathy Bauer. A common interest ... Read More »







 
 
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