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Helping children find their “voice”
Helping children find their “voice” September 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When children report on disturbing events – such as child sexual abuse – how does society respond? This is one of many important questions that was discussed at an ambitious public symposium at The University of Melbourne. Children’s Voices in ... Read More »

Autism app wins coveted National iAward
Autism app wins coveted National iAward September 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University partnered with Salesforce to develop an early detection app to empower parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. The free app – called ASDetect – won the Project of the Year iAward in ... Read More »

Video games – a moral game changer?
Video games – a moral game changer? September 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With 98% of Australian households with children having at least one form of video game, it not only seems logical but indeed ethical that we discuss the moral content of videogames. A recent paper by Macquarie University researchers challenges the ... Read More »

Parenting program now in 26 countries
Parenting program now in 26 countries September 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland-developed program designed to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families is now available in 26 countries. Parents of children with a disability in Denmark will soon get support from the Triple P – Positive ... Read More »

Penalties of $500,000 for non-compliant children’s nightwear
Penalties of $500,000 for non-compliant children’s nightwear September 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Federal Court has ordered Ozsale Pty Ltd (Ozsale) pay penalties totalling $500,000 for supplying children’s nightwear which did not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard. Ozsale sold over 200 non-compliant garments to Australian consumers and had over 11,000 ... Read More »

Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids
Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids September 7, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new ... Read More »

Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data
Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data August 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development. Professor Gita Mishra from The University of Queensland said the Mothers and their Children’s Health Study (MatCH) would help complete ... Read More »

Australian-first online, father-friendly parenting program launches
Australian-first online, father-friendly parenting program launches August 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first online-only, nationally available, evidence-based, father-friendly free parenting program ParentWorks launches today, with the aim of increasing participation of both parents to improve outcomes significantly for families and society. The first fully online, Australia-wide free parenting program is launching ... Read More »

Should Parents Be More Compassionate to Themselves?
Should Parents Be More Compassionate to Themselves? August 24, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research to date has demonstrated self-compassion to be an important resource in coping with life’s adversity. However, little is known about self-compassion in the parenting context. Researchers at the University of New England are conducting a study investigating the impact ... Read More »

Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families
Initiative delivers benefits for at-risk students and families August 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

At-risk young people and their families benefit from a ground-breaking initiative across education, health and community service providers, according to recent Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. The evaluation of the innovative Family Referral Service (FRS) in Schools initiative in the ... Read More »







 
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