raising teenagers

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active July 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Parent-focused treatment effective in combatting anorexia nervosa
Parent-focused treatment effective in combatting anorexia nervosa July 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), The Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne compared the effectiveness of Parent-Focused Treatment (PFT) and Family-Based Treatment (FBT), the current standard of care for adolescents with AN. They found that ... Read More »

App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence
App for young boys aims to prevent domestic violence June 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A concept for an app aimed at engaging boys aged 10 to 15 to teach them respectful relationships with girls has been developed by a QUT social marketing expert as “another part of the jigsaw” to prevent domestic violence against ... Read More »

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing
Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing June 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A leading Australian youth health expert will chair a major new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing, launched in London on May 10. University of Melbourne Professor George Patton, head of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research ... Read More »

How much booze are parents buying for their kids?
How much booze are parents buying for their kids? May 15, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Although 74% of Australian 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, parents have cut down markedly on purchasing booze for their children. Associate Professor Adrian Kelly of The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research analysed survey data across 15 years ... Read More »

Mental health support for Australian families
Mental health support for Australian families May 2, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia. Translating and interpreting ... Read More »

New ads to deter young drivers using smartphones
New ads to deter young drivers using smartphones April 24, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Queensland University of Technology researcher believes taking a positive and even humorous approach to road safety ads could be the key to reducing the number of young drivers who use their smartphones behind the wheel. Cassandra Gauld, from QUT’s ... Read More »

Alarm clock on teen sleep
Alarm clock on teen sleep April 18, 2016 (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

More than 50% of teenagers do not get enough sleep on school nights, often due to the onset of puberty and social media-internet interaction. While many teens report to be tired next day, parents are loath to intervene with body clock changes ... Read More »

Parents vital to policing young drivers: Have your say
Parents vital to policing young drivers: Have your say April 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new QUT study will look at what parents in the ACT are doing to keep their kids safe when they first get their licence, with research showing parents play a vital role in encouraging young drivers to obey the ... Read More »

Distance affects university choice
Distance affects university choice February 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers used data from 12,000 adolescents surveyed in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Youth to explore the association between distance to a university campus and attainment of university entry (including enrolment in an elite university), as well as critical predicators ... Read More »







 
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