raising teenagers

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 »

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol August 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving?
Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving? August 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted behind the wheel, according to results of a QUT road safety study. Dr Alexia Lennon, from QUT’s Centre ... Read More »

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 »







 
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