• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st August, 2009

Australia

A selection of reports from the

Australian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

includes a discussion of the damaging effects of overdeveloped materialism, childhood anxiety and parenting program Triple P.

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 30th October, 2007

Is Canadian Index the key to standard child development measures?

One of the achievements of the small but growing band of public health prevention experts – among them Australia’s own Fiona Stanley – has been to bring the terms and tools of epidemiology, so fundamental to effective strategy and service design, into more common parlance among politicians and policy makers. The Australian Early Development Index, which Stanley adapted from work in Canada an…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 30th October, 2007

The Treasure who's pushing Australia toward its children's rights exam

The turning point in Fiona Stanley’s early career happened in the early 1970s when she was working in the Children's Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, among sick children who were being flown backwards and forwards from remote Aboriginal settlements for life saving treatment. For someone whose childhood fantasies had been inspired by Albert Schweitzer it was a distressing revelation. "In my…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 04th June, 2009

Time for a new message on family violence?

There are variations on the theme, but most conflict resolution researchers recognize a model that links exposure to family violence in childhood with conduct disorders in adolescence, substance abuse in early adulthood, and violence in later relationships. Outlined by Miriam Ehrensaft at the Society for Prevention Research conference in Washington, last week, these and other links in the chain o…

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