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World-class mental health research centre announced in Budget 2017

Posted on May 14th, 2017 · Posted in Articles, Materials & Programs

Black Dog Institute and Hunter Institute of Mental Health received $5 million in the federal budget to establish a Centre for Research Excellence in the Prevention of Anxiety and Depression. Mental.. read more

Positive school climates impact on academic outcomes

Posted on November 5th, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Research

Recent research reported here: bit.ly/2eoyCqP

Children exposed to media violence

Posted on August 26th, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Research

Although this report refers to the US many of the conclusions and recommendations are relevant for children everywhere. One important recommendation is that children below the age of 6 should.. read more

Childhood trauma : Developmental pathways and implications for the classroom (ACER)

Posted on August 5th, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Research

Source: bit.ly/2b7wbIR New understandings in developmental and neuroscience research have challenged popular ideas about trauma exposure and brain development during childhood. There is a general misconception that children are more resilient.. read more

15 strategies to stop cyberbullying

Posted on July 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Good ideas

This article has many thoughtful and valuable ideas to enhance student safety on-line: bit.ly/29nLzV0

Online friendships ‘equally as potent’ for teenagers

Posted on May 13th, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Research

Online friendships are just as important to the wellbeing of teenagers as physical friends, a West Australian study has found. A new paper by Murdoch University suggests adolescents are happier.. read more

School climate – the effect on transition

Posted on May 6th, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

From “Teacher” magazine: School climate is often described as the ‘quality and character of school life’, including both social and physical aspects of the school, that can positively promote behaviour,.. read more

World Happiness Report 2015

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Research

What are the happiest countries in the world and what makes them so.  Social connection is top of the list in many! bit.ly/1RUO3mS

Social and emotional learning

Posted on March 10th, 2016 · Posted in Articles

Interesting article on how teachers feel about teaching SEL by Jo Earp: bit.ly/1RxIcUt

Raising a Moral Child

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Articles, Good Practice

Praising character rather than actions is more likely to repeat positive pro-social behaviours.  Valuable article by Adam Grant in the Sunday Review of the New York Times: nyti.ms/23FpROt