Growing up in a poor or disadvantaged neighbourhood can affect the way adolescents’ brains function, according to our new research. It can alter the communication between brain regions involved in planning, goal-setting and self-reflection.Read more
Schools play a critical role for children – not only in providing education, social and emotional development, but also in offering critical support – especially for the most vulnerable of students.Read more
|Comment|author: Pursuit at University of Melbourne
Each year 60,000 children across Australia start school developmentally behind their peers in key areas like language and emotional competence. These children are in every community, but because of the lottery of where they were...Read more
In any classroom in Australia, there will be at least one, but possibly several, students who are suffering from a traumatic event.
Not limited to sexual abuse, trauma can also result from neglect, poor attachment to...Read more