In the first global review, researchers have examined the health of detained adolescents – urgent action needed to improve their poor health and disadvantage.
For young people experiencing homelessness, violence and its threat can become a daily issue of survival and protection. Read more about Dr Heerde and Dr Pallotta-Chiarolli’s work.
Once considered a latent period, the transition from primary school to secondary school is now thought to be critical in the health and emotional development of students. Listen to the podcast and/or read the interview with Professor George Patton.
Adolescent births in Australia have fallen to an all-time low. However, the lack of national data means that we cannot tell whether this decrease reflects lower rates of conception or higher rates of abortion.
A new study has found becoming a parent does not stop heavy drinking in the long-term, despite benefits of doing so for both parents and their children.
Does the mental health of mothers before pregnancy predict emotional sensitivity in their children?
Adolescents around the world have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we now have the data to make a difference.
Adolescence has changed significantly in the last century. Professor Susan Sawyer is working to improve our understanding of the contemporary complexities of this age group.
In an interview with Pursuit, Dr Lisa Mundy discusses the need to better understand a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – and how transformative the changes are.
Results from a new study show how drinking frequently during adolescence can predict alcohol misuse at age 19 years.