Childhood vulnerability is a complex problem, particularly in communities with high levels of disadvantage. Our latest edition of Policy Brief explores a unique Australian response to addressing childhood vulnerability – a place-based collective impact approach.
Study reveals almost a third of Australian children experience some form of disadvantage that can have a lasting impact on their development.
Child mental health has long been marginalised in policy and funding discussions. This edition of Policy Brief identifies an urgent need to change this paradigm and formulate a plan to effectively promote and improve the mental health of children and the adults they become.
CCCH research has revealed the number of children and young people presenting to Victorian emergency departments for mental health problems tripled during 2008-2015.
Watch a presentation from Dr Tim Moore on the evidence and implications surrounding the first 1000 days of a child’s life.
Edition 28 of Policy Brief outlines the implications of this critical time, identifies factors that place children at risk, and recommends a coordinated approach that addresses children’s needs in order to optimise their health and wellbeing, now and into the future.
Listen to a podcast with Professor Frank Oberklaid about the evidence surrounding children’s early years, their first 1000 days of life.
The report calls on all governments to invest more in early learning.
The Centre’s Director was recognised for his significant service to child health, policy and research and advocacy.
The study found dads reading to children at 2 years improves the child’s language outcomes at 4 years of age.