The Centre for Adolescent Health has released a new policy brief, Promoting wellbeing and learning in the middle years: an opportune time for intervention.
The document is based on data collected as part of The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS). It summarises some of the issues occurring for students aged 8-14 years and why greater investment in this period would be beneficial. It calls for the government to introduce a health promoting framework that aims to strengthen curriculum around social and emotional learning, improve the primary to secondary school transition, and enable more effective links between education and health services. It also provides more specific recommendations for government, schools and educators to help maximise the support provided to students aged 8-14 years.
Read it here: https://link.mcri.edu.au/middle-years-brief