What Every Child Safety Curriculum Needs to Include - Emeritus Prof Freda Briggs

October 19, 2018
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With the growing focus on child sexual abuse, increasingly schools are looking to develop and implement child safety curricula. To maximise effectiveness, here are the essential elements that every child safety curriculum should include.

Developing Willpower in Young People - Interview with Andrew Fuller

October 12, 2018
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What exactly is willpower and why is it important that we develop it in children and young people? In this entertaining interview, Andrew Fuller explains why willpower matters for success and wellbeing, how to set goals and create systems that build it, and why this is especially important for young people with a mental health issue.

Conversations We Should Be Having With Teens About Mental Health

October 8, 2018
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Adults are often wary of discussing mental health with teenagers. Many have internalised pervasive myths about risks associated with talking about mental health. Others just do not feel confident that they can communicate well with them when it comes to sensitive topics. This presentation highlights practical and simple tools which will help you to talk effectively about mental health to the young people in your life.

Negative Messages Young People Are Internalising Today - Justin Coulson

October 8, 2018
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What are some of the negative messages that children are internalising? Learn about the impact that these messages have on children.

Educators are Key to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse - Prof Freda Briggs

September 28, 2018
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Educators are uniquely placed to prevent and respond early to child sexual abuse - here's why.

Eating Disorders in Youth - Common Myths & Spotting Dangerous Behaviours - Stephen Touyz

September 25, 2018
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30% of teenage boys and 50% of teenage girls engage in unhealthy behaviours to control their weight. Find out some of the most common myths surrounding eating disorders among teens, how to distinguish between passing and more severe eating behaviours, and the mental illnesses that commonly appear alongside eating disorders in youth.

Drugs Education in Schools - Paul Dillon

September 21, 2018
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How well are we faring when it comes to educating students about the harms of alcohol and drugs? Paul discusses our track record, areas for improvement and the role of parental influence in school drugs education.

Attitudes and Language Can Contribute to a Culture of Disrespect - Justin Coulson

September 17, 2018
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What are some of the attitudes that young people hold when it comes to relationships and violence? Are these damaging in any way, and if so, how can we start challenging them? Dr Justin Coulson discusses the obvious and more subtle impacts of living in a culture of disrespect, how this influences attitudes among youth and why we need to think again about the language we use.

Sexting- Why Do Young People Do It and What Are the Consequences- Greg Gebhart

September 7, 2018
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What is sexting and why do children and teens engage in it? Greg Gebhart, Senior Education Trainer at the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner, explores the motivations behind sexting, prevalence rates as well as possible emotional and legal implications for youth under the age of 18.

Could It Be Aspergers? - Prof Tony Attwood

August 31, 2018
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In this empowering lecture, Professor Tony Attwood discusses the defining characteristics of 'Aspies' - people with Asperger's Syndrome - and how these change from early childhood to the adult years and vary according to gender. Professor Attwood challenges you to imagine life through the eyes of an Aspie, and recognise the invaluable and unique contribution they make to society and intellectual development.