The Praise Trap - Cultivating Ego in Kids - Dan Haesler

November 5, 2018

Positive reinforcement is important, but in our rush to praise kids and not hurt their self-esteem, are we in fact cultivating their ego and encouraging a fear of making mistakes? Dan Haesler unpacks the praise trap and how NOT to provide positive feedback to kids.

Containing the Ripple Effects of Suicide - Stephanie Wilks

October 26, 2018

When a young person dies by suicide, the impact can be devastating to those who knew them. Beyond suicide prevention, this video explores the value of suicide postvention, in particular how to provide support in the aftermath of suicide, how to discuss the issue in a school setting, and most importantly, how to avoid a contagion effect and prevent it from happening again.

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

October 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.