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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are some of the negative messages that children are internalising? Learn about the impact that these messages have on children.
Educators are uniquely placed to prevent and respond early to child sexual abuse - here's why.
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.
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.