Bullying isn’t addressed in early childhood because educators can’t spot it, study says

Many early childhood teachers and educators aren’t taking the steps to address bullying in their settings because they don’t have sufficient training to recognise and address it, researchers from the University of South Australia have said.

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by Freya Lucas

Pilot trial brings together older adults and preschoolers, inspired by television show

Psychologists and geriatricians from UNSW, University of Sydney and Griffith University will spend 10 weeks within the school term at St Nics’ Christian Preschool in Coogee as part of an Australian first pilot trial bringing together older adults and preschoolers to assess the mutual health benefits of intergenerational activity, such as reducing frailty and depression.

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by Freya Lucas

More support needed for young mums following study which shows child abuse risk

Researchers from the University of Queensland are calling for greater support for young mothers to reduce the incidence of child abuse after a study found that children of mothers under 20 – and their subsequent siblings - were most at risk of abuse and neglect.

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by Freya Lucas

A new story on early childhood

For the past two years, the FrameWorks Institute has worked in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation to investigate perceptions of early childhood in Australia, identifying gaps in public thinking, and areas where the stories told by the science of early childhood diverge, and have developed and tested new ways of talking about early childhood that make this science more accessible.

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by Freya Lucas

James Cook Uni researchers show pre-school mole counts show cancer risk

Researchers at James Cook University have shown counting moles on pre-school children can accurately predict the risk of the most aggressive form of skin cancer, melanoma, in later life.

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by Jason Roberts

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