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Why every teacher needs to know about childhood trauma Learning & development

Why every teacher needs to know about childhood trauma

September 12 2020

By Emily Berger, Lecturer, Monash University and Karen Martin, Asst Professor Population Health, University of Western Australia

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse recommended schools be “trauma-informed”. Being trauma-informed does not mean teachers and schools must be trained to treat trauma. Rather they must understand the impact it can have on children’s lives.

School closures had positive effects on some teenagers’ mental health, our new research suggests Health

School closures had positive effects on some teenagers’ mental health, our new research suggests

August 25 2020

By Senior Research Associate, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol

Research from the UK suggests that during lockdown there might have been an overall reduction in anxiety, and an increase in wellbeing, in some young people