The role of teachers in the lives of traumatised children cannot be underestimated. This booklet from the Child Safety Commissioner, Victoria encourages teachers and other school personnel to forge vital attachments to traumatised children through two key mechanisms: understanding traumatised children and developing relationshipbased skills to help them. Teachers who understand the effects of trauma on children’s education, who are able to develop teaching practices to help them, and who are able to participate actively and collaboratively in the systems designed to support traumatised children will not only improve their educational outcomes but will assist in their healing and recovery.
This report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute includes information about affordability and access to housing for young people. Original article
This report from the Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia presents best practice and promising programs that have been shown to – or have strong potential to – improve the wellbeing of Western Australian children and young people. Original article
This article from The Conversation presents information about brain development during adolescence and references current studies investigating changing sleep patterns in young people. Original article