The mental health and wellbeing of young people in Australia

The mental health and wellbeing of young people in Australia

Monday, 25 Oct 2004

Dr Michael Sawyer, a leading authority on adolescent mental health warned delegates at an Adelaide conference today that a combination of falling birth rates and increasing rates of adolescent mental health problems has the potential to adversely affect Australia's growth and development.

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LSAY Easy reference guide - what do we know about the experiences of Australian youth?

LSAY Easy reference guide - what do we know about the experiences of Australian youth?

Thursday, 21 Oct 2004

A new resource will enable easier access to information about the experiences of Australian youth as they move through secondary school, into further education or training, and into the labour market and adult life. An Easy Reference Guide to Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth Research Reports, 1996-2003, by Robyn Penman, thematically summarises the 36 research reports published during those years.

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ACER signs multi million dollar UAE test development contract

ACER signs multi million dollar UAE test development contract

Thursday, 22 Jul 2004

ACER has signed a multi million dollar deal to develop aptitude testing for higher education selection in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A Memorandum of Understanding between ACER and the UAE Ministry of Education and Youth was officially signed in Dubai earlier this month.

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Meeting the challenge of assessing behavioural problems

Meeting the challenge of assessing behavioural problems

Friday, 16 Jul 2004

Assessment of behavioural, social and emotional problems faces several challenges, according to Professor Thomas Achenbach, from the University of Vermont, USA.

Professor Achenbach is a keynote speaker at the International Test Users' Conference 2004 hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in Melbourne. He is the author of the Child Behaviour Checklist.

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Methods of identifying behavioural problems are past their ‘use-by-date’

Methods of identifying behavioural problems are past their ‘use-by-date’

Thursday, 15 Jul 2004

Traditional checklists and rating instruments used to assist in the diagnosis of children and adolescents with behavioural problems - particularly inattentive behaviours - have long since passed their 'use-by-date,' according to Drs Ken and Kathy Rowe. They will speak next week at the International Test Users' Conference in Melbourne.

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