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Early Days But Is There a Way to Help Australia’s most vulnerable children

What happens in our first three years profoundly influences the rest of our lives.

Children who encounter extreme adversity in those early years – including prolonged exposure to physical or sexual abuse, and living in a highly stressful family environment – are likely to suffer major impairments to their development.  It can lead to lower educational achievement and ultimately workforce participation

For the past decade a research team has taken the challenge of finding a solution for children in Australia. 

Professor Jeff Borland, from the University of Melbourne who has overseen the research closely. joins 2SER The Daily to discuss the results. 

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