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. 

You may also like