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.