Calls for a public health campaign in the bush

Royal Far West’s submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Inquiry into Effective Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and Support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), says effective and sensitive public health messaging is one component of a comprehensive strategy to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies and FASD beyond the capital cities. “Evidence suggests that drinking…

Why behavioural difficulties arise out of early life trauma and the importance of early intervention

 “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.” (adapted from Frederick Douglass 1817–1895) A recent study from researcher Dr Marcel Zimmet et al reports that children’s initial social interactions are primarily shaped by their interactions with their parents. “The impact of difficult or impoverished parent–child relationships on brain development and long-term…