How living in violent communities can affect children’s antisocial behaviour

Community violence refers to deliberate acts of interpersonal violence committed in a neighbourhood. It might involve a chase, a physical attack or a verbal threat. It can be experienced directly by the victim, or indirectly – through witnessing an incident happening to someone else. Exposure to community violence is known to be related to a … Continue reading How living in violent communities can affect children’s antisocial behaviour

The Importance of Your Child’s Middle Years

Dr Lisa Mundy is Project Manager, Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She is part of the first study in the world to take a detailed look at the middle years. She helped start the CATS project, led by Professor George Patton. It’s a longitudinal study of the health and emotional development of 1200 Melbourne children through their middle years. … Continue reading The Importance of Your Child’s Middle Years