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How not to get PTSD and remain relatively sane

Andrew Fuller, Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, My Learning Strengths How not to get PTSD in trying times Everyone seems to be either shrinking away in fear of one another or heaving a sigh of relief and pretending everything is hunky dory.  I’m not sure we are clear anymore about where the news stories end and [...]

By |2020-06-18T15:43:53+10:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

40% of Australian principals are victims of physical violence

- Theresa Dicke, Australian Catholic University; Geetanjali Basarkod, Australian Catholic University; Herb Marsh, Australian Catholic University; Jiesi Guo, Australian Catholic University; Philip D. Parker, Australian Catholic University, and Philip Riley, Deakin University Almost all (97%) school principals in Australia work overtime. More than 70% work more than 56 hours per week during school terms and [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:03:06+10:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

A powerful opportunity for change

Can the challenges we face during the coronavirus pandemic help us reconsider what matters most and how we live our lives? - Professor David Forbes The challenges we are all facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have the potential to cause serious and sometimes long-lasting problems for individuals and societies. But can they [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:02:48+10:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

True or false: The complexities of trauma and memory

- Laura Jobson, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University The Netflix series Unbelievable tells the true story of a US teenager who’s raped but not believed by local police. Her story is inconsistent, and she appears detached when she tells it. Besides, she’s a former foster child, and perceived as emotionally “needy”. The [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:03:53+10:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Trauma|0 Comments

Mental Health- what teachers should look for

Some young people have been living an online lifestyle for years. This means that while some kids are thriving without the pressures of attending school, others are unravelling & facing mental health concerns during challenging times. Teachers have been asking about the signs that might indicate they should be more concerned about a young person’s [...]

By |2020-05-12T18:12:12+10:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Three Big Things Parents can do to help with Home- Based Learning

- Andrew Fuller Co-ordinating two school projects, one involving glue and a major construction of the solar system while simultaneously reacquainting yourself with the delights of Year 10 trigonometry is living the dream isn’t it? At the same time you are wrestling with zoom, webex, teams, hangouts and a series of passwords and codes. Just [...]

By |2020-05-11T13:02:36+10:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

How to help young children regulate their emotions and behaviours during the pandemic

Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, University of Wollongong and Steven Howard, University of Wollongong With governments around the world asking their citizens to avoid places, activities and gatherings to save lives, this just might be the largest ever international effort to self-regulate our actions against competing desires and impulses. To achieve this, we must overcome our desire to [...]

By |2020-05-11T13:28:56+10:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Wladislaw Rivkin, Aston University As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked about what they imagined my daily routine might be (such as enjoying a morning gin and not changing out of my pyjamas). But as many people now realise, the reality is quite different. Working [...]

By |2020-05-11T13:28:34+10:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talking to young people about coronavirus (COVID-19) – Phase One: bewilderment and fear

The role of parents and adults in talking to young people through this time is crucial. As the situation progresses the types of challenges we will face will change as will the general reaction of most people. This will most likely follow some fairly predictable stages. I will release a series of statements over the [...]

By |2020-04-09T15:33:56+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Use a School Closure to Surge Ahead Academically

The probability of school closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major challenge for senior school students. It is tempting to view this as an extended holiday with time for crashing out on the couch, watching squillions of episodes of Games of Thrones (again), spending endless hours messaging friends and consuming [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:37:37+11:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments