Young children's mental health outcomes: Flinders University Evaluation of an Australia-wide 2-year mental health promotion initiative in Early Childhood and Care settings

Helen Askell-Williams, Rosalind Murray-Harvey, Phillip Slee, Grazietta Skrzypiec, Katherine Dix, Michael Lawson

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    Abstract

    In this paper we report on associations between the KidsMatter (2013) two-year mental health promotion initiative in Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and young children’s mental health. Using a mixed method approach, data was collected on four occasions from a nationally representative sample of 111 ECEC services. Findings showed that by the end of the two-year initiative there were practically significant improvements in children’s mental health and wellbeing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventEuropean Conference on Developmental Psychology - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 3 Sep 20137 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 16th

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Developmental Psychology
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityLausanne
    Period3/09/137/09/13
    OtherThe conference aims at presenting an overview of current European research in developmental psychology in all its varieties. Renowned experts of the feld will give keynote lectures, invited symposia, round tables, and workshops, in the following domains: perinatal development, child development, life-span studies, perceptive and cognitive development, attachment, parenting, language development, education, neuro-plasticity, resilience, developmental psychopathology, delinquency, cultural studies, social adaptation, immigration, methods in developmental psychology, etc.

    Keywords

    • mental health
    • Children
    • Early Childhood

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