Building togetherness in the face of disaster
A ten year University of Melbourne study into the Black Saturday bushfires highlights importance of community and connection in a lesson for future disasters
Black Saturday: Understanding disaster recovery and resilience
Black Saturday taught us that disasters are a unique form of trauma; University of Melbourne experts say learning how to respond is key to helping recovery.
Bushfire trauma puts schooling at risk
University of Melbourne study of nearly 25,000 kids finds those especially exposed to the Black Saturday bushfires are more likely to be behind at school
Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing
The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis
Why helping at home is good for kids
They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.
It takes two to write and laugh
Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.
Black Saturday: the hidden costs
A six-year study of the mental toll of Australia's worst bushfire, Black Saturday, shows the fallout lasts years but social ties are key to resilience.
Dousing the flames: The new normal
People who experience post-traumatic growth following a natural disaster don’t always return to 'normal'. Recovery can include both positive & negative outcomes