Simple ways to support people dealing with traumatic events
As thousands process the emotional impact of being affected by the Australian bushfires, a University of Melbourne expert gives some tips on providing support
The children left behind by domestic homicide
Children who lose a parent to domestic homicide are often treated as collateral damage. University of Melbourne research is putting the focus back on the child.
Understanding posttraumatic nightmares
University of Melbourne research on rescripting dreams suggests posttraumatic nightmares are in fact a range of different phenomena needing targeted treatments
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
Q&A: Talking to kids about the bad things that happen
As Victoria remembers Sisto Malaspina – killed in the Melbourne terror attack– a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to talk to kids about terrorism.
Can alternative therapies help PTSD?
Do alternative therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder actually help? Maybe, but we urgently need actual evidence argues a University of Melbourne expert.
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
Helping children recover from trauma
Childhood trauma results from a range of experiences including neglect & bullying. The Calmer Classrooms approach helps teachers support traumatised children.