Papers

The project Strong Foundations: Getting it Right in the First 1000 Days is a collaboration between: the Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Bupa Australia the Bupa Health Foundation PwC Australia. This report...

Fathering moderates the effects of maternal depression on the family process Abstract: Family provides the natural context for children’s growth and adaptation (Carpendale & Lewis, 2004; Cowan & Cowan, 2002; Minuchin, 1985; Parke & Tinsley, 1987). Throughout human history and across cultural communities, family, which is the...

Abstract "Literature shows that stress during pregnancy can have long-term effects on offspring. The purpose of this paper is to examine the possible connections between terrorism, stress reactions of the mother and its effect on the offspring of pregnant women exposed to terrorism. The main focus...

"The bonding and early life attachment between the infant and caregiver is a dynamic, bidirectional process involving caregiver nurturing of the infant, as well as complementary infant behavior that elicits parental care. Attachment appears to have a dual function. The first function is to ensure the...

- Extract from the Scandinavian Journal of Midwives. "As a global public health recommendation, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) state that infants should be ‘exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life in order to achieve optimal growth,...

"The human brain develops faster after conception and through the ages of 2-3 than at any other time in life. It is also the time when we respond most readily to interventions. Young children’s healthy development depends on nurturing care—defined as care which ensures health,...

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