When it comes to body image and eating disorders, much of the research and focus is centred around girls. But as National Manager of Prevention Services at The Butterfly Foundation Danni Rowlands explains, it’s an issue that’s affecting boys too – at a growing rate.
Dr Sharyn Burns from Curtin University discusses the complex nature of relationships and sexuality education and the need for ongoing training and professional development opportunities within this space.
Kareem El-Ansary, 2019 Youth Representative to the United Nations, completed a marathon listening tour last year. The issues raised were as varied as the young people themselves, but one key message remained constant: better supporting young people starts with listening more.
For young women, getting their first period is a natural part of growing up. But when it happens, many will avoid having the awkward conversation due to embarrassment – and that’s where Moxie’s Welcome to Periods boxes come in.
According to new research released by Monash University, the same emotions that drive academic success in female high-achievers can also lead to eating disorders.
Associate Professor Elspeth McInnes and Dr Lesley-anne Ey of the University of South Australia discuss the findings of a national survey that examines how primary and early childhood educators identify and respond to problematic sexual behaviours in young children.