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Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows

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University of Washington, November 18, 2019 Children who identify as the gender matching their sex at birth tend to gravitate toward the toys, clothing and friendships stereotypically associated with that gender. Transgender children do the same with the gender they identify as, regardless of how long they have actually lived as a member of that gender. New findings from the largest study of...

I looked at 100 best-selling picture books: female protagonists were largely invisible

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Sarah Mokrzycki, The Conversation, June 3, 2019 6.08am AEST In April 2019, I examined the 100 bestselling picture books at Australian book retailer Dymocks: an almost 50/50 mix of modern and classic stories (the majority being published in the past five years). I discovered that despite the promising evolution of the rebel girl trend, the numbers tell us that picture books as a whole remain...

Behavioural Support Practice Guides for young people with a disability

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University of NSW University of NSW’s Intellectual Disability Behavioural Support Program has released practice guides for behaviour support programs for young people with a disability. Being a planner with a person with disability and complex support needs This Planning Resource Kit is intended to strengthen existing good practice and to provide guidance for engaging a person with complex...

Parents get new tools to challenge gender stereotypes

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Our Watch, 07 March 2018 A digital campaign aimed at helping parents challenge limiting gender stereotypes and promote equality when interacting with their children has just been launched. The #BecauseWhy campaign encourages parents to view stereotypes often expressed through language, activity choices and media portrayals from a child’s perspective and question why certain limitations are placed...

Discrimination, not same-sex parents, harms children: report

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The Age, October 23 2017 Children raised in same-sex families develop as their peers in families with heterosexual parents do, a group of senior pediatricians and adolescent health experts says. And the group has called on the medical community to debunk “damaging misrepresentations” of the evidence being used by the “no” campaign in the postal vote on same-sex marriage...

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