Located within the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia, the goal of the Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) is to promote the health of children and young people through engagement and partnerships with families, schools and communities.
Drawn from over 12 years of intervention research in Western Australian schools, practical advice, resources and tips for parents, teachers and students are presented and sample resources are available for download. Links to other agencies that also provide resources and support across the CHPRC’s four key research areas of mental health promotion (including bullying and aggression prevention), healthy lifestyle and healthy weight promotion, drug use harm reduction and injury prevention are also made.
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The Child Health Promotion Research Centre's research projects are grouped into the following research themes:
- Mental health promotion (including bullying and aggression prevention);
- Healthy lifestyle and healthy weight promotion;
- Drug use harm reduction; and
- Injury prevention.
The Child Health Promotion Research Centre currently has research projects spanning all four theme areas. These include:
- Raising adolescents: Developing strategies for fly in/fly out parents
- A randomised controlled trial of a universal and targeted intervention to reduce mental health problems from bullying among school students
- Strong Schools Safe Kids: Building school capacity to reduce social aggression among students