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Special Event – Family violence and the developing child. Prevalence, risk and developmental outcomes.  

This special event brings together three internationally acclaimed family violence and child development researchers, Professor Jennifer McIntosh (Deakin University), Professor Amy Holtzworth-Munroe (Indiana University), and Professor Louise Newman (University of Melbourne). 

Early childhood development and family violence The Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) supports a cutting-edge program of research into healthy emotional development across the life-course. 

In this forum, the Early Childhood Stream of SEED presents the latest research on the unique developmental challenges to social and emotional growth for children growing up in a climate of family trauma, often in the nexus of parental separation and ex-couple violence. 

Visiting Professor Amy Holtzworth Munroe, Indiana University, unpacks current general population prevalence, and the additive risks of family separation. Professor McIntosh, Deakin University, describes current evidence on the developmental sequelae for young children of growing up in contexts of acute and chronic parental conflict and violence, with a focus on early attachment security. Implications for earliest screening and intervention are discussed, across community and court sectors. 

Date: Monday 16 October, 1:30-4:30pm (Registration from 1pm)

Venue: Deakin University (Downtown Campus), Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street

Registration fee:  Online Registration is essential – places are limited – $55 (includes afternoon tea) 

Registration :  

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