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Australia's Vulnerable Children - Early Years Education Program

Brigid Jordan, Royal Children's Hospital, and Anne Kennedy, Fellow of the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, together with Kids First, lead a study of children under 3 years of age who had experienced abuse or neglect, and were already demonstrating problems in emotional and beahviour regulation and delays in development. They provided a predictable, nurturing and responsive envrionment, with a strong focus on attachment, consistent caregiving and individualised attention. Significant improvements in social and emotional development and resilience were identified for these children.  

Read more about the results here: Research Results