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The Centre for Adolescent Health aims to improve young people’s life chances because adolescence is as much about new opportunities as new risks. As an Australian centre of excellence, and a WHO Collaborative centre, we are unique in focusing on adolescence as a critical life stage. This includes the transition from childhood into adolescence, and the transition beyond adolescence into adult life.
The Centre for Adolescent Health works closely with the Department of Adolescent Medicine which comprises a number of specialist services for adolescents and young adults. Please see the Department of Adolescent Medicine website for more detail.
We are part of The Royal Children's Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia. Our key partners for Research and Education are the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and The University of Melbourne.
The Childhood to Adolescent Transition Study from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found a link between different types of electronic media and mental health among young children.
Adolescents failed by pollicies
The Centre for Adolescent Health is happy to host Prof. Linda Teplin who is visiting from Chicago. She is one of the main presenters at the Symposium which is on Friday the 28th October at Ella Latham Theatre from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 12th October 6:00pm onwards and
Tuesday 18th October 6:00pm onwards
“Young people are the world’s greatest untapped resource.” -UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon