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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.
Frequency of alcohol consumption in adolescent years is just as likely as binge drinking and problem drinking, to predict alcohol related problems in adulthood.
Professor Susan Sawyer was delighted to be a guest speaker at the Kenya Paediatric Association annual scientific conference in Mombasa in late April.
Men with histories of adolescent and young adult common mental disorders were 4x more likely to experience mental health problems during their partner’s pregnancy.
The latest RCH National Child Health Poll focused on understanding parent’s knowledge, attitudes and experiences related to bullying and their child/adolescent. Read more here.
We will soon farewell Andrea Krelle who has spent a total of 16 years at the Centre for Adolescent Health, a period in which she has demonstrated remarkable versatility. Following her initial career in teaching she switched to health education, first working with the Centre for Adolescent Health in a drug education role within the … Continued