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Behaviour and emotional problems (also known as mental health problems) affect 1 in 7 Australian children. These problems include aggression, disobedience, anxiety, social withdrawal and depression. Around 50% of preschool children's problems continue through the childhood years. The Toddlers Without Tearsprogram aimed to prevent children from developing behaviour and emotional problems in the first place. It led on to our next major trial, Families in Mind.
The study started with a successful pilot in 2002 in Moonee Valley; then took place in six Melbourne local government areas of Greater Geelong, Glen Eira, Kingston, Maribyrnong, Nillumbik Shire, and Stonnington.
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Dr Jordana Bayer
Dr Harriet Hiscock
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The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.