Can an Innovative Early Years Program Improve Outcomes for Children Facing Extreme Adversity?

Melbourne Institute Virtual Colloquium

Dr Yi-Ping Tseng

Children who experience prolonged exposure to trauma and abuse early in life are set on a trajectory of diminished wellbeing. This colloquium will describe how an innovative Australian intervention targeted at vulnerable children, the Early Years Education Program (EYEP), has bought large improvements in their intellectual and social development.  Ideas for how EYEP might be replicated in other settings, and how the research findings can be used to inform future policy-making, will be presented.

This regularly held colloquium will showcase our projects and researchers. This is a forum that encourages discussion on how research insights should inform policy and practice. More information on the series is available here.