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ECU’s Child Health Promotion Research Centre receives state-wide recognition

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Congratulations to staff from ECU’s Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC), who were announced as the winners of the Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards; Curtin University of Technology Research and Education Category for their work in bullying prevention research at an awards breakfast at the Parmelia Hilton on Tuesday, 12 October.

An initiative of the Western Australia Mental Health Commission, the Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards recognise outstanding individuals, groups and organisations that foster leadership, innovation and continuous improvement with regards to mental health in Western Australia.

The Centre, established in 2004, was recognised for their extensive and innovative research into school bullying, and the development of school-based prevention and intervention programs.

Current large-scale research projects include a world-first trial to reduce cyber-bullying in adolescents, the development of parent education resource materials to reduce cyber-bullying, and a project focused on building school capacity to reduce social aggression among students.

Previous research projects include Friendly Schools; Friendly Schools Friendly Families; Supportive Schools; Childhood Aggression Prevention and Solid Kids Solid Schools, which all work with schools and local communities to reduce bullying among school-aged children.

Head of the CHPRC, Associate Professor Margaret Hall, is pleased to accept the award.

“This award is acknowledgement of the Centre’s bullying prevention research to enhance child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing through family, school and community-based projects.”

For more information on the CHPRC research programs, visit the CHPRC website.


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