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Middle years

Research confirms that early adolescence, or the middle years (from nine to 14 years), is a critical stage in children's development; a period in which major changes occur at multiple levels of a child’s life.

It is also a time during which some children begin to engage in various risk-taking activities and when established symptoms of mental health disorders begin to emerge.


Reports

Reports

Indicators of Wellbeing

The Commissioner has developed this practical online data resource to monitor and report on the wellbeing of WA’s children and young people.

School and learning consultation - Technical report

Speaking out about school and learning - The views of WA children and young people on factors that support their engagement in school and learning

Speaking out about school and learning - Summary report

Issues papers

Issues papers

Middle years

Policy briefs

Policy briefs

Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and health at school

Children and young people speak out about education and health at school

Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school

Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school

Submissions

Submissions

Submission to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, May 2008

Establishment of an Australian Youth Forum

More information

More information

Australian Child Wellbeing Project 2012 to 2015

Australia’s first major nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8 to 14 years.

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