The ATP continues to have a strong focus on fathers, and in particular the different ways men experience being a dad. The latest edition of the Australian Fatherhood Bulletin, released by The Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium convened by ATP researcher Dr Jacqui Macdonald, gives a voice to dads to convey their experiences of fathering. It … Continued
ATP Gen3 News
Download the 2019 ATP Newsletter Thanks to all of our ATP families for your continuing support. We wish you a safe and happy festive season and all the best for 2020! Generation 3 Update We are excited to announce that recruitment for our Gen3 study is finished! We now have close to 1200 children … Continued
This week, as part of the ATP Feature Article Series, we are highlighting some important findings from our Generation 2 cohort, who are now reaching 36 years of age. Summary In the present day, lots of the research into how to best raise healthy teenagers focuses on reducing risks for things like substance … Continued
In this edition of ATP Gen 3 Hot Spot, we hear from Dr Jacqui Macdonald, an ATP investigator from the Population Studies team. Jacqui’s research interests include a special focus on fathers’ wellbeing, and their role in children’s health and development. As well as being involved in the ATP, Jacqui also leads a study investigating … Continued
Download the 2018 ATP newsletter (PDF) ATP Generation 3 update We are excited to announce that recruitment for our Gen3 study is now 95% complete. By early 2019 we expect to have an impressive 1,200 Gen3 children and their families involved. This means that we will no longer be calling Gen2 participants to ask whether … Continued
Our ATP families may know that they are involved in a longitudinal cohort study – but what does this mean? This great article from The Conversation explains why following a group of people over time can help to address some of our biggest health problems.
Parenting is a tough gig! Recent findings from the latest Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll of 2000 Australian parents has found that many of them feel stressed, confused or overwhelmed about their child’s behaviour. It’s important for parents to remember they are not alone and that and perfection is an unrealistic goal. There are always strategies … Continued
ATP families span across three generations, with grandparents, parents, and young children all within our cohort. This ABC article highlights some great tips to keep looking after ourselves across the lifespan – right up to our 70’s and beyond!
This World Mental Health Day, we’re sharing some great resources to help us all work towards positive mental health and wellbeing. Smiling Mind is a free mindfulness training program designed for adults and children aged 7 years and up, and is supported by Prof Frank Oberklaid – one of the founding investigators of the ATP … Continued
New findings from the ‘Parenting Today in Victoria’ study shows that one in five fathers have experienced depression or anxiety since having children. In this article from The Conversation, ‘Parenting Today in Victoria’ researcher Dr Catherine Wade calls for more research into Australian fathers, and discusses how fathers’ mental health impacts their children’s growth and development.