Menzies Weekly Seminar


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Presenter:  Dr Vincent He

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Contact person:  Menzies Communications Team
T: 08 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus (also available on WebEx)

“The link between hearing impairment, child maltreatment and youth delinquency: A multi-agency data-linkage study”

Abstract: Chronic otitis media has been reported to be as high as 91% among Aboriginal children living in remote communities. If left untreated or not treated adequately, otitis media often results in conductive hearing loss, which reduces children’s exposure to language and delays language learning. Delayed language learning in early childhood, together with persistent hearing loss in middle childhood, may affect children’s ability to communicate with families and peers, which in turn increases their vulnerability to child maltreatment. This study used individual-level records from multiple agencies (i.e. health, education, child protection and justice) to investigate the association between hearing impairment (in early childhood), child maltreatment and youth delinquency for NT Aboriginal children living in remote communities. The findings of this study will have important implications for informing interagency collaboration in the provision of effective and culturally-responsive early intervention programmes to vulnerable children and families in the NT.

Biography: Vincent is a public health researcher and statistician at Menzies CCDE (Centre of Child Development and Education). He is currently working on life-course cohort studies using a large-scale, linked data for children and youth. His current research focus is on child protection and youth justice in the NT. Read more on our website.

Next Tuesday Seminar on June 18:

Dr Frances Cunningham | “Implementing B.strong across Queensland and evaluating the multiple health risk training program”.

  • The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public
  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
  • Information about the roster for presentations can be obtained from the communications team on 8946 8658 or communications@menzies.edu.au

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