Talking children: Supporting rural children’s communication development in the early years

Prize: GrantSuccessful


Adverse childhood experiences (ACES) have been associated with far-reaching detrimental outcomes and identified as the “greatest public health crisis of our time”. The link between ACES and language development has been established but has not be explored in the Australian context. In particular, no research exists regarding the intersection of ACES and language development in rural Australian children (including refugee children being resettled in rural areas), who are significant risk of ACES including natural disaster, socioeconomic disparities, access to services. The purpose of this mixed-methods research is to implement and evaluate support for children’s communication development in rural Australian communities.
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsCharles Sturt University, Australia