Author: Vicki Russell

Achieving Gender Equality Requires Placing Adolescents at the Center

Blum RW, Boydon J, Erulkar A, Kabiru C & Wilopo S (June 2019) ‘Achieving Gender Equality Requires Placing Adolescents at the Center. Journal of Adolescent Health (June 2019) Volume 64, Issue 6, Pages 691–693. Authors write: To achieve gender equality, we need to redefine the problem as a “gender,” not women’s and girls’, issue. And the […]

Funding football programs is not suicide prevention

National Indigenous Times (7 May 2019) OPINION: ‘Funding football programs is not suicide prevention’ This article was first published in The Australian on the 19th April as ‘Sick Heart of a Generation’. It has been republished here with the permission of Dr Tracy Westerman. Dr Tracy is a proud Njamal woman from the Pilbara region of […]

Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among special subpopulations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Svetlana Popova, Shannon Lange. Kevin Shield. Larry Burd & Jürgen Rehm (4 Mar 2019) ‘Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among special subpopulations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis’. Addiction  Authors findings: FAS and FASD prevalence rates were collated for the following five subpopulations: children in care, correctional, special education, specialized clinical and Aboriginal populations. The […]

Canadian study identifies five most vulnerable groups for FASD

National Post (Apr 2019) ‘Canadian study identifies five most vulnerable groups for FASD’. The study identified five high-prevalence groups: children in care; people in correctional service custody; people in special education services; people using specialized services for developmental disabilities or psychiatric care; and Indigenous populations.