Most of the time, what stands in peoples’ way of finding a job is neither a lack of will nor a lack of skills. Rather, it is insufficient information about options or sheer hopelessness. To invest in labour markets means to invest in people, which in turn requires to focus on their needs.
An International Seminar on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Finnish and Global Perspectives
Researchers from the University of Turku and the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology investigated the role of grandmothers in preventing childhood mortality from infectious diseases in 18th and 19th century Finland. According to the study, grandmothers decreased all-cause and cause-specific mortality of children.
New Psychiatric Diagnoses among Finnish Children and Adolescents Increased by Nearly a Fifth After First Pandemic Phase
According to a new study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the amount of new psychiatric diagnoses by Finnish specialist services increased by nearly a fifth among children and adolescents in Finland after the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The diagnoses increased particularly among females, adolescents and those living in the Helsinki region, which had the highest COVID-19 rates and tightest restrictions when compared to the rest of the country.
The Jumeira Baccalaureate School in Dubai has recently joined the KiVa antibullying community.
Children who bullied others at the age of 8–9 have higher hazard for committing violent offences by the age of 31. This was shown in a Finnish Nationwide Birth Cohort Study conducted at the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, Finland.
A large international study found that on average 31.4% of adolescents reported feeling unsafe at school in 13 European and Asian countries. The result revealed inequality in securing a safe educational environment for students across countries.
Highly Educated Finns Most Likely to Have Two Children – Both Childlessness and Greater Number of Children Increasingly Common among Lower Educated Finns
Lifetime childlessness as well as greater numbers of children among the low- or medium-educated Finns is tied to changes in partnerships.
Mental Health Service Use for Children and Young People Were Reduced Over a Fourth in the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic
A recently published extensive systematic review showed a 28% reduction in mental health service use in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic among children and young people. Reductions were mainly recorded for ED visit due to mental health issues for which the services reduced on average by 40%.
Lucy Bowes is one of the top researchers in the field of Developmental Psychopathology. In INVEST, her key responsibilities include student mentoring and lectures.