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Neurodevelopmental impairment amongst youth in juvenile detention

Ground-breaking Banksia Hill Project found unprecedented levels of severe neurodevelopmental impairment amongst sentenced youth.

A Telethon Kids research team led by Professor Carol Bower and Clinical Associate Professor Raewyn Mutch spent two years working with more than 100 young people aged between 10-17 years who were incarcerated in Western Australia’s only youth detention facility, Banksia Hill Detention Centre.

A paper detailing the team’s findings was published in the BMJ Open.

2nd Australasian FASD Conference

Our Science, Our Stories

The FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence looks forward to welcoming health, education, justice and disability professionals; parents and carers; policy makers and the research community to the 2nd Australasian FASD Conference in Perth

  • 20 November 2018 Pre-conference workshops
  • 21 - 22 November 2018 Conference

Abstracts will open in late March and close at the end of April


FASD rates in incarerated youth

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