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Book Launch: Growing Up Fast and Furious: Reviewing the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children

 

 

BookLaunchJune2012

Psychologist and influential author Prof Steve Biddulph described Growing Up Fast and Furious at its launch on 20 June 2012 as "the definitive book" to review the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children. Co-editors Dr Wayne Warburton and Dr Danya Braunstein were congratulated at the Parliament House launch sponsored by the Honourable Greg Donnelly MLC. NSW Attorney General, the Hon. Greg Smith SC MP, introduced the book, which features chapters by nine experts in the field and grew out of a conference held by the Children and Families Research Centre and the Australian Council on Children and the Media in 2010. Growing Up Fast and Furious is published by The Federation Press (rrp $39.95)

 

BookLaunchJune 2012_4

Dr Wayne Warburton and Dr Danya Braunstein - Editors, Introduced by: The Hon Greg Smith SC MP, the Attorney General of NSW and Launched by: Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW and Professor Steve Biddulph Sponsored by: The Hon Greg Donnelly MLC

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Prof Janet Greeley
The Hon Greg Smith

 

Prof Steve Biddulph
Dr Wayne Warburton
Dr Danya Braunstein

Maxine McKew MP Member for Bennelong and Kate Ellis, Minister for early childhood Education, childcare and youth

On Thursday 12th August Kate Ellis MP Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth and Maxine McKew MP visited IEC, CFRC and Mia Mia.

Photo L-R: Director, Children and Families Research Centre, Professor Jennifer Bowes, Minister for Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth Kate Ellis, Minister for Bennelong Maxine McKew MP and Deputy Director Children and Families Research Centre Dr Wayne Warburton

Photo L-R: Director, Children and Families Research Centre, Professor Jennifer Bowes, Minister for Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth Kate Ellis, Minister for Bennelong Maxine McKew MP and Deputy Director Children and Families Research Centre Dr Wayne Warburton

Book Launch

Book launch with Professor Jennifer Bowes, Professor Janet Greeley and Dr Rebekah Grace

Left to right: Professor Jennifer Bowes, Professor Janet Greeley and Dr Rebekah Grace

A launch was held at the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop 
in November 2008 for the book Children, Families and Communities: Contexts and Consequences. (3rd Edition), edited by Prof Jennifer Bowes, Director of CFRC and Dr Rebecca Grace, a CFRC postdoctoral fellow with chapters by many CFRC members. The book was launched by Ms Ginie Udy, Chief Executive Officer of SDN Children's  services and a member of CFRC's Management Board. The Dean of Human Sciences Professor Janet Greeley officially opened the proceedings. Children, Families and Communities explores the inter-connections between children, their families and the communities in which they live. It argues for a model that always sees children and their development within their cultural, social and physical contexts.

This book proposes a multi-directional model of influence, as children are seen as being both influenced by and active in influencing the people and places around them. The book explores a range of issues that impact upon the contexts in which Australian children are growing including disability, ethnicity, family, school and neighbourhoods (including urban, rural and remote communities). State interventions and policies are discussed. This new edition has been revised and updated to incorporate the latest research and information and includes chapters on important  contemporary issues such as child health and activity levels, and refugee children in Australia. It is an informative text for anybody interested in children, families and social policy.

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