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That’s what friends are for By Dr Paula Barrett Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the school wall – to see how your child copes in the rough and tumble of the playground? Are they popular? Do they get bullied? Do they “play nice” with the other kids? It’s natural for parents...
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friends lift confidence in children
Friends lift confidence in children From Courier Mail This is an article from the Courier Mail and it is about the the effects of the FRIENDS programs developed by Dr Paula Barrett. “THESE youngsters have come ahead in leaps and bounds – all with a little help from their friends. Once anxious in social situations, five-year-old Ashton...
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experts dr paula barrett
How the experts find their MOJO From Prevention Magazine This is an article from the Prevention Magazine and it is about how Dr Paula Barrett deals with her every day. “As a psychologist, I’m expected to be ‘up’ and happy all the time. But I’m only human; I have my challenging days, too. At times, it’s very difficult...
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kids no longer play away
Kids no longer play away From Courier Mail This is an article from The Courier Mail about anxiety in youngsters explained by Dr Paula Barrett. “A NEW study has found almost 50 per cent of kids don’t play every day, prompting an expert to warn of a generation of depressed and anxious youngsters. The study,...
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Xavier foundation supports kids From Village News This is an article about how the Xavier foundation supported the treatment for kids done by Dr Paula Barrett. “AUSTRALIA’S longest-running black-tie charity dinner has raised thousands of dollars from its 2009 event to go towards helping Australian school-age children, their families and school communities facing anxiety, depression or stress....
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Kids lost in busy lifestyle This is an article about Dr Paula Barrett talking about anxiety in kids’ current lifestyle. “Anxiety problem grows ONE in five Australian children is now suffering from anxiety disorder, thanks to modern essentials such as mobile phones and shopping centres, research shows. The fast-paced lifestyles of Australian children — – which...
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Celebrations This is an article about Dr Paula Barrett after she was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year. “Paula Barrett CHILD psychologist Paula Barrett says the key to being a successful woman is resilience. “It’s about falling over and getting up again and again,’ she said. Ms Barrett, 46, has earned international recognition for developing...
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Dr Paula Barrett’s Visit to Taiwan Take a look at some pictures of Dr Paula Barrett’s visit to Taiwan in 2009.
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The Queensland Principal Fun Friends
Fun Friends From The Queensland Principal This is an article about the need for scientifically validated resilience and anxiety programs explained by Dr Paula Barrett. “Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in childhood and adolescence affecting up to 21010 of all children and youth. This estimate indicates that 1 in 5 children and...
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Bouncing Back From Head2Head This is an article about resilience and social and emotional skills explained by Dr Paula Barrett. “A lending expert in the field of child and adolescent mental health provides us with tips on developing resilience and happiness in the young. Professor Paula Barrett (…) authored and implemented a program called Friends. The program runs in Australia...
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