Sleeping Sound in Adolescence (2020–2025)
Sleeping Sound in Adolescence is a research project about sleep in adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Sleep difficulties are common for teens with ADHD, including difficulties going to bed, falling asleep, staying asleep, and being tired in the morning. Sleeping Sound is a brief treatment program for sleep problems. This project aims to see whether the program helps to improve sleep, as well as wellbeing and daily functioning, in adolescents with ADHD.
Building Resilience in Children and Young People
The Building Resilience in Children and Young People initiative was developed by the Inner Eastern Melbourne region of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, formerly the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide trauma-informed therapeutic care and supports to young people living in out of home care.
It aims to promote their resilience, enhance their overall wellbeing and reduce the risk that their behaviours of concern will translate to criminalisation. Information to inform recommendations has been sought via quantitative and qualitative data including psychometric assessment instruments, administrative data, questionnaires, individual interviews and focus groups. Deakin researchers have led the mixed methods evaluation of two components of this program: