This systematic review focuses on the quantitative data on the mental health and well-being of young carers under age 18 from 1162 unique studies. The review provides insights into the quality of evidence in this area and has recommendations for future research focusing on health outcomes.
What works to improve young children’s social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing?
Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) and Emerging Minds have released this rapid evidence review identifying prevention and early intervention programs that effectively improve the social, emotional and behavioural health of children under 5 years of age at risk of poor outcomes. The review found that parenting programs are promising due to their ability to address multiple risk factors and their likely capacity to be delivered flexibly according to the needs and preferences of families and practitioners. The findings provide guidance for practitioners regarding which programs are most effective to address different types of risk factors.