Support for child welfare and health studies

SWIRLS researchers Associate Professor Kris Natalier and Dr Carmela Bastian were awarded $87,628 in the The Channel 7 Research Foundation annual grant giving program, announced by CRF Ambassador and 7NEWS Adelaide presenter Rosanna Mangiarelli and South Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael Cusack at a ceremony on 28th October 2021.

The CRF independent research committee, chaired by Flinders University Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health Kevin Forsyth, reviewed 97 expressions of interest for the latest round of grants, with 19 projects selected from 42 projects invited to submit a full grant application. The successful project is ‘Supporting children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) through developing a child-informed, child-centred practice approach in DFV shelters’.

In its 45-year history, the CRF not-for-profit foundation has channelled almost $42 million (in today’s dollars) to support close to 1000 research projects into children’s health, education and welfare in South Australia.

Particular emphasis in the grant assessment process is given to research with a focus on improving child protection, mental health, reducing obesity and understanding the impacts that social determinants have on a child’s health and development.

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