Sven Silburn

Professor Silburn is a national leader in clinical, epidemiological and evaluative research in child development and education, youth mental health and suicide prevention. Over the past 10 years he has been a chief investigator on research grants totalling over $35m and an author of 75 scientific publications and reports.

Context, diversity and engagement: early intervention with Australian aboriginal families in urban and remote contexts

The intervention is an adaptation of an 8- to 10-week, manualised parenting programme designed for four- to six-year-old children with behavioural difficulties. It was implemented for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in urban Darwin and for Aboriginal children in three communities of the Tiwi Islands...

Let's Start: Exploring Together - an early intervention program for Northern Territory children and families

The Let’s Start project was a trial to implement the Exploring Together Preschool Program (ETPP) in the Northern Territory (NT) for managing behaviour problems in Indigenous and other children. Children from four to six years old whose behaviour was a concern were referred to Let’s...

Community learning for parenthood

In addition to the obvious benefits of early child development for improving the life-chances of individual children, the promotion of early human development is increasingly recognised as benefiting communities and society through longer-term gains in population health, educational outcomes and opportunities for social, civic and...

Introducing the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children has been funded as part of the Department of Family and Community Services Stronger Families and Communities Strategy , which aims to establish new partnerships to strengthen families and communities and develop and deliver solutions at a local level...