All posts by Meg Dennison

Meg Dennison is a clinical psychologist and researcher who completed her PhD examining the relationships between brain development and mental illness during adolescence. She has worked clinically in a number of mental health settings, including youth mental health services, and, at Phoenix Australia: Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, she has contributed to the translation of the latest research findings into training programs for mental health clinicians responding to trauma. She is currently working as postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), where she will be exploring associations between stress, brain development and mental illness during adolescence.

Here’s another reason kids don’t belong in detention: trauma changes growing brains

A bill that would release the 112 children in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. The bill passed the Senate last week, but it could be rejected by a government-majority House. While it’s widely accepted that detention is bad for child asylum seekers, the long-term effects of that harm […]

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