- May 2016: The CATS team is super excited to be launching our new facebook page! Please like our page to stay up to date with everything CATS!
- May 2016: Dr Lisa Mundy, the CATS Project Manager, presented a poster and gave a talk at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting in Baltimore,USA! See here for more information!
- March 2016: Our Project Director Professor George Patton was interviewed about CATS for the Weekend Australian Magazine in The Australian! Click here or check our publications page for the article.
- January 2016: ANNOUNCEMENT! CATS is excited to announce that we are again planning to catch up with all of our famillies in 2016! This will be the first year of high school (grade 7) for our participating students. We are really excited to hear about how our participating students and famillies are going during this period of transition, and we wish you all the best for your start to high school!
- December 6th 2015: An article has been written on CATS in the Sunday Age! You can read the article here or check out our publications page for more info.
- December 3rd 2015: Our project manager, Lisa, recently presented at the Society for Mental Health Research Conference in Brisbane. See our presentations page for more info!
- Nov 24th 2015: Three CATS and iCATS papers have been published this year! Check out our publications page for more info.
- Nov 12th-13th 2015: Our project manager, Lisa Mundy, presentated at the Australian Association of Adolescent Health conference. See here for more information!
- Nov 13th 2015: CATS reunion! All previous and current CATS team members got together recently to celebrate CATS getting to the end of primary school! This is a huge achievement and something we couldn't have achieved without everyone's contribution!
- Oct 2015: After receiving some funding from the Department of Education and Training, CATS will be completing an interview with our CATS schools around the strategies they adopt to facilitate a successful transition into high school. This is really exciting and novel work and something we're excited about embarking on here at CATS!
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The Truth About CATS
Want to know what CATS is all about? In the video below, our special reporter Katy Rummage visits Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at The Royal Children's Hospital to find out the truth about CATS.
Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS) - A unique study of children approaching adolescence!
The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS) is a longitudinal study of children in Melbourne as they move into high school and approach adolescence. This is the first study to look at a population sample of children with this focus!
The main focus of the study is on health and emotional development in the middle years of school; looking at the experiences of children and their families, the changing social context as they move into secondary school, consequences this may have on academic outcomes and their reactions to biological changes of puberty.
CATS aims to improve our understanding of the many influences on the health and emotional adjustment of children as they approach their teens. Information collected as part of this large study will help to identify when and how to promote the best health and emotional adjustment in pre-teens.
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