Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Prevention Science Network

About the Network

The Prevention Science Network (PSN) provides a forum for people interested in prevention to share their experience and knowledge, identify needs for further development of the field, and plan collaborative activities.

The PSN promotes and supports evidence-based prevention and early intervention to enhance the future health, development and wellbeing of Australian children and youth. Its interests include both systemic and programmatic approaches to prevention.

The Advocacy Network is a sub-network of the PSN and engages in pro-active and reactive advocacy to ensure the health and wellbeing of Australia's children and youth is the primary consideration of existing and future policies and programs.

The PSN aims to:

  • Contribute to the science of prevention
  • Build capacity in prevention science across the research, policy and practice communities
  • Advocate for prevention science as a responsible and cost-effective approach to advancing developmental wellbeing.

The lead convenors of the PSN are Prof John Toumbourou, CEO, Communities that Care, Dr Sophie Havighurst, Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Ms Elly Robinson, Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

For further information, contact the Network coordinator.

Join the ​PSN

To join the LSN, all you need to do is apply to become an ARACY Individual Member. On the membership application you can specify which Network(s) you wish to be a part of.

If you are already an ARACY Individual Member, please email us to request to join the PSN.

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