• 16 Sep 2015 9:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NEW SEXUAL HEALTH WEBSITE TO REACH AT-RISK NZ YOUTH

    A new online resource of sexual health information has been launched to bring much-needed information and education to the New Zealand public, and in particular, at-risk youth.

    Designed with young people in mind, the JUST THE FACTS website aims to dispel myths and provide simple, up-to-date information about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and related issues to target those at most risk. Research indicates that Maori and Pasifica aged under 25 years have a disproportionate burden of STIs within the NZ population.

  • 16 Sep 2015 8:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Youth Mental Health Project - Update

    The Youth Mental Health Project is implementing 26 initiatives designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. The project, aimed at 12- to 19-year-olds, is provided through families and communities, schools, health services and is also online.

    This update includes some of the health services which may help health professionals assist young people.

    Kiwis Craving Advice to Support Troubled Young People

    Common Ground, a dedicated website for those helping troubled young people is part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project and developed with collaboration from the Mental Health Foundation, Youthline, Skylight, Innovate Change and Curative.

    Dr Theresa Fleming, University of Auckland Psychological Medicine senior lecturer and youth mental health advocate, said the new research showed that communities really want to help.

    “Mental health is not just up to the experts. If family, friends and communities reach out, then no-one needs to struggle alone. This research highlights that Kiwis do care, and with a little info and support all of us can make a difference.”

    • Community upskilling essential say experts and three quarters of Kiwis
    • 8 in 10 said information, tools and tips make a difference in ability to help
    • Common Ground website NZ’s only resource dedicated to informal supporters

  • 14 Sep 2015 9:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Counties Manukau DHB: 

    Child & Youth Health Resource & Information Service

    View our latest newsletter 

    Newsletter_Vol_16_3_Sep_2015.pdf

  • 14 Sep 2015 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I’m a researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, with a particular interest in the well-being of young women.  I hope that through better understanding problems and the ways young women cope with them, it will be easier to offer services and support that can help.

    My current project is: ‘Factors implicated in young women’s self-harm: Risk, resilience and recovery’.  This research is on risk and resilience in young women and I’m trying to recruit young women (15-25) to take part in interviews. The exact content of the interviews is flexible, but I’m interested in talking to young women who might be considered to be ‘at risk’, to talk about how young women deal with problems/risks, coping skills etc.   (This current project is NOT an evaluation of a specific service; more of an exploration of how young women deal with problems in their lives, what works currently, and how things could be improved in general). I am needing to complete interviews by early December. Interviews are taking place in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch. 

    Please contact Cate Curtis for further information.

    Several documents are attached:

    • a little more information about my background (‘Info for services’)
    • a flyer for possible participants in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch (the latter could also be used for Dunedin and Wellington), which gives just the key information they need to know to capture their interest, and
    • a more detailed information sheet, to help them decide whether to take part (this would usually be sent to them by me after they’ve made an initial enquiry, but you might find it useful too, in deciding whether you’re supportive of this research, or so that you have more information for possible participants). 

    If you’re willing to display the flyers but don’t want to have any other engagement, I understand how busy people are these days, and I’d be very grateful for any assistance that you can give.

    Risk and Recovery Research Info for Services.pdf

    Risk and Recovery Research Participant Info Hamilton.pdf

    Risk_and_Recovery_Research_Flyer_-_Christchurch.pdf

    Risk_and_Recovery_Research_Flyer_-_Hamilton.pdf

    Risk_and_Recovery_Research_Flyer_Auckland.pdf

    Dr Cate Curtis

    School of Psychology

    University of Waikato


  • 04 Sep 2015 8:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • All feedback welcome, please email to admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz or ring Gabi on 636-0351
    • Chinese Families Autism Support Group meeting, 15 September 9:30am till 1:00pm, Social Room, Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland - topic: Transition from School to Community
    • Steptember! Raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Society
    • Smallfield Holiday Programme in Three Kings for young adults and adolescents with special needs
    • Education Legal Issues – seminars coming up in September!
    • Achieve 2B Survey - A new Charitable Trust known as Achieve 2B is an inspiring intercultural exchange program for young people with disabilities
    • Individualised Funding (IF) Including Respite Seminars
    • Squoodles – “buddy tags” child safety alarms
    • Work & Income Support Seminars 15 October and 21 October
    • Children’s Autism Foundation “Hands on” workshops and “Dealing with Autism” workshops
    • TePou “Let's get real disability” - consumer workshop invitation, Albany 9 October 10am to 1pm
    • Imagine Better Discussion Assemblies 9 & 10 November in Auckland – ‘Connections, Community, Citizenship’
    • Plus lots of newsletters and articles from other organisations


    e-bulletin 31 August 2015 - PDF format

  • 04 Sep 2015 8:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Publish your research methodology as a case study with SAGE!

    Would you be interested in publishing a peer-reviewed case study about your experience of conducting research in the fields of Health, Nursing or Social Care?

    SAGE is looking for authors to write about real research practice: the highs and lows, challenges and rewards of planning and carrying out research in these areas. We are looking for submissions from academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students!

    Cases will be published on SAGE Research Methods, our award winning online platform.  Our existing case collection is available in universities worldwide, including Ivy League schools and top research institutions.

    We’re currently commissioning case studies in the Social Sciences and Nursing to join the more than 500 case studies already live on the platform. 

    Find out more


  • 01 Sep 2015 12:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    New competence review process
         

    A new process was introduced at the beginning of July for nurses referred to the Nursing Council for reviews of their competence to practise.

    The new review process aims to better assess if nurses meet the required standards of competence for their scopes of practice and, if not, whether they require further knowledge, skills and/or a period of supervision to assist them to practise competently.

    The major change is the introduction of simulated practice scenarios as an assessment tool.

    READ MORE


  • 31 Aug 2015 11:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What's happening out there across the sectors for Youth?

    • Health
    • Disability
    • Education
    • Employment
    • Youth Justice
    • Communities
    Share your stories..............celebrate youth centred successes

  • 31 Aug 2015 11:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Life changing experiences for Youth with Disabilities.

    Click here to read more

  • 31 Aug 2015 11:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Why this is called the ‘State of Care’ report. Care has many meanings. Children in the formal custody of the State are “in care.” This report is partly about the state of the care and services they receive. Care also has a more general meaning: to protect someone and provide for their needs. This report is also about how well the State cares for all vulnerable children in this more general sense. CYF plays a lead role in delivering both of these functions. 

    Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi. 

    Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

    Click here for the report

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