• 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




    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.


  • 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

  • 31 Aug 2015 11:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We’ve had four new funds set up with ACF.  The Youthfund is a youth led fund to support and promote youth leadership and initiatives. A new giving group, the Better Beginnings Collective Fund is underway (more from them in the future). Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund has come under ACF’s wing, which is really exciting and will be a long term role in enabling the continuance of Auckland Zoo’s internationally regarded Conservation work. Finally the Rua & Clarrie Stevens Charitable Trust is now part of ACF, with well-known philanthropists Lee & Penny Stevens continuing the 45 years history of family philanthropy with ACF’s support. Click here to read more.

    Hilary Sumpter
    Chief Executive Officer

  • 20 Aug 2015 8:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to the Disability Connect e-bulletin for week beginning 17th August 2015. Click on the link below to access the e-bulletin and read about:

    • Transition Expo – another huge success this year – bigger than ever before with 370 families visiting! Please contact us with any feedback you might have and keep an eye out for our attendee’s survey in the next e-bulletin
    • Education Legal Issues – a new round of these seminars in September in Auckland
    • Individualised Funding including Respite – Another round of these popular seminars starting August in Auckland
    • Children’s Autism “Sensory Processing Workshops” 22nd and 23rd August – Disability Connect will be presenting as well – book now!
    • Special Education Update Forum 27th August – further meetings in Auckland, open to parents
    • Nike’s new shoe for disabilities
    • Community Inclusion workshops with Ric Thompson in August/September – brought to you by Imagine Better
    • Plus lots of updated Scoop articles and bulletins from other disability organisations

     e-bulletin 17 August 2015 - PDF format

    Lisa Martin
    Disability Connect
    Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect
    09 636 0351
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    CC21603 – is a registered charitable entity in terms of the Charities Act 2005.

    Vision: Disabled people and their families are able to lead the lives they desire.
    Mission: To empower disabled people and their families through leading social change.
    Core Value:Respecting and supporting choice.

  • 18 Aug 2015 6:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nurses - making the difference in Healthcare

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