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:
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Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect
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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.
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Here is a super cool new website for young people around exam stress. It is an Australian website but a good tool for High School Students and even those doing uni.
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Changing Minds - Strengthening Self-Determination
Check out what's happening and available from The Werry Centre for Children and Adolescent Mental Health........
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Adolescent Health in the news
NZ Aids Foundation 11th August 2015:
The LYC website has been re-developed into a one-stop-shop for young gay and bisexual men, offering highly relevant and media-rich sexual health information.
Appropriate sexual education for young gay and bisexual men is non-existent in many New Zealand high schools, and the LYC website is designed to fill this void. Research tells us that, in the absence of relevant sexual education at school or at home, these young men are turning to the internet to learn about gay sex. Internet searches on mobile devices are an easy way to discreetly seek out such information – unfortunately this also means the sources are often porn, which isn’t always the healthiest or safest means of being educated.
Recognising that mobile is the primary device being used for accessing this knowledge, the new website has been designed first for mobile, with tablet and desktop versions being adapted from the mobile version.
The new LYC website, designed by Pitch Studio, pushes the educational value of the previous site even further, with greater engagement and a cutting-edge design. It gives gay and bisexual men what they need to equip themselves to be safe, with highly engaging imagery and videos.
Key elements are the instructional videos featuring real men, with topics such as how to have anal sex and how to put on a condom. These instructional videos are being viewed by 40 people per hour. Research shows that young gay and bisexual men respond well to real-world resources such as these.
The new website also includes relevant content for high-risk gay and bisexual men, with the popular ask a sexpert section answering visitors’ questions about HIV, undetectable viral load and PrEP.
LYC is for all gay and bisexual men, regardless of culture or background. However, we recognise that the voices and experiences of ethnic minorities can sometimes lack visibility in the gay community so the new website includes news, events and blogs that reflect our diverse Takatāpui, Pacific Island and Asian communities.
Novel methods to promote condom use for anal sex as a normal behaviour for young gay and bisexual men are needed now more than ever. For such HIV prevention resources to be successful, they must reflect the wants and needs of the target audience – something that has been front-of-mind in the development of the new website.
Check it out at www.loveyourcondom.co.nz!
Kia ora FANNZ
A few items to keep you up to speed as FASD Awareness Day on 9th September approaches. What do you have planned?
To mark September 9th FASD Awareness Day, join with Alcohol Healthwatch and the University of Auckland Centre for Addiction Research at the FASD Research and Policy Forum. RSVP is essential. For further details and to register…
FASD and Parenting Workshop
On September 10th those caring for a child, adolescent or adult with FASD are invited to attend an FASD Parenting Workshop in Albany Auckland. RSVP is essential. For registration details…
FASD Seminars with UK’s Dr Carolyn Blackburn Seminars
On September 16th in Auckland and 17th in Hamilton Dr Blackburn will address the social and educational implications of prenatal exposure to alcohol and other substances. Find out more...
FASD and poor support discussed on National Nine to Noon yesterday
Families and FASD experts want it to be classed as a disability so that services to diagnose and treat it, are better aligned and funded. The Radio NZ Nine to Noon National Programme, features caregivers with two fostered children with FASD and FASD consultant Dr Kerryn Bagley
Listen to the 23 minute discussion…__
Alcohol and pregnancy campaign discussed at GP conference
Watch the Interview on Youtube…
To learn more about the HPA’s Don’t know? Don’t Drink’ Campaign go to www.alcoholpregnancy.org
Justice for FASD
This Attitude Pictures MiniDoc aired on TV One last month
Watch the full episode now! http://attitudelive.com/documentary/justice-fasd
Ka kite ano
Health Promotion Advisor and FASD Project Coordinator
Level 1, 27 Gillies Ave, Newmarket, Auckland
*: P.O. Box 99407, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
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