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Adolescent ED Visits for Self-Harm Increase Self-harm among adolescents is growing, according to a study published in Pediatrics, that gathered information using the National Trauma Data Bank, looking at patients ages 10 to 18 from 2009 to 2012. Results showed ED visits for self-inflicted injury increased from 1.1% in 2009 to 1.6% in 2012. Self-inflicted firearm visits decreased from 27.3% in 2009 to 21.9% in 2012. The most common mechanism in males was firearm (34.4%) and in females, cut/pierce at 48%. (Nurses.com, 7/28)
Eating Disorders Five Times More Prevalent in Transgender College Students, Study Finds
We are excited to announce applications for the Vodafone World of Difference Fellowship 2015 is open and due to close August 14th 2015! Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity.
The Vodafone World of Difference Fellowship is a ‘step up’ opportunity; a chance for an experienced youth health and development practitioner to invest a year in professional or personal development that will enhance their leadership capability, and contribute to sector capability, practice or policy. It is a leadership development grant of $90,000, which will contribute to more young people (aged 12-24 years) engaged in meaningful learning.
Developed in 2010, the Vodafone NZ Foundation has now supported five World of Difference Fellows looking into rural youth health needs, youth justice, youth governance, youth mentoring and alternative education tutoring.
The Vodafone Foundation has invested over $18.5 million in the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand over the past 11 years, through initiatives such as World of Difference.
Click here for more information and how to apply!
Stephen Bell All of the young people who took part in the pilot for our newest e-service offering, GoMobile, saw a reduction in anxiety and depression by the end of the programme.
Txt based counselling programme
GoMobile is all about choice, flexibility and confidentiality. It's a ten week text counselling programme designed specifically for young people with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression.
For further information http://www.collaborative.org.nz/
Community Investment Update
Investing together for stronger communities
Update on ImproveIT Workshops
Please note: This message is for MSD-funded providers and confirms detail of the Infoxchange workshops previewed in the recent issue of Community Investment Update.
We apologise for any inconvenience if you are not the intended recipient.
ImproveIT Workshops – registrations now open
MSD-funded providers are invited to register their interest in attending ImproveIT workshops being run as part of the Capability Investment Resource (CIR) programme of work.
Infoxchange is running a series of ImproveIT good practice workshops over the next twelve months to help MSD-funded organisations select and implement client/case management systems (CMS). The dates for these workshops have now been confirmed.
The workshops are designed for small to medium organisations (i.e., with less than 40 staff using the system). Those most likely to benefit from attendance are the organisation manager and/or the person responsible for selecting a CMS and/or the person responsible for service delivery.
The first three hour workshop will provide participants with:
The workshops are also designed to be a useful forum to help build connections with nearby organisations, encouraging peer support and collaboration across the sector.
There are four workshops in the series – each builds on the information previously covered, so it is important that organisations signing up are able to commit to attending all four workshops.
Organisations should be aware that the workshops are not linked to future funding opportunities from the Capability Investment Resource.
To register your interest please email the registration contact (listed in the table below) for the workshop you wish to attend. Please include the name of your organisation, name and position of attendee(s), email address and contact phone number. Please note this is a registration request only - based on availability the contact for your area will either confirm your registration or offer you a place on the waiting list.
Dates and registration details:
*Email your registration request to:
Tuesday 15 September
Friday 20 November
Thursday 17 September
Thursday 19 November
Wednesday 16 September
Wednesday 18 November
Thursday 3 September
Thursday 12 November
Wednesday 2 September
Wednesday 11 November
Tuesday 8 September
Tuesday 10 November
Friday 11 September
Friday 13 November
Friday 4 September
Friday 6 November
* Please use the subject line ‘ImproveIT workshop registration request’ and provide the following:
Once your registration request has been received the contact for your area will either confirm your registration or ask if you wish to be put on a waitlist.
**Workshops in Dunedin and Nelson are funded with the support of the Tindall Foundation.