• 25 Aug 2016 7:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kia ora koutou and welcome to the July edition of the YCAP newsletter.

    This month a group of us from the Ministries of Justice, Education and Social Development ventured south from Wellington to meet with people from Ashburton and Christchurch Youth Offending Teams.

    There is some great work going on in both places. Ashburton has an advanced draft action plan in place, setting out tangible, realistic, and relevant goals for their community. We also heard about an exciting event they’ve run – you can find out more information below.

    Christchurch has finished most of the actions they had in last year’s plan and we had a successful session to start drafting this year’s plan. Thanks for welcoming us down and ka pai!

    As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about this newsletter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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  • 25 Aug 2016 7:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Manukau Institute Technology (Auckland) Courses for young people

    Open for September 2016

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  • 29 Jul 2016 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Some of the members of a CYF Youth Panel, which advised Social Development Minister Anne Tolley, talk about the care they needed, but often didn't get from CYF. Stuff spoke with Karlee Symonds, Monique Goodhew, Shine Thompson, Tupua Urlich and Zak Quor for the Faces of Innocents project.

    They've suffered at the hands of their families, and the state. But the experiences of a group of former "CYF Kids" are helping shape a new system. Stacey Kirk met them for the Faces of Innocents project

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  • 25 Jul 2016 11:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.

    In This Issue: Boys & Men of Color |

    Quality | Child Well-Being 

    Adolescent Health

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  • 25 Jul 2016 11:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Emcare July Update I Why do a CPR course?

    When delivering our courses, we hear from Health Professionals who have done a number of CPR courses over the years, and who feel forced to attend a course. No matter how many courses you do, you can never be too prepared for an emergency - and these often occur outside of your workplace.


    This link will take you to a video that screened on Seven Sharp recently http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/dad-s-life-saving-cpr-after-finding-toddler-face-down-in-pond-video-6478885

    It features a father who had to perform CPR on his daughter after finding her face down in a pond. Not something any of us would want to deal with, however this highlights that perhaps CPR should be viewed as a life skill, rather than something compulsory.

    Online Tests.

    Online testing
    Many thanks to those of you who have taken time to do the online tests and send us feedback about them. They have been a work in progress, and we have managed to incorporate most of your suggestions into them. Why not give them a go if you have some downtime? They can be accessed at http://www.emcare.co.nz/resources/course-resources

    Tip of the month
    This months top tip is from Philippe Gianni - a dentist at Lumino Ponsonby in Auckland. We give out algorithms on courses, and if you are not sure where to keep them, simply use Philippes' tip - attach them to the back of pictures that you have in your surgery/practice. They are out of sight when not needed, and if you do need them simply turn the picture over!

    Stay dry, warm and safe
    The team at Emcare - Saving Lives Made Simple

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  • 25 Jul 2016 11:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The College of Child and Youth Nurse of NZ is having a one day conference in Tauranga, the day before the Paediatric Society ASM.  Please open here for details.

    Abstracts are open for submission until July 31st 2016

  • 25 Jul 2016 11:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Auckland Communities Foundation set to build on recent growth

    A leadership change at Auckland Communities Foundation (ACF) paves the way for its continued growth as the premier donor service provider for private philanthropy in Auckland. Whilst the Board of ACF is sorry to lose outgoing CEO Hilary Sumpter, it is condfident that newly appointed Chief Executive, Dellwyn Stuart, will quickly build on the progress the organisation has made.
    Dellwyn joins ACF on 1 August 2016, replacing Hilary who has led the foundation through a period of significant growth during the last three years. The new CEO has a thirty-year career spanning corporate and private business roles, the NFP sector and revitalising and leading a major grant-making foundation. Her most recent experience includes trustee roles for Philanthropy New Zealand, the Project Crimson Trust and Cure Kids, Executive Directorship with the Stevenson Foundation, and a year as Interim CEO at Cure Kids.

    In appointing Dellwyn, the Board of ACF recognised her combination of leadership experience and expertise in bringing people and resources together to solve issues that affect the lives of others. Board Chairman Geoff Clews said that,

    “Dellwyn will bring to the role very strong commercial and strategic skills, together with a high regard for authenticity, transparency and collaboration. She thrives on a fast pace and believes a strong community with shared goals are at the heart of success. She will build that both within the organisation and amongst our community of donors. The Board is really enthusiastic at her appointment and can’t wait to begin working with her.”

    The appointment of a new CEO follows other positive changes at ACF, which increase its capacity and capability in the Auckland philanthropic sector. A new Philanthropy Services Manager, Lettie Bright has joined the team, having worked for nearly seven years in the relationships team at Oxfam New Zealand.  Prior to that she worked at the Auckland University Business School whilst also studying. 
    Dellwyn Stuart and Lettie Bright join ACF at a period of immense growth. ACF has trebled in size over the past three years, with a focus on working with generous Aucklanders who, as donors, are keen to make a difference in their communities. Clews observed,
    “Both Dellwyn and Lettie are a great fit for ACF. Our management team are looking forward to working with them to build on the growth of the past three years.”

    On a personal note, outgoing CEO Hilary Sumpter said,
    “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at ACF and I’ve met some amazing people; especially our donors who care so much about Auckland, and allow us the privilege of helping them with their giving.  One of the richest parts of my role has been introducing donors to charities that are really making a difference.  Then I get to call the charity back and let them know they’re going to be given a donation by one of our donors – it’s a truly gratifying moment. That’s something that I am sure ACF’s new CEO will find equally gratifying. The Foundation is still maturing and it will be exciting to see it develop in the years to come, and have an increasing impact in the community.”

    Dellwyn and the ACF team is supported by a board that cares deeply about Auckland and the communities foundation model. Chairman Geoff Clews said,
    “Recent additions to the board are Pete Elderkin, Suneil Connor and Amokura Panoho. Pete is a General Manager/Chief Financial Officer with prior roles at Department of Conservation, NZ Football and MOTAT. Suneil is a senior manager at KPMG and specialises in rapidly growing businesses and Amokura comes from a background in Māori economic development with leadership roles for the Department of Labour and Auckland Council. They are already contributing greatly to ACF’s work.”
    With these changes Auckland Communities Foundation is set to continue to make a lasting and positive contribution to the growth of private philanthropy in Auckland and will continue to champion long-term, sustainable progress in the key areas challenging our city.

  • 25 Jul 2016 11:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kia ora koutou

    We are accepting bookings for the next Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ workshops for professionals who work with vulnerable children/youth. The aim of these is to equip professionals with knowledge and practical skills to identify and assist those children and youth who may be experiencing difficulties expressing themselves or fully following what is being said to them. 

    The general 1 day workshop will run on Friday, 19 August 2016 in Auckland and will be repeated on Friday, 21 October 2016

    An additional 'extension' workshop for people who have already done the general 1 day one will be run on 4 November 2016 and will focus more specifically on strategies and tools for youth justice and care and protection contexts. 

    Information on the flyer. Feel free to share! 

    There is a free place kindly sponsored by The Braveheart Trust available at the August workshop for someone who works with young people involved with the Courts. First come, first served for that one.  

    To book or for queries about any of the work (speech-language therapy, court-appointed Communication Assistant roles and professional training and research) we do please email us at talkingtroublenz@gmail.com 

    Please let us know if you would like us to stop sending any emails to you about our events. 

    Kind regards

    Sally Kedge

  • 25 Jul 2016 11:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What Works: Going digital to deliver wellbeing services to young people? Insights from e-tools supporting youth mental health and parenting

    From online programmes to serious games, video teleconferencing and text counselling, digital platforms lend themselves to providing preventative and self-managed care options. Commonly cited benefits include consumer empowerment, scalability, possible efficiency gains, reduced burden and social cost, standardisation of programmes and access to usage data.

    But how confident are we that such initiatives actually work?

    The publication draws out high-level findings on the most established types of digital tools for delivering wellbeing support, then digs deeper to learn about good practices from particular cases.

    It looks at:

    ·         intended users

    ·         questions of safety and support

    ·         design forms and processes

    ·         challenges in implementation, uptake, and quality assurance.

    We conclude there is a lot of potential for going digital in delivering services, if done the right way.

    Last update: 5 Jul 2016

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