New Course!

Clinical Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Young People

The Youth Health Team at the University of Auckland is offering a new postgraduate course in 2018.

Do you want to develop and advance your skills, knowledge and expertise in the clinical care of transgender and gender diverse young people? The University of Auckland is offering a new course for health professionals who care for transgender and gender diverse young people.

The course will cover:

  • The epidemiology and development of transgender and gender diverse  identity in children and young people
  • How to best assess and support transgender and gender diverse  identity in children and young people 
  • In-depth aspects of the medical and surgical care  of transgender and gender diverse  young people
  • Ethical and management issues in caring for transgender and gender diverse  young people

 The course  is  delivered  in  semester one over 3  one  day  block  teaching  sessions  and one half-day for case presentations

These  will  involve  different  modes  of  teaching  including  didactic,  small  group,  interactive  workshop  and  role  plays  using adolescent actors.

This is a postgraduate applied clinical course that is suitable for Health Professionals  working with transgender and gender diverse young people in health, education and social service settings. This course requires that students have previously completed PAEDS712 or are currently enrolled in PAEDS712.

For more information and prior to enrolling please contact Dr Simon Denny, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health.  Phone: (09) 923 9400 Email: s.denny@auckland.ac.nz


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  • 25 Jul 2016 11:09 PM | Anonymous member

    Tēnā koe

     

    Please find Issue 73 of Court in the Act.

    We value your contributions. If you would like to contribute to Court in the Act, please send all submissions to courtintheact@justice.govt.nz.

    Ngā manaakitanga

    The Office of the Principal Youth Court Judge

    Te Tari o te Kaiwhakawā Matua o te Kōti Taiohi


  • 25 Jul 2016 11:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Here’s your July edition of the Nursing Pulse.

  • 25 Jul 2016 10:38 PM | Anonymous member

    Welcome to the Disability Connect e-bulletin for week beginning 4th July 2016. Click on the link below to access the e-bulletin and read about:

     

    • An information sheet on school holiday programmes
    • Autism NZ Conference 19/20 August - Shed 6, Wellington waterfront
    • Disability Connect AGM - Wednesday 17th August, 6pm at Disability Connect, 3b Olive Road, Penrose- all welcome
    • Makaton Beginners workshop in July
    • Free Transition Expo 'the progression from school to community life' 2nd August 9am - 2pm
    • International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016 - Call for abstracts
    • Transition seminars - learn all about the process involved for a student with a disability leaving school, multiple dates, first seminar 5th July evening at Mt Richmond School - spaces left
    • Autism Talent Gala -31st July
    • Counties Manukau Special Needs Support Group - PACT, 311 Great South Road, Papatoetoe - 5th July - Disability Connect staff are speaking there
    • Colleen Brown's disability blog - Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    • Auckland City Council needs volunteers for photo shoot
    • Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for many articles, updates and things happening in the community
    • Our e-bulletin includes links to a variety of interesting websites and articles about a wide range of disability issues.

     

    e-bulletin 4 July 2016 PDF

     

    Feel free to email any interesting news or upcoming events to Disability Connect and we will endeavour to include in our next e-bulletin due to go out the week beginning 18th July 2016.

     

    Lisa Martin
    C.E.O.
    Disability Connect
    Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect
    09 636 0351
    www.disabilityconnect.org.nz


  • 25 Jul 2016 10:34 PM | Anonymous member

    Welcome to the Disability Connect e-bulletin for week beginning 18th July 2016. Click on the link below to access the e-bulletin and read about:

     

    • Free Transition Expo 2nd August 9am-2pm - "The progression from school to community life" - Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Mt Eden.  No registration needed, just turn up on the day
    • Child's Play OT - Sensory Integration for children and adults - they also see children that have Autism, Dyspraxia, Asperger's, Cerebral Palsy and more.  See information on their Development Screening test, Social Skills program, School Readiness program and Anxiety program.
    • August Disability Connect Seminars - Education Legal, Transition from school,  Work and Income Supports in Disability, Planning for Adulthood and Living Options
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop, Wellington, 18th August, 8.30am-4pm.  FREE to attend, Registration is essential.
    • Auckland Down Syndrome Association "Success in school-course", August 1st and 8th, Waipuna Hotel
    • Manawanui in Charge workshops on Citizenship with Simon Duffy and Michael Kendrick, November 15th and 18th
    • Dance Therapy NZ Parents Workshop "Attuning to your child" 18th August 6.30-9pm
    • Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome NZ (FACS NZ) presentation - Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome "What is it?"
    • Anxiety New Zealand are now offering services in Mandarin
    • Glowkids are launching a Sensory Kindy
    • Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for many articles, updates and things happening in the community
    • Our e-bulletin includes links to a variety of interesting websites and articles about a wide range of disability issues.

     

    e-bulletin 18 July 2016 PDF

     

    Feel free to email any interesting news or upcoming events to Disability Connect and we will endeavour to include in our next e-bulletin due to go out the week beginning 8th August 2016.

     

    Lisa Martin
    C.E.O.
    Disability Connect
    Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect
    09 636 0351
    www.disabilityconnect.org.nz


  • 25 Jul 2016 9:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Coming Up in Term 3...

    Welcome back to another term! We hope you are keeping warm and well during the winter months. We have some great seminars lined up over the next few months, including a day presented by Lucy Hone who featured recently on the TVNZ Sunday programme. You can see the full story here. We are also running another seminar on working with suicidal youth presented by Francis Jamieson. This was an extremely popular seminar last year and we are thrilled to be able to run it again.

    Details on these seminars are below or click here to see all our available seminars.

    Read more


  • 27 Jun 2016 5:23 PM | Anonymous member

    SAHM's weeklyAdolescent Health News Roundup for June 17-23

    I also wanted to share some important staffing changes at SAHM for the Youth Providers 2.0 initiative.

    It has been a pleasure sending out the weekly News Roundup this past year. As the YP2.0 grant comes to an end, I will be transitioning from my position, and the staff at SAHM will be taking over the responsibility of compiling the News Roundups and sending them out in the future. If you have any feedback or items to include, please send them to Justin Dreyfuss atjdreyfuss@adolescenthealth.org.  

    Thank you to everyone who has helped and will continue to help make the News Roundup a great resource for SAHM members and colleagues.

    Top stories this week include: A study finds teen obesity may lead to liver disease later, 2 million young people affected by concussions every year, the Senate rejects four gun-control measures, the AMA recommends later school start times, and a webinar on new research regarding LGBTQ youth and the justice system. 

    Best,
    Monica

    In This Issue


  • 27 Jun 2016 5:19 PM | Anonymous member
    READYNEWS
    News & resources from the Forum and the field about collaborative work to get young people ready by 21.
    In This Issue: Policy | SEL |

    Quality | Mentoring

      

    Advancing the Collective Impact Movement


    Karen Pittman, CEO & Co-Founder, The Forum for Youth Investment

    "There's nothing so practical as a good theory."  Kurt Lewin (known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational, and applied psychology in the U.S.) is right, but his advice takes us only so far. 


    John Kania and Mark Kramer recently reflected on the state of the collective impact movement, in "Advancing the Practice of Collective Impact". The FSG team gets high marks in my book for being consistently open to adapting their theory to better reflect practice.   Five years later, "collective impact" has permeated the waters in ways that FSG couldn't have anticipated or imagined. FSG has wisely opted to monitor but not try to control.  But the water level is undeniably higher. 


    By any name used, those of us committed to sustained community change are now being held to higher standards and expected to demonstrate better skills. In some ways, the fact that FSG's initial theory had serious omissions (as noted by Tom Wolff in a recent critique, "Ten Places Where Collective Impact Gets It Wrong") actually helped galvanize consensus around the importance of not only acknowledging but accelerating community inclusion and a systemic focus on justice and equity. There's still much work to be done, but we are making progress.

    Read the Newsletter

  • 27 Jun 2016 5:08 PM | Anonymous member

    Commissioner’s statement

    This is my Office’s second State of Care report. I am proud that presenting this report will be one of my last acts as Children’s Commissioner before my term ends on 30 June 2016.

    The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) has always monitored and reported on the quality of services Child, Youth and Family (CYF) provides to children and young people, but it is only in the past two years that we have aggregated our findings in a public report like this. It couldn’t be more timely; as we have worked to prepare this and the last State of Care report, the Minister of Social Development has overseen a parallel process of reviewing CYF. In its final report released in April 2016, the Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) recommended a wholesale reform of the care and protection and youth justice systems. I agree with the EAP’s findings and am pleased with the direction of the reforms, which have the potential to significantly improve outcomes for children and young people.

    Read the full report



  • 27 Jun 2016 5:03 PM | Anonymous member

    Below are details for upcoming Disability Connect seminars throughout July, August and September 2016. To book please contact us on 09 636 0351 or email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz.

     

    EDUCATION LEGAL ISSUES

    A presentation by Nan Jensen, Quinlaw.  Hosted by Disability Connect

    South Auckland
    Thursday 4th August 7-9pm
    Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

    Central Auckland
    Tuesday 23rd August 12-2pm
    Disability Connect premises, 3b Olive Road, Penrose

    East Auckland
    Wednesday 14th September 7-9pm
    Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park

    Click here for more information and other dates / locations coming up later in the year across Auckland

    INDIVIDUALISED FUNDING (IF) INCLUDING RESPITE

    A presentation by Lisa Martin from Disability Connect

    North Auckland
    Wednesday 7th September 7-9pm
    Yes Disability Resource Centre, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany

    Click here for more information and other dates / locations coming up later in the year across Auckland

    LIVING OPTIONS SEMINARS

    Presented by Lisa Martin - Disability Connect

    Central Auckland
    Tuesday 30th August 12-2pm
    Disability Connect, 3b Olive Road, Penrose

    Click here for more information and other dates / locations coming up later in the year across Auckland

    PLANNING FOR ADULTHOOD - The Legal Framework around Disability and Disability Rights

    A presentation by Nan Jensen, Quinlaw.  Hosted by Disability Connect

    North Auckland
    Tuesday 16th August 6.30-9.30pm
    YES Disability Resource Centre, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany

    Click here for more information and other dates / locations coming up later in the year across Auckland

    WORK AND INCOME SUPPORT SEMINARS

    Presented by Vaughan Dodd, Hosted by Disability Connect

    East Auckland   
    Wednesday 10th August 7-9pm

    Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park

    West Auckland   
    Tuesday 6th September 7-9pm

    MPHS Hub West, 27 Corban Avenue, Henderson

    South Auckland
    Thursday 22nd September 7-9pm
    Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

    Click here for more information and other dates / locations coming up later in the year across Auckland

    CHINESE FAMILIES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

    Presentation by Lisa Martin from Disability Connect.  This presentation is interpreted into Mandarin

    East Auckland
    Tuesday 26th July 9.30am-1pm

    Social Room, Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga

    Includes light lunch.  Booking is essential
    This month's presentation is on Work and Income Supports available. 

     

    Disability Connect now charges $20 including GST for each professional working in the Disability Sector attending our seminars. This can be paid by cash, cheque (made out to our full organisation name Parent and Family Resource Centre Inc.) or direct debit. We do not accept credit card or Eftpos payments. We are happy to send an invoice at time of booking of a professional and payment is required prior to attendance. Refunds will only be given in the event cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the seminar.  Please phone to cancel.

    Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 30 minutes prior to the start of the seminar.  A resource table will be available with useful print material free of charge.

    RSVP is essential: To book please contact Disability Connect on phone (09) 636-0351 or email admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz. Please provide a phone number and email address when booking. 

    Lisa Martin
    C.E.O.
    Disability Connect
    Parent & Family Resource Centre Inc. trading as Disability Connect
    09 636 0351
    www.disabilityconnect.org.nz
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