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Dec 2006
Social Work Now, Issue 35, pages 22-27. Internationally there has been a decline in the use of residential care as a placement option for children in need of care and protection, resulting primarily from beliefs that children are best left in the care of their own families where...

Sep 2011
This report presents the findings from the Youth Court research project. The research was an exploratory project aimed at providing insights into the experiences and views of young people going through the court, their families/whānau, and the experiences of Youth Court professionals. The research was...

Mar 2011
The Office of Disabilities Issues (ODI) is responsible for preparing the New Zealand report on New Zealand's implementation of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention). An important part of preparing the report was consultation with people with...

Apr 2009
Social Work Now, Issue 42, pages 5-11. Working with young people is tremendously rewarding. Few professional areas of social work provide the kind of practice potential that connecting with young people can – the vibrancy and creativity of young people can be harnessed to nurture a...

Dec 2006
Social Work Now, Issue 35, pages 17-21. The Intervening Early Programme (IEP) is an early childhood education support programme for families with young children who are deemed to be in an at-risk situation. Families are referred to this programme by a Child, Youth and Family social...

Apr 2010
Social Work Now, Issue 45, pages 20-25. There is a rich history of professionals intervening early and working collaboratively to assist families who are struggling to nurture their children. Increasingly, ‘whole of government’ policies and approaches attempt to transcend ‘sectoral...

Oct 2011
Social Work Now, Issue 48, pages 10-17. Child neglect is one of the most insidious and damaging forms of maltreatment, having serious long-term consequences on the health and development of the child. It is also the second most frequent Child, Youth and Family child maltreatment...

2 Jun 2005
“Working Together” was written by the Kites Trust to advance the Ministry of Health’s knowledge of how to obtain and integrate input from mental health service users in its policy, legislative, service and system development work. “Working Together” is based on consultation (via questionnaires and interviews) with members of...

Dec 2005
Social Work Now, Issue 32, pages 28-32. There has been increasing attention over the past several years to the effects on staff of working in emergency situations, with traumatised clients or with very stressful distressing material. Secondary traumatic stress (STS), sometimes...

Jul 2010
The Working for Families Evaluation has been jointly conducted by the Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue Department. It aimed to assess: The implementation and delivery of the package as a whole and its components. The impact of the package in ensuring that families get their...

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