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20 Jul 2010
Allen and Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists Ltd (Allen & Clarke) was engaged by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to carry out a literature review to identify ‘what works’ to achieve effective collaboration between community organisations. This report and its associated summary document are the final...

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...

Jan 2004
Social Work Now, Issue 26, pages 15-20. Melanie Pearson examines issues of family involvement in residential intervention such as Children’s Health Camps

Apr 2014
If you're between the ages of 12 and 24 and live in greater Christchurch, you're part of a group that actively participates in our region as students, employees, employers and leaders: young people. It's important that we understand your perspectives and needs to ensure the right decisions are...

Government has the goal of having by 2007, all 15 to 19 year olds in work, education or training, or other activities that contribute to their long term economic independence and wellbeing. The goal is shared with the Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs. The Department of Labour, the Ministries of Social Development...

26 Jul 2017
Not all suicide is the same and youth suicide often has different drivers to suicide at later ages. Further while much is spoken and argued about its prevention, it remains a complex and contentious area with much advocacy for unproven interventions. This disccusion paper makes the point that youth suicide is more than simply a...

Jul 2017
This is part of a series of in-depth reports from the Survey of Adult Skills. This report covers key findings on how New Zealand youth (aged 16 to 24) compare internationally and what factors are associated with higher youth skills.

with: NZ Police
These reports look into the assessment and validation of the Youth Offending Risk Screening Tool (YORST). The first report responds to a request by the New Zealand Police to conduct a literature review of risk screening instruments for youth offenders, with a particular focus on the methods used to establish...

Feb 2004
This paper analyses the effects of a large reform in the minimum wages affecting youth workers in New Zealand since 2001. Prior to this reform, a youth minimum wage, applying to 16-19 year-olds, was set at 60% of the adult minimum. The reform had two components. First, it lowered the eligible age for the adult minimum wage from...

Adolescence can be a period of high vulnerability for young people. To support their resilience and wellbeing, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was launched in 2012 as a package of initiatives to complement existing services. Focus was placed on youth aged 12 to 19 with, or at risk of...

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