Projects tagged with Children and Journal article
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Environmental and socio-demographic associates of children's active transport to school: A cross-sectional investigation from the URBAN Study
Active transport (e.g., walking, cycling) to school (ATS) can contribute to children’s physical activity and health. The built environment is acknowledged as an important factor in understanding children’s ATS, alongside parental factors and seasonality. Inconsistencies in methodological approaches exist, and a clear...
Topics: Evaluation, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Policy, Children, Quality of Life, Innovation
Social Work Now, Issue 50, pages 30-33. There are times when simple solutions to issues present themselves. The ability to explore innovations and new ways of thinking can help keep your own social work practice fresh and vibrant, while at the same time allowing individuals the...
Finding the best way to work with children and young people: Good engagement and giving them a voice
Social Work Now, Issue 49, pages 6-12. Frontline Child, Youth and Family social workers discuss the meaning and reality of engagement with young people. This key skill encompasses such strategies as allowing a young person to speak for himself, understanding the specific needs of...
Social Work Now, Issue 49, pages 30-39. Social workers who want their practice to be more child centred must learn to find new and better ways to listen to children and young people and involve them in decision making. This is important not only because it will create better...
Telling a child’s story: creating a words and pictures story book to tell children why they are in care
Social Work Now, Issue 49, pages 13-20. Open Home Foundation, an organisation that works with children and young people in care uses a story book approach to help them to understand why they were placed in care. The book is developed with input from caseworkers, family, and Family...
Topics: Research, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Policy, Children, Quality of Life
Social Work Now, issue 48, pages 25-32. Children and young people are vital members of families, communities, and society, and ultimately of future generations. As such they have indelible human rights, as signalled by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. When...
Topics: Abuse & Neglect, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Policy, Whānau, Children, Youth, Quality of Life
Social Work Now, Issue 48, pages 18-24. Neglect is a serious form of child maltreatment that is at least as damaging as physical or sexual abuse in the long term (Gilbert et al, 2009b). As neglect can be an act/acts of omission, it is less tangible and harder to define....
Topics: Research, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Social Services, Policy, Children, Youth, Quality of Life
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...
Topics: Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Victims, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Relationships, Policy, Children, Youth, Quality of Life
Social Work Now, Issue 47, pages 27-34. New Zealand is no different from many other countries in the levels of violent and abusive behaviour within households. Most practitioners working within the social services sector will be confronted regularly with the multifaceted dynamics...
Topics: Research, Crime & Safety, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Families & Whānau, Children, Disability, Youth
Social Work Now, issue 46, pages 9-18. Listening to children’s voices and accessing their views about service provision in the education, health, social services and legal disciplines has received increasing international and national focus (Lewis, 2004). Establishing the views and...
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