Tag Archives: Maori

The role of social work in New Zealand’s suicide prevention

By Jamie Blundell  The problem Suicide is a growing international public health concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 800,000 deaths per year are due to suicide globally (WHO, 2014 ), a rate which is still increasing. In New Zealand, there … Continue reading

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Increasing Trauma-Informed Care in Youth Justice

By Jane Doe The Youth Justice system in New Zealand is a restorative process which diverts young people from the punitive outcome of conventional criminal justice proceedings. Family group conferences address offending, bringing together young people, whanau, victims and other … Continue reading

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I am not Indigenous

by Pākehā A significant matter of concern to social work practice internationally, is work with indigenous populations. I am Palagi, Pākehā, Tauiwi and am a social work student soon to begin practice in Aotearoa with clients including Tangata Whenua.

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