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Getting personal with poverty

By Genii Law I am now close to the fourth quarter of my journey towards a social work qualification.  As I reflect upon the motivations that have brought me this far, I recall having conversations about why I wanted to get … Continue reading

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Social work: Putting out fires for those who “deserve” it

By Lauren Bartley The centuries-old distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor that dictated who was deserving of charity and social assistance, and who was not, seems to be making a crafty comeback in New Zealand. Developed during the reign of … Continue reading

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Lack of investment for low socioeconomic groups leads to the unstable family environment.

by A. Rand The 2015 Ministry of Development’s (MSD) report “The Expert Panel Final Report: Investing in New Zealand’s Children and their Families” makes the statement that for our vulnerable children to overcome adversity and stop being ‘at risk’ they … Continue reading

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