Tag Archives: Youth

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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Suicide: Only one reason why; and we’re failing to respond

By Ellie Suicide has appeared in mainstream media more frequently in the past three months than in the past three years, or at least it feels that way.  Netflix recently premiered their series 13 Reasons Why, sparking both controversy and … Continue reading

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Fallout from the Failure of the NZ Mental Health System

By Genii Law The New Zealand mental health system is overloaded, underfunded and nearing a breakdown that would result in catastrophic consequences upon the people who rely upon it.  Please take a moment to think about the background and fallout from … Continue reading

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History never repeats?

by Molly Wilson Between the 1950s and 1980s in New Zealand, more than 100,000 children and young people were removed from their families and put into the care of the State (Stanley 2016, 2017). These children were overwhelmingly Māori and … Continue reading

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Abuse, where is the government accountability?

by Jennz Abuse has been inflicted on hundreds if not thousands of children, teenagers and adults in historic state care.  The abuse in all its physical, psychological and sexual forms continues to be felt today by its victims and their … Continue reading

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Top vulnerability for mental health ‘unbudgeted’

By Sky Norm Most people (and please imagine yourself being in this situation) do not like to ask for help if they feel low, struggling with depression or contemplating suicide. Mental health (MH) is not a taboo topic in New … Continue reading

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