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May
20
News Media
The latest links to media articles on issues that impact on the family violence sector
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May
20
Programmes
From the NZFVC: Le Va launches 'Upstander' initiative as part of the Atu-Mai violence prevention programme
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May
20
Newsletters
The latest from the Ministry of Social Development includes updates on Care in the Community support, Community Connection Service, community food provision, support for disabled communities, support to get driver licences and investing to eliminate violence
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May
20
Training
Organised by Safeguarding Children. This course will give you a deeper understanding of appropriate responses to child protection concerns by working through scenarios relevant to your sector. Wednesday 25 May 2022, 9:30am-12noon, online, $60
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May
20
Events
Organised by Whāraurau with InsideOUT. Join Rosie Leadbitter from InsideOUT for a kōrero about supporting and affirming rainbow & takatāpui communities in your roles. This session will be suitable for anyone, no matter where they are at on their learning journey with this kaupapa, and questions are encouraged! Thursday 26 May 2022, 12noon-1pm, online, free
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May
20
Training
Thank you to those who attended the recent training from ECPAT Child Alert on ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children and young people in Aotearoa. In 2022 ECPAT has funding to offer introductory workshops aimed at helping frontline workers to recognise and respond to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Topics include what commercial sexual exploitation of children looks like in Aotearoa, survival sex, grooming, online exploitation, risk factors, barriers to disclosure and identification, how sexual exploitation affects children and young people, trauma informed practice, and the current legislative framework. Please get in touch with Claire at ECPAT to discuss the options for tailored in-house trainings for your team, or see their website for upcoming public trainings
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May
20
Newsletters
The latest newsletter from Family Planning includes updates on Term 2 health promotion courses that cover all aspects of sexual and reproductive health and relationships for teachers, support staff, guidance counsellors, school nurses, carers, social workers, and others working with young people. The newsletter also includes information about age-appropriate teaching resources for teaching relationships and sexuality education
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May
20
Training
Organised by Safeguarding Children. Take this course to acquire and build the knowledge and skills required to prevent child sexual abuse. Tuesday 31 May 2022, 6-8:30pm, online, $60
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May
20
Events
Organised by MAEVe. Technology-facilitated abuse in relationships (TAR) occurs frequently among young people. Dr Cynthia Brown will discuss how she used a new measure of TAR to explore the victimisation and impact of TAR on a nation-wide sample of young Australians. Monday 30 May 2022, 3-4pm NZST, online (Australia based), free
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May
20
Consultation
The Ministry of Health are continuing work to transform Aotearoa’s approach to mental wellbeing: supporting people to stay well and have access to help that works for them, when and where they need it. The approach is broader than previously, and spans mental wellbeing promotion, prevention and early intervention, addressing equity issues and supporting our most vulnerable. As part of this work MOH are seeking feedback on a discussion document and conducting a survey
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May
20
Events
Organised by Learning Network, Western University. Indigenous nations have a strong resource in ancestral law for providing perspective, understanding through teachings and a pathway for healing. The session will speak to a place where ancestral law and mental health hold great potential. Wednesday 1 June 2022, 5-6:30am NZST, online (Canada based), free
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May
20
Training
Organised by Te Ngākau Kahukura. In June-July 2022, Te Ngākau Kahukura is hosting a series of three webinars for clinicians and other people working in primary care. 9 June 2022, 12noon-1pm: Gender Minorities Aotearoa: Trans people's experiences of primary care | 22 June 2022, 7-8pm: PATHA: Experiences of providing gender affirming healthcare in a primary care setting | 13 July 2022, 7-8pm: Counting Ourselves: What the data tells us about trans and non-binary people’s experiences in primary care. Online, free
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