Newsletter # 3 August 2019
*Project news - over halfway there!
*Surveying in Kuta kuapapa Maori & Alternative Education & among NEETs
*Introducing: Aretha Ngawaka & Cordelia Lockett
*Confidential reports for participating schools
*Housing insecurity and youth
*New to our newsletter? Catch up on previous editions
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SYHPANZ member now Dame Sue Bagshaw has been recognised for her significant contribution to youth health. She was instrumental in developing the "one stop shop model" which has been replicated across the country. SYHPANZ would like you to join us in congradulating Dame Sue on receiving prestigious award.
Dear Primary Healthcare Professionals,
The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Network Aotearoa is conducting a survey of primary healthcare providers on AYA cancer awareness and early identification. The findings from this survey will help the AYA Network to tailor our strategies and education tools to your needs.
This anonymous online survey takes 4 minutes to complete.
The survey is available by clicking this link
Primary Healthcare Provider Survey
Or by visiting the AYA Network website and clicking on the 'Providers' tab and selecting 'Primary health care provider survey'.
The survey will be open until Friday 3 May 2019.
Thank you for your time.
Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Network Aotearoa
Internationally and within New Zealand there has been a substantial increase in the demand for gender affirming healthcare over the past decade. The Youth’12 secondary school survey, estimated that approximately 1.2% of adolescents in New Zealand identify as transgender. It is likely that this level of referrals to health services will continue in the foreseeable future.
This guideline has been developed following the recognition that New Zealand’s previous good practice guide, Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans People within New Zealand, which was based heavily on the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, Standards of Care, version 6 (WPATH SOC v6), requires updating to be in step with current practice and international guidelines.
Review link below for Guideline
Welcome back - changes a plenty.
What's happening in Youth Health?
Youth Wellbeing, Reviews, Reform, Research, Policy
What does this mean for Youth Health Professionals?
Thank you for recently meeting with Te Uepū and being part of the public conversation on justice reform. I am following up on the recent engagement between your organisation and Te Uepū. I understand that you were promised recent data about young people held on remand.
I believe most of the information you requested is in the report from Oranga Tamariki - Youth Remand Trends: 2011/12 to 2015/16. Here is the link to the report: https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Youth-Justice/Youth-Remand-Trends-Executive-Summary.pdf
For your specific question – does ‘time on remand’ count against any sentence young people may receive? The advice that I have received from Oranga Tamariki is that there is no formal mechanism in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 to allow time spent on custodial remand to count as time served against a Supervision with Residence order imposed by the Youth Court. However, time spent on custodial remand could still be relevant to the decision-making process around the appropriate response to the offending.
As you’re probably aware, the judge considers a number of things when making a decision including: outcome recommendations made at the FGC and/or in the social worker report, the factors to be taken into account on sentencing listed in s284, and direction given in s289 to impose the least restrictive outcome adequate in the circumstances. Once these are assessed, a shorter Supervision with Residence order, or a non-custodial sentence may be considered appropriate for the young person.
I hope this information is useful for you and your organisation.
We thank you for giving up your valuable time to meet with Te Uepū.
Please let me know if you have any further questions. We will send you updates so that you can stay involved in this important ongoing conversation.
Ngā mihi nui
Secretariat to Te Uepū Hāpai I Te Ora I Advisory Group
Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata I Safe and Effective Justice
Tāhū o te Ture I Ministry of Justice
P +64 4 4949 889 | Ext 50889
L3 Justice Centre | 19 Aitken Street
Thank you for attending the Health Sector Engagement with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet regarding the development of New Zealand’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy across the country.
In preparation for the workshop we included two documents that we think are helpful, and interesting, reading. These are:
1. Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy Proposed Outcomes Framework
2. Understanding the life course and actions for better life outcomes for New Zealand’s children and youth
We would also like to draw your attention to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy page on the DPMC website. This contains an important video message from the Prime Minster, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, regarding the development of the strategy, and other ways you can have your say.
Ngā mihi nui
Hayden McRobbie MB ChB PhD
Professor of Public Health Interventions - Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
Director - The Dragon Institute for Innovation
On behalf of the panel of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, thanks so much for meeting our panel members and your insights on issues for youth.
After receiving around 5,500 submissions, and holding about 400 stakeholder meetings and 26 community forums around the country, the panel has handed its report to Government, which will release it publicly at its discretion.
You can keep up to date with the Inquiry here.
Once again, thanks for your contribution.
Report is available - click here
Just released - an excellent resource for school health teams!
Everyone in a school has a role to play in supporting the wellbeing of students. The guidelines - Te Pakiaka Tangata Strengthening Student Wellbeing for Success - help secondary schools and wharekura discuss the roles, expectations and legal requirements of form/whanau teachers, deans, guidance counsellors, school trustees and principals, in the provision of pastoral care.
The guidelines were an Education Review Office recommendation following an evaluation of the provision of guidance and counselling in secondary schools. The guidelines outline practice principles, ethics and values with the aim of more consistent provision of safe, high quality pastoral care, guidance and counselling for secondary school students. Each school should develop its own plan for providing pastoral care, guidance and counselling in a way that is consistent with its culture.