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A Ministry of Health guideline for all mental health and addiction services was released in September 2015.
The guideline – Supporting Parents, Healthy Children – sets expectations and provides recommendations for services engaging with children, family and whānau. It outlines a five-year phased implementation process across organisational, service and practice levels with both essential and best practice elements. For many services this will require a paradigm shift from the individualised approach that is often the focus.
The guideline focusses on strengths, and promotes and protects the wellbeing and rights of children. It promotes: