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16 August 2016

By Matua Raḵi

Supporting parents, healthy children

​Since the launch of the Ministry of Health’s 'Supporting parents, healthy children' guidelines in September last year, workforce centres have been busy supporting services to implement the guidelines. Here's an update.

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21 April 2016

By Jo van Leeuwen

Workforce centres collaborate to support parents

The implementation of the Supporting parents, healthy children guideline is a three year workforce development programme. Plenty of activity is underway and some great progress is being made.

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18 April 2016

By Matua Raḵi

Supporting parents, healthy children roadshow

Read about the February 2016 national roadshow to promote the Supporting parents, healthy children guidelines.

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7 December 2015

By Matua Raḵi

Children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction (COPMIA) guideline launched

The Ministry of Health guideline was launched at Southern DHB in late September. Dr Crawshaw called for a paradigm shift in the way that adult mental health and addiction services work, with a need to move away from individually focused care to a more inclusive child and family focused approach.

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7 December 2015

By Matua Raḵi

Supporting Parents, Healthy Children means transformational practice change

Addiction Leadership Day, 5 November 2015: Ministry of Health director of mental health Dr John Crawshaw was the first to speak on the day. He told delegates about an important document that has culminated from the Children of Parents with Mental Illness and Addiction (COPMIA) work. It’s a document that will affect all those in addiction and mental health services.

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20 August 2015

By Matua Raḵi

A service for parent and child

Te Matua Tamariki is a residential programme for parents facing addiction problems (mainly alcohol, methamphetamine and gambling) with young children who can't be cared for by anyone else. It is operated under the auspices of The Salvation Army and it helps parents make real changes with wonderful results for their children.

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