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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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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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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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9 April 2015

By Anna Nelson

A look at the Ministry of Health's new national COPMIA guideline

The Ministry of Health will soon release the national COPMIA guideline, currently in draft. This guideline will outline the responsibilities all mental health and addiction services have to the children of parents with mental illness and or addiction (COPMIA) and their families and whānau. For some, this is going to mean a big shift in the way that services operate.

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5 March 2015

By Te Pou

Children of parents with mental illness and or addiction (COPMIA) update

Handover Issue 30 - Summer, March 2015. The effects of familial mental distress, problematic substance use and/or problem gambling on children are complex and varied.

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