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Young people transitioning seminar - video transcript

(Damian O'Neill - a Senior Analyst within the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre)(Māori spoken) Good morning, tenakoto katoa. (Māori spoken 00:09) Welcome to the end of the working week and a second presentation on our precious young people. In this presentation I'm going to talk about a survey we did of the young people, 15 to 17 year olds, who are moving out of care, out of the care of the chief executive, into independence.And before I talk about the survey findings, some r...

Hannah

Hannah wanted to honour her caregiver Simone with the taonga, for the long-term commitment, understanding and love that she's shown her over the years.Hannah and her sister first went into care when she was just 7 years old. As sisters they were placed in multiple families together. Some of the placements compounded the trauma Hannah had already experienced, culminating in her running away when she was 14.By the time Hannah met Simone she alrea...

Identify abuse

SOME OF THE SIGNSPhysical signs such as: Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions Unexplained fractures or dislocations Burn marks Other signs: No clear explanation for any of the above Behavioural concerns such as emotional withdrawal, aggression or anxiety Developmental delays, changes or signs The child talking about or subtly mentioning things that may indicate abuse Parents seeming stressed or not coping on the money they have Drug or alcohol problems Parents not ha...