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Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire seminar - video transcript

(Linda Pannekoek is a Senior Advisor and researcher at the Ministry of Health)Good morning everyone and thank you all for coming.  I see a few familiar faces in the room here so I hope that there's always something new coming out of a presentation.  Just for my own interest, who of you is aware of what the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire or the SDQ is?  Okay, that's a fair few hands.  That's great.  I'll start with a bit of an introduction of what the Strengths a...

Lesieli

Lesieli's storyLesieli is a caregiver with a lot of love to give. She shares her family and culture with the children she looks after and enjoys helping them try new things. Lesieli sees real changes in the children's behaviour as they experience love and warmth in her family home. "Just because you were put into care, doesn't mean that you can’t have a brighter future.""The journey may be a little bit harder, but it doesn't mean that you can't get there."...

Care standards - video transcript

(Children speaking)I should know lots about the people who are going to look after me before I meet them.I want to know why I’m in care and what will happen next.I want to be included in decisions made about me. (Oranga Tamariki CE, Gráinne Moss speaking)We want all tamariki to be in loving whānau and communities, in safe and stable homes.Children in care are no exception. To support this, new Care Standards have been launched – a first for New Zealand.The Care Standard...

Contacts

This table provides the direct contacts for Children's Teams. Important – please never email referrals or any personal information about tamariki or their whānau to the Children’s Team. Children’s Team Email Phone number Rotorua Rotorua.childrensteam@mvcot.govt.nz (07) 921 5081 Whangarei Whangarei.childrensteam@mvcot.govt.nz 029 237 9147 Horowhenua/Ōtaki horowhenuaotaki.childrensteam@mvcot.govt.nz (06) 949 4271 Marlborough Marlborough...