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Child, Youth and Family (CYF)

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We help families help themselves. We believe all children belong in families that will love and nurture them. We team up with many different groups and people so that families have the support they need to help their children thrive.

Oranga Tamariki (Ministry for Children) replaced Child, Youth and Family on 1 April 2017

Social Work Now Issue 52

This edition of Social Work Now has been a long time in the making and to some degree mirrors the theme of this issue. Namely, that...

Achieving Effective Outcomes in Youth Justice

Achieving Effective Outcomes in Youth Justice is a cross-departmental research project aimed at identifying factors associated with effective outcomes in the youth justice system and assessing...

Born to be wild?

*Social Work Now, Issue 27, pages 29-33* Ashley Seaford reveals the implications for practice of conduct disorder

A kinship care literature review

*Social Work Now, Issue 25, pages 24-30a* Marie Connolly reviews the international research on kinship care and considers its implications for New Zealand

Youth justice - a research perspective

*Social Work Now, Issue 27, pages 6-12* In 1989, new legislation resulted in a new youth justice system for New Zealand that is now recognised as the...

Evaluating the contribution

*Social Work Now, Issue 31, pages 12-18.* This paper reports on the first stage in the ongoing development of an evaluation framework which will provide a basis...