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A compelling reason why we need to be child-centered and trauma-responsive in NZ

Adriana van Altvorst ·
For those who do not know: Child, Youth and Family Services and Oranga Tamariki are NZ's child protection services. They are a government agency I found this article in the Herald from 2016 , it clearly shows how Oranga Tamariki's predecessors, Child, Youth, and Family Services(CYFS) are incompetent and placed children at risk of harm. Child, Youth, and Family Services were rebranded as Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Children and still they get it wrong. The article Two children aged 8 years...
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I have PTSD - That does not mean I can't be a good parent

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Through my work as an advocate, I have met many people who, like me, have PTSD. I have PTSD because people made the choice to hurt me so bad that I now live with that every day. I live with trauma. The thing is I survived. I made the decision to pick myself up, to stand again, reset and keep moving forward. I now face many, many people including professionals who believe, erroneously, that I am my trauma. This is especially true in NZ because, in my country that I love so much, far too many...
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Underlying issues with solutions for NZ child protection services

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Our child protection services in NZ have the knowledge they struggle with the implementation I identify the problems I have found supporting parents who have had their children removed by child protection services in NZ (CYFS) These are the solutions: Build trusting relationships - change social worker when required Create full, accurate, objective records Complete thorough ecological assessments Identify the strengths of parents and use them to address the needs Support parents in the...
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Re: Underlying issues with solutions for NZ child protection services

Jodi Wert ·
YES!! *Jodi Wert* *Early Childhood Specialist* Website: www.jodiwert.com Phone: 919.200.3990 Email: jodi@jodiwert.com LinkedIn: Jodi Wert < https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodiwert/ > Pronouns: she/her (What's this < https://www.glsen.org/sites/de...nouns%20Resource.pdf > ?) Neuro-authentic (What's this < https://www.jodiwert.com/neuro-authentic >?) On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 6:06 PM PACEsConnection < communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote:
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Re: The Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand needs help

anne kurtz ·
Yah, we’ve ALL been Aware. So what? Words and venting are different from Action. What ya gonna do with your Words?
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The Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand needs help

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Whakarongo mai whānau! CYFS is the Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand I am oppositional defiant When I hear the words "Can't" and "Impossible" I say We can do When you believe you make the seemingly impossible Possible Social workers working for CYFS create many of the problems that families, parents and children face in New Zealand. All professionals know this: In order to understand why we have CYFS social workers that are not following best practices, we need to know about the supports that...
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Re: The Humpty Dumpty of New Zealand needs help

Adriana van Altvorst ·
Kia ora @anne kurtz My words are my action. To empower people with knowledge If you want to change, and we all want change. We need to get informed. We need to call it out Use the knowledge to take action. Use the complaints process to take action Use the Social Workers Registration Board to make complaints about individual social workers Send emails to the relevant agencies to raise your concerns and to provide solutions Send emails to the Minister of Children ~ Kelvin Davis Share this...
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