Many #OECD countries could learn from exerience of Denmark & Finland where only 4% of #children are assessed to live in relative poverty. Figures for USA are 21%, New Zealand 14%, UK & Australia13%, Canada 12%. Time for reflection in anglophone democracies? @OECD_Social https://t.co/9dk5kFOHe1 — Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) October 17,Continue Reading

https://nzfvc.org.nz/sites/nzfvc.org.nz/files/DS4-Child-Sexual-Abuse-2017.pdf This data summary is one of six produced by the NZFVC in 2017. The other five data summaries are concerned with Family Violence Deaths, Violence Against Women, Children and Youth Affected by Family Violence, Adult Sexual Violence, and Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Violence – Perpetration by Gender.Continue Reading

Being a superhero teaches children about leadership. Learn more about the importance of playtime: https://t.co/T13d6EAvPY pic.twitter.com/YSDyA2CpAn — World Economic Forum (@wef) May 16, 2018 One approach to redesigning education systems and equipping children with the right skills is often overlooked. We need to provide opportunities for children to learn inContinue Reading

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/01/16/pope-francis-asks-forgiveness-from-victims-of-clerical-sex-abuse/ Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. Addressing government authorities and members of the country’s diplomatic corps January 16, the Pope expressed his “pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers ofContinue Reading

Sexual assaults on children rising in the Bay http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11702228 Almost 100 children under the age of 12 report being sexually assaulted in the Bay of Plenty every year – and experts say this is only a fraction of the problem. New figures revealed to The Bay of Plenty Times showedContinue Reading

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/76927041/sugar-may-be-as-damaging-to-the-brain-as-extreme-stress-or-abuse–study We found that chronic consumption of sugar in rats who were not stressed produced similar changes in the hippocampus as seen in the rats who were stressed but not drinking sugar. Early life stress exposure or sugar drinking led to lower expression of the receptor that binds the majorContinue Reading

I wrote a guest piece for Public Address about the funding cuts to Mental Health services in Christchurch… https://t.co/zH7mdoeZp3 — Kyle MacDonald (@kylemacd) February 16, 2016 All of this makes the ministry’s claim that there is no evidence of an increase in demand frankly absurd. What’s also deeply frustrating toContinue Reading