Month: March 2012

It’s legalised child abuse

Southland Times 24 March 2012 OPINION: Shirley and Ron Birt have fostered children in Southland since the 1960s. These are their concerns about children in CYF care. We are very long-term foster parents and are concerned for children in CYF…

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Progress – but why excuse smaller brothels

The harm of residential brothels is similar – irrespective of size. Just ask any family who has had a brothel next door to them Brothel zones get nod from council Christchurch Press 23 March 2012 Plans to restrict locations for…

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Kids exposed to alcohol in the womb

Stuff.co.nz 22 March 2012 At-risk young New Zealanders are growing up in lives “marinating in alcohol”, a leading paediatrician says. Speaking at the Babies, Children and Alcohol conference at Te Papa this morning, Dr Nick Baker said children who were…

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Why we can’t solve the issue of child abuse

I attended the Alcohol Action conference at Te Papa yesterday. It became quickly evident from all the speakers that one of the greatest hindrances to identifying and solving the issues surrounding child abuse and alcohol abuse is the lack of appropriate…

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Brothels bylaw outlines restrictions

Press 22 March 2012 Big Christchurch brothels could be barred from residential areas in a bid to address fears about prostitutes moving into the suburbs. However, small owner-operated brothels may be allowed to open where they want, while existing brothels…

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I’ll be there

Alcohol Action conference begins in Wellington 3 News 22 Mar 2012 New Zealand’s first ‘Babies, Children and Alcohol’ conference is set to begin at Wellington’s Te Papa this morning. The conference will focus on solutions to alcohol-related harm sustained by…

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Chinese study finds link between abortion and depression

Lifesite News 19 Mar 2012 A new study of post-abortive women in China found a high correlation between induced abortion and depression among pregnant women, adding to the growing body of evidence that links abortion with negative mental health outcomes.…

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Government Already Has Evidence For CYF Watchdog

Media Release 21 March 2012 Family First NZ says that the Government is calling for evidence of the need for an independent CYF Complaints Authority, but there is already stacks of evidence, and even social workers themselves acknowledge the need…

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We have the proof re CYF – do you want to see it though?

Review of CYFs complaints mechanism Newstalk ZB 21 March 2012 The Government’s asking officials to review the current complaints mechanism for Child Youth and Family. It follows a request for an independent body to handle complaints. Graeme Axford petitioned Parliament…

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Gran & Poppa still better than childcare institutions!

Grandparents ‘better than nurseries’ for young children’s development Telegraph 20 March 2012 Spending time in a loving family environment can help boost children’s vocabulary and make them more emotionally secure, it found. While the experience of being in a more…

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