Puawaitahi Child Protection Conference

Puawaitahi Child Protection Conference

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Auckland City Hospital, Marion Davis Library, Building 43

2 Park Road

Auckland, Auckland 1023

New Zealand

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Child Protection Conference @ Auckland Hospital

About this event

Aotearoa has alarming rates of child abuse. As a community we must work together to prevent harm to our tamariki. If you are working with tamariki, rangatahi and/ or whānau this day is for you.

The conference consists of speakers from throughout Puawaitahi; the multi agency centre in Central Auckland that responds to child abuse and neglect. Puawaitahi is the umbrella name for Te Puaruruhau (Starship), the Auckland Central Child Protection team (New Zealand Police) and Specialist Services (Oranga Tamariki). These three services work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our tamariki and rangatahi in Tāmaki Makaurau.

This is a great day to learn about each of the services roles in child protection, develop our knowledge and practice, network with others and meet our professional development requirements.

Topics for the day:

  • What happens when I make a report of concern?
  • Power to Protect: "An overview of abusive head trauma"
  • Trauma informed approaches and how we can use this to support the tamariki and rangatahi we work with.
  • The role of the Central Auckland Video Unit and how we can respond to tamariki and rangatahi when they make disclosures of harm.
  • Understanding the broad range of medical assessments offered for tamariki and rangatahi who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Need more information? Contact Olivia - childprotectioneducation@adhb.govt.nz

He waka eke noa. We're all in this together.

The ticket numbers are restricted due to physical distancing requirements at the Hospital. Should these restrictions ease, further tickets will be made available. If you miss out, please sign yourself up for the waitlist.

**There are also zoom links available to this conference. If you would prefer to attend online, please email Olivia @ childprotectioneducation@adhb.govt.nz to secure a link. Please do not purchase a ticket through eventbrite if you are attending via zoom.

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