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Transitions: Understanding Children & Young People at Key Life Moments

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Transitions: Understanding Children & Young People at Key Life Moments

A ninety-minute seminar featuring two presentations; one discussing key findings from a survey for social workers, providing information around service needs for young people, and the other explaining the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study, which gathers data in order to help inform policies and practices aimed at meeting the needs of children and young people.

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Damian O’Neill is a Senior Analyst within the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre. Damian will present key findings from the transitions cohort needs assessment survey, undertaken to inform the design of the new Transition Support Service operating from July 2019. In the survey social workers provided information on the circumstances, needs and service delivery gaps of selected ‘high’ and ‘very high’ needs 15 to 17 year olds – a group at particular risk of not making a successful transition from care to independence.

Susan Morton is the Principal Investigator of New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study of child development, Growing Up in New Zealand. The University of Auckland study follows a cohort of more than 6,800 children. Data is gathered to help inform policies and programmes to better meet the needs of children and families in New Zealand. Susan is a Public Health Physician, an expert in life course epidemiology, translational research and econometric modelling of life course outcomes. She will provide an overview of the study and some of its key findings to date, with a particular focus on vulnerability, risk and protective factors.

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This is the seventh in a series of seminars hosted by the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre Te Pokapū Taunakitanga. We partner with a range of social sector agencies to present current research and thinking.

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