SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Living in Multicultural Environments

    SPECIAL REPORT: Living in Multicultural Environments

    "Young people will absorb their new surroundings with curiosity, self-assurance, and kindness when diversity and inclusion are practised. It teaches them to identify with people who are different from themselves."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Building Belonging Post Pandemic

    SPECIAL REPORT: Building Belonging Post Pandemic

    "A sense of belonging involves more than simply knowing other people. It is also focused on gaining acceptance, attention, and support from others as well as having the opportunity to provide the same to other people."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Sextortion

    SPECIAL REPORT: Sextortion

    "You may not have heard the term before, but you must understand what it is. There has been a 400% increase in this type of crime being reported to police now involving adolescent males at a terribly high rate."

    Susan McLean

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  • Celebrating Matariki

    SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating Matariki

    "The importance of celebrating Matariki as a country, for tamariki Māori, cannot be understated. When your culture is seen and valued by the wider populace, it is uplifting and fills our tamariki with a sense of pride."

    Myles Ferris

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  • Building Resilience Post Pandemic

    SPECIAL REPORT: Building Resilience Post Pandemic

    “Resilience is the capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened and transformed by adversity. Never before, have parents needed the skills, the knowledge and the strategies to build resilience in their children as much as they do now."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Managing Homesickness

    SPECIAL REPORT: Managing Homesickness

    “Although all transitions are tricky, they’re also an invitation to grow. There may be occasions when your child may try to push your buttons, making you feel guilty and worry about them, but homesickness is a very human emotion."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • The Conflict in Ukraine

    SPECIAL REPORT: The Conflict in Ukraine

    “The evidence show us that having a supportive discussion about a stressful event can actually decrease a young person’s distress. Answering their questions honestly will help them process any difficult emotions that may arise."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • Respectful Language

    SPECIAL REPORT: Respectful Language

    “If you swear at someone, or about someone, you are actually committing an act of verbal violence. You transgress the usual rules of social interaction, impinging upon someone's self-image and their sense of dignity."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • Managing Overwhelm

    SPECIAL REPORT: Managing Overwhelm

    “As human beings, our brains haven’t evolved fast enough to adapt to the digital world that we now live in. This means that the overload of messages that we receive through ever-present media platforms often results in stress, anxiety, and overwhelm."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer

    “Even if your family has not experienced as many lockdowns as some areas, the social, economic and psychological impacts over the coming months are uncertain. For many young people, it means that acquiring the skills for future independence remain in the balance."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Instilling Hope In Uncertain Times

    “Parents can help instil hope by encouraging their kids to see life as it is. Human beings, particularly young ones, hate uncertainty and often their natural response is to exhibit varying degrees of fear and anxiety."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Eating Disorders

    “Since the pandemic, the number of young people presenting with eating disorders has increased significantly, with demand for services in New Zealand more than doubling since 2020. Essentially, eating disorders are serious mental health problems."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: COVID Fatigue & Youth Mental Health

    “I’m seeing more depression and anxiety in all age groups, but in adolescents it seems to be on steroids. When they look into the future now, they’re looking at one that wasn’t what they envisioned before."

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating Mother’s Day

    “Mothers are the glue that connects and nourishes all of humanity. Recognising her unique role and supporting the contributions she makes to the family will go a long way towards making family life a little more harmonious."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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  • SPECIAL REPORT: A Conversation on Consent

    “Consent is an agreement between people to engage in sexual activity. It means freely choosing to say yes to sexual activity without being pressured into it through guilt, threats or peer influence. It’s always got to be clearly communicated - there should be no ambiguity or doubt."

    Dr Emma Woodward

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