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Involve 2020 Breakout: Through Someone Else’s Eyes: supporting quality youth-adult relationships through direct observation methods

Research consistently identifies quality relationships with adults as a key driver of positive youth outcomes. However, few studies have explored how the communication strategies adult helpers such as youth workers and mentors use can either help or hinder connections with young people. This presentation will provide an overview of the Youth-Adult Partnerships Observation Study and […]

Involve 2020 Breakout: Vote 2020: what do the election and referendums mean for young people?

A workshop in two parts:Enrol, Vote, be Heard – Electoral Commission Youth AdvisorsDid you know that 96% of old people are enrolled, and only 61% of young people are enrolled? Do these people represent your views? Do you want them to decide your future? How about the young people you work with?Enrolling and voting means […]

Involve 2020 Breakout: Project SEARCH

Tom Callanan, CCS Disability Action and Louise Tapper, The Collaborative Trust ProjectSEARCH Canterbury is responding directly to the goals and aspirations of young people with intellectual and learning disabilities for paid employment. The programme directly encourages a collaborative, partnership approach to the transition from school through industry-based vocational training that leads to employment. The presentation […]

Involve 2020 Breakout: Mana Taiohi Revolution

Mana Taiohi are Aotearoa’s youth development principles, authored by the youth development sector. They provide the foundation for our mahi with young people in this nation. These are informed by young people, people who work with young people, Te Ao Māori and Aotearoa research and literature. This workshop will provide an overview of these principles […]

Involve 2020 Breakout: Sexuality, Gender and Health Snapshot

What have we learned from 25 years of peer sexuality support? Bex Leys- Auckland Sexual Health Services Education Unit A quick overview of Auckland Sexual Health Services Peer Sexuality support program, how it has evolved over the past 25 years, how we have adapted and what learning edges we are still adapting to.   “Too Scared […]

Involve 2020 Keynote: Guled Mire and Veena Patel

Guled and Veena talk about the work they do with a group of third culture young people in the Wellington region. They speak to the experiences of former refugee and migrant communities coming to New Zealand and help the Involve audience better understand what that would be like. Part of their keynote is them advocating […]

Involve 2020 Keynote: David Shanks

David Shanks is a keynote speaker at Involve 2020 where he helps us to think about his role and what it means to have a Chief Censor. He speaks more widely about the world of the Classification Office as it relates to young people. He mentions key topics of interest in censorship including the terror […]

Involve 2020 Keynote: Susan Sawyer

Susan speaks about the health landscape at this moment in time, including the COVID-19 global pandemic. She gives insight into global statistics and trajectories when it comes to youth health and uses some of her most recent publications to draw these together in one slick presentation. This session was recorded at Involve 2020 during the […]

Involve 2020 Keynote: Kawiti Waetford

Kaweti shares his story of being a young person who was mentored, and how he now uses this platform to support and mentor other young people in Northland. He brings a unique and hearty te ao Māori perspective as he uses creativity as the vehicle to connect with young people. Kawiti’s Keynote is from 31:00 […]

Core Competencies #9 – Practices Whai Wāhitanga

This session explores the Core Competency ‘Practices whai wāhitanga – creating space for youth participation’. This is informed by the Mana Taiohi principle of Whai Wāhitanga. Competency Descriptor: Recognises young people as valued contributors to society, creating space to actively participate, assume agency and take responsibility Korowai Tupu and Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers […]

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