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A return to the “good old days”: Back to the future of Aotearoa New Zealand social services. Re-Imagining Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand Blog


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The holiday mood is a seductive one, with its many competing discourses of hope, indulgence, generosity and belonging. We don rose coloured glasses to look back at our successes and dare to keep them on while looking forward. We fully expect that in the next few weeks, when our toes are firmly in the sand and our rosy glasses are at their most glorious tint, we will receive the promised report of the CYF ‘overhaul.’ This seasonal blog post is in anticipation of this. It is written by Bobby Bryan, a new social work academic at Te Kuritini o Waikato (Wintec). Bobby has worked for Child Youth and Family, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Department of Corrections, non-government Youth Health Services, Kaupapa Māori family violence services, and as a social services consultant. He looks back on the good times of social services in Aotearoa New Zealand with the hope that the memory of these will provide strength for social workers and for Child Youth and Family in 2016

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: social work, social services, child, youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Julie Thorburn
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 21:33
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:21

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