News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors including several Regional Director roles at Child Youth and Family.

The new appointment follows an extensive search led by Youth Horizons Board Chair, David Edwards. “Marion is an outstanding individual and it is a real pleasure having her join us. Maintaining and building our reputation as a leading evidence-based provider is an absolute priority so having someone with the in-depth sector knowledge and experience is a real asset.”

Marion has had an extensive career in the social services and health sectors and is a passionate advocate for young people. “I have been impressed by Youth Horizons for a number of years from a funder’s perspective so when the opportunity arose to take on the leadership role, I was very excited. The organisation has had a profound impact on the lives of some of our most vulnerable young people – it will be an honour and privilege to lead.”

Marion will officially start on October 13 and will be based at the organisation’s head office in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

About Youth Horizons

Youth Horizons is a non-profit organisation, which works with young people who are at risk of poor life outcomes due to complex behavioural and/or mental health needs, including conduct disorder and antisocial behaviours.

With a history of nearly 20 years practice, Youth Horizons now provides a range of interventions, including residential and foster care treatment, family preservation and reintegration, primary mental health intervention and independence transitioning services. These are all underpinned by the philosophy that young people should be empowered to fully participate in family/whānau, community and other productive pro-social activities. We use therapeutic and evidence-based models of care and we are continuously working towards best practice.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news