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New report: Child poverty and mental health

New report: Child poverty and mental health

Source: Child Poverty Action Group

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Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the New Zealand Psychological Society warmly invite you to attend the report launch ofChild poverty and mental health: A literature review at the Auckland City Mission on Thursday 18 May, 2017 at 10:30am.

The report discusses the relationship between poverty experienced during childhood and the impact it can have on the mental health of a child or young person, affecting their outcomes, as well as the significance of this issue for Māori and Pasifika children.

The launch will feature the following keynote speakers:

Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane (Ngati Whakaue) is the Kaihautu of the New Zealand Psychological Society. Professor Macfarlane is the Director of Te Ru Rangahau, the Maori Research Laboratory at the University of Canterbury. His research explores cultural concepts and strategies that influence professional practice.

Quentin Abraham is the current President of the New Zealand Psychological Society. He works in private as an educational psychologist with 26 years' experience.

Dr Kerry Gibson is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. She is a clinical psychologist and former President of the New Zealand Psychological Society.

Professor Innes Asher is a Paediatrician (Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland) and CPAG's children's health spokesperson. She chairs the Global Asthma Network. In 2017 she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to their inaugural Expert Panel on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

CPAG says it is crucial that the New Zealand government sufficiently resources mental health services for early detection of need among children, and provides a better framework for family income support, so that all children have the opportunity to thrive and to have good overall health outcomes.

To register for the event please follow this link.

For more information email us at comms@cpag.org.nz.

ENDS


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