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Measuring service outcomes within new Family Court system

Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:32 am | 24-7

April 1st 2014 sees the introduction of the new Family Court reforms, whereby parties to a family dispute are now more empowered to determine their own destiny regarding the care of their children. More >>

Family Court Consumers begin posting on Youtube

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 8:47 am | 24-7

Service Consumers of the New Zealand Family Court have now begun covertly digitally recording Lawyers meetings, Counselling sessions, mediation sittings, and even Court room procedures, and uploading them to Youtube. More >>

NZ School Counselling Failures in an International Context

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 4:34 pm | 24-7

The recent Education Review Office Report that found the quality of school counselling to be less than adequate for students sits right within the framework of the international outcome evidence for counselling services worldwide, and the common denominator for ... More >>

Hospital rating system a “gigantic leap forward”

Monday, 21 October 2013, 9:29 am | 24-7

Hospital rating system a “gigantic leap forward” in client care, says Social Service Outcome Researcher. More >>

Family Court Reforms rightly side-line Lawyers/Counsellors

Saturday, 8 June 2013, 9:52 am | 24-7

Family Court Reforms “rightly side-line the role of Lawyers & Counsellors” says Social Services Outcomes Researcher More >>

Service Outcome Measurement essential in Family Court

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 3:24 pm | 24-7

Privileging the service consumer’s voice via Routine Service Outcome Measurement is essential for measuring the service efficacy of any and all services provided to the Family Court, be they legal, social, psychological, or meditative, says Steve ... More >>

Family Court Reforms “need to heed client feedback"

Friday, 3 August 2012, 10:16 am | 24-7

The recent release of the proposed reforms for the New Zealand Family Court, tabled by Minister of Justice Judith Collins, are finally heading in the direction of sound international Family Court outcome evidence, however more weight needs to be given ... More >>

Stop moaning, and Start Measuring

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 10:07 am | 24-7

Stop moaning, and start measuring, says Social Services Outcomes Researcher The vacuous cries emanating from various Social Service agencies, bemoaning the fact that they have restrictions on funding is becoming tiresome and ultimately unnecessary, ... More >>

Labour trying to answer wrong question on Family Court

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 11:44 am | 24-7

“Shadow Attorney General Charles Chauvel is trying to answer the wrong question in his press release reading the services of the Family Court to vulnerable families, and he needs to stop subscribing to myth, ideology, and popular opinion, and start ... More >>

Utopian fantasies on bullying will not protect our children

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 11:24 am | 24-7

Steve Taylor, Outcomes Researcher and Director of Counselling & Family Mediation organisation 24-7 Ltd is disappointed that many family support experts are still subscribing to ideological popular opinion and myth, as opposed to the evidence, ... More >>

Absence of Consumer Representative on Family Court Review

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 2:57 pm | 24-7

The Ministry of Justice’s graphic omission of a Consumer Representative on the Family Court Review Reference Panel is a worrying omission, and one that will create a deficit in hearing the voices of individuals and families most directly affected ... More >>

Call for Family Court stories for new website

Sunday, 10 July 2011, 5:59 pm | 24-7

Parents, couples, caregivers, and families who have been subject to New Zealand Family Court proceedings have been invited to submit their experiences in writing, in preparation for the introduction of a new website that will work to inform the upcoming Family ... More >>

Open Letter to Prof Moon on Maori Violence

Saturday, 4 June 2011, 12:26 pm | 24-7

Dear Professor Moon, You are quoted in the NZ Herald on 4/6/11 thus: It was harmful to stereotype Maori when there was no difference between Maori and Pakeha parents in terms of violence. It would have been more useful to work on the problems of drugs ... More >>

Custody and Courts the cause of murders

Friday, 20 May 2011, 2:48 pm | 24-7

Custody and Courts, not power and control the cause of murders, says Family Counsellor & Counselling Outcomes Researcher The tragic deaths of Tania Simpson, Paul Rogers, Anthony Way, and Kyla Rogers was less caused by ownership, power, and entitlement ... More >>

“Ideological Mythology” of blanket confidentiality

Sunday, 15 May 2011, 10:41 am | 24-7

Press Release: “Ideological Mythology” of blanket confidentiality in Counselling is placing families at risk, says Counselling Director and Counselling Outcomes Researcher. Parents of school children being carted off to abortion clinics and medical services ... More >>

Family Court Counselling “cost explosion”

Monday, 25 April 2011, 11:52 am | 24-7

Family Court Counselling “cost explosion” a result of not tracking Provider effectiveness outcomes, says Counselling Outcomes Researcher. “The most significant reason that there has been a 62% increase in family-related professional services ... More >>

School Anti-Bullying Programmes don't work, says Counsellor

Sunday, 27 March 2011, 1:12 pm | 24-7

In the aftermath of the shocking case of a defenceless Wanganui school student being punched, kicked and stomped by what can only be described as a feral student, parents of school children may wish to pause to consider the wisdom of the various anti-bullying ... More >>

The recent earthquake in Christchurch

Monday, 28 February 2011, 10:38 am | 24-7

people in the child's life who are truly experts on both the child and the child's welfare. It is this parental expertise that is the child's greatest protective factor in a crisis, and to be truly useful in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake, ... More >>

Time to go where the evidence leads in Mental Health care

Sunday, 30 January 2011, 9:35 pm | 24-7

Time to go where the evidence leads in Mental Health care, says Counsellor. “The alarming revelation that over 80,000 New Zealanders are using Anti-Psychotic drugs, some of them children, alongside the fact that 10% of the population is now taking ... More >>

TV 3 screens and then laughs at a child abuse skit

Friday, 24 December 2010, 9:34 am | 24-7

An Auckland Family Counsellor is appalled at the actions of the TV 3 Nightline programme, who featured a internet-based comedy skit in which a 6 year old child and a father are depicted joking about the sexual abuse of the child, on 23/12/10. More >>

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