These early intervention social justice agencies are the same ones described as being that tainted with radical feminist ideology's they're unavailable to deliver a fair and balanced service. It is sad the fate of our children are in the hands of the unscrupulous whose masquerade as caring individuals . In reality, people like the Children's Commissioner and the Minister in charge of the most dysfunctional department in kiwiland CYFS are just two faced closest lesbian communists. These women don't care about children as they are just selfish , bitter and twisted hateful feminazi drop kicks, who should be kept well away from all children .
It is sad that New Zealand is a social experiment that has gone horribly wrong and only the massive injection of new blood into our political infrastructure will alleviate the problem because this government does not recognize equality of the sexes . The government is guilty of unlawful gender discrimination and the Minister of Courts has not acted on a United Nations directive addressing the issue ?
The Labour Government are Nazi criminals and many of them should be in prison for abuse of power while in positions of authority .
What a disgraceful mess and I am ashamed to be the Father of four New Zealand born children who all will be advised to leave this country asap. I am not having bumbling bureaucratic idiots stuffing up my gran children . The scum of the earth judicial system has already ruined the childhoods of my four children and killed my mother .
New Zealand the land of long black lies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anti-social behaviour plan could target three -year -olds.
By ARWEN HANN - The Press | Saturday, 29 September 2007
Plans to screen and treat children as young as three are part of new Government plans to cut anti-social behaviour.
The six-year multi-agency plan has been developed by the ministries of education, health and social development and is designed to increase the number of children getting help for severe anti-social behaviour and conduct disorder.
It is estimated that up to 5 per cent of primary and intermediate pupils have problems with conduct or display severe anti-social behaviour.
The report said it was difficult to assess the effectiveness of intervention services.
However, it said "key challenges" had been identified, including "inadequate and inconsistent mechanisms for identifying and determining eligibility for services for young people" and "gaps in the availability of specialist services".
The plan proposes developing systematic screening for three to seven-year-olds within the education sector.
Treatment plans would include parenting classes and education for teachers on how to deal with disruptive children, as well as a "behaviour change programme" for the child.
A referral for mental health treatment could be included.
The foreword, signed by Education Minister Steve Maharey, Health Minister Pete Hodgson and Associate Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson, said behaviour problems were the "single most important predictor of later chronic anti-social behaviour problems, including poor mental health, academic underachievement, early school-leaving, teenage parenthood, delinquency, unemployment and substance abuse".
Canterbury University College of Education senior lecturer John Church, who contributed to the report, said early intervention was more likely to succeed.
"The critical element is parental involvement and the thing about working with young kids is most parents want the best for their kids," he said. "When their children are three or four, most parents will come on board. By age 12 or 13, the parents usually want out because they have been worn down."
It was also more cost-effective. "It is possible to have a little parenting training, which is a good influence on the children for about $4000 per case at the age of five to six," he said.
Church said that by the age of four it was possible to distinguish between children who were a little badly behaved and those with severe problems.
He said he would also like to see teachers given more training to identify children with severe behavioural problems.
Family First director Bob McCoskrie said the Government needed to back up its words with actions. `There are plenty of organisations out there who are working with these people and know them and what they are looking for."
He said he had similar concerns about the plan to those he had had about Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro's plan to screen all families for signs of abuse. "We need to be targeting that percentage of high-risk families we know about rather than trying to criminalise all families."
The New Zealand Educational Institute said it supported inter-agency plans because the onus for dealing with anti-social behaviour should not fall just on teachers.