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Should kids have to keep themselves safe?

Posted by Philip on 26 June 2014, 2:12 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On Wednesday Violence Free Waitakere (VFW) launched "'Jade Speaks Up', a new multimedia resource to help keep children safe from violence." The media release said, "The resource aims to help children put safety strategies in place to support themselves, should they feel afraid in their lives whether from bullying, natural disasters, adult threats or witnessing grown-ups fighting."

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Sign the KIDshine petition urging Rt Hon John Key to end our 'national shame’ of domestic violence and child abuse.

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Humour and diversity as tools for understanding and resolving conflict

Posted by Philip on 3 July 2013, 4:00 pm in , , , , ,

Talking with a friend yesterday reminded me of a workshop I ran several years ago at Waiheke High School with my friend, colleague and Diversityworks Trust Chair Carol Waterman.

From memory a mutual friend who worked at the school asked us to run a workshop with a number of parents who were having conflict with their teens. The workshop was to give them a time to offload and support each other.

Unbeknownst to us, several parents brought their kids with them. After a moment of panic, Carol and I decided to go ahead with our first planned activity and slightly change the second.

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