Information

Ara Taiohi is the peak body for the youth sector, created by New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA). Its website provides resources for people working with young people to enhance youth development.
This comic breaks down what OCD really is, what it isn’t, and why it’s so harmful when you trivialize this serious disorder. We can learn a lot from this message on being more thoughtful about our everyday language.
The OCD UK website offers a wealth of information and management ideas for children, young people and families dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder.
The Parent and Family Resource Centre supports parents and families of children and young people with disability.
Parent to Parent provides support for parents of children with special needs.
Parenting Guidelines for Adolescent Alcohol Use

These guidelines are designed to help parents prevent or reduce their adolescent child’s alcohol use, as recommended by the NHMRC Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (2009).

This website provides ideas/strategies for parents to help deal with or protect their children or teenagers from alcohol misuse, as well as depression and anxiety.
Parentline works with children who have been traumatised by abuse and domestic violence. They also provide advice and support to parents and caregivers and counselling for children who display challenging behaviour in the classroom and playground.