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Conduct Problems: Effective Programmes for 8-12 Year Olds

This report was prepared by the Advisory Group on Conduct Problems (AGCP) on the prevention, treatment and management of conduct problems in children aged 8-12 years of age. The AGCP was established to provide advice to the Ministries of Social Development, Education, Health and Justice on improving the delivery of behavioural services in New Zealand.

This is the third report completed by this group, following the publication of the Conduct Problems: Best Practice report and Conduct Problems: Effective Services for 3-7 Year Olds report. This report has a strong focus on making behavioural services more culturally responsive for Māori, and looks at how both ‘western science’ and ‘matauranga Māori’ knowledge sit beside each other in understanding and measuring successes of behavioural interventions. This report will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners.

In particular the report:

  • provides the latest international research on what are effective behavioural programmes for 8-12 year olds.
  • builds on the 2 previous published reports (on-line) by the AGCP (Best Practice and Effective Programmes for 3-7 Year Olds reports)
  • outlines a portfolio of behavioural programmes that could be introduced in New Zealand
  • provides a common approach for both the health and education sectors and Child, Youth and Family in defining, treating and managing older children with conduct problems
  • elaborates how kaupapa Māori principles, programmes and evaluation fit within the mix of service delivery and expansion of behavioural programmes to achieve whānau ora (‘braided river’ approach).
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This report is available for download in PDF format:

Conduct Problems: Effective Services for 8–12 Year-olds

Sep 2011

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