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Matua Raḵi is adapting to new ways of working in response to Covid-19. We're doing all we can to support and inform our workforces. You can find out more on the Covid-19 portal at www.tepou.co.nz

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1 July 2018

By Matua Raḵi

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) cross-agency plan

The Ministry of Health is leading a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) cross-agency plan to set the foundation for a structured approach that is evidence-based, for the prevention, early identification and organisation of existing supports for those affected by FASD.

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1 July 2018

By Matua Raḵi

New youth resources from Drug Foundation and Werry Workforce Whāraurau 

The New Zealand Drug Foundation and Werry Workforce Whāraurau have developed and produced a range of harm reduction-focused resources for young people.

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1 July 2018

By Matua Raḵi

Early lessons from the SA(CAT) Act

The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 has now been in place for several months and there are early signs are that some common issues, apart from process issues, are emerging due to the new Act.

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12 December 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Parenting through challenging times

Parenting through challenging times is a new Matua Raḵi resource that was launched at Addiction Leadership Day in Christchurch.

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12 December 2017

By Matua Raḵi

A guide to reducing or stopping mental health medication

While medication taken for mental health problems is often associated with discontinuation symptoms when it is stopped or reduced, there is a lack of concise information for consumers, their support people and indeed health practitioners about what to expect and how discontinuation symptoms can be managed.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

The 5-Step Method for working with families and whānau

Addiction services are often working daily with the families and whānau of people affected by addiction. In the last few years however mental health and addiction services have been asked to make a paradigm shift in the way they offer mental health and addiction support to ensure more effective engagement and support for family, whānau and the children of the people they work with.

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