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HISTORICAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN STATE AND RELIGIOUS CARE:
The significant and long term impact of abuse and neglect on the psychological wellbeing of young people, and importantly on the neurodevelopment of growing brains is well recognised, for example through research into Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) - https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/about.html.
In Aotearoa, the true extent and trauma resulting from these experiences in state and religious care has been highlighted in the recently released Royal Commission interim report - https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/reports/
The NZ Psychological Society acknowledges the impact on those who through no fault of their own have experienced abuse and neglect, in its many forms, at the hands of those entrusted to care for them. Kia Kaha.
Dr Tia Neha, G V Goddard Early Career Award, Achievement and Excellence in Applied Psychology
Dr Julia Ioane and Dr Rebecca J. Sargisson, Public Interest Award
Olivia Yates, Postgraduate Student Social Justice Research Scholarship
Alana Haenga O’Brien, Karahipi Tumuaki President’s Scholarship Click here for more information about the awards and the recipients
The Society made a media release on 12 June joining national and international calls for an end to racism in the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd in the United States and countless others worldwide. Psychologists join calls demanding an end to racism