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Statement regarding ‘Children, Adolescents and Gender Negative Impacts of Transgender Ideology’ conference
The New Zealand Psychological Society is concerned about the advertised conference, ‘Children, Adolescents and Gender Negative Impacts of Transgender Ideology’, being offered by the ‘Child and Adolescents Therapists Association of Aotearoa New Zealand’ (CATA) in August. Read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society made a submission on Transforming our Mental Health Law - the review of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment & Treatment) Act, March 2022 - read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society Submission made a submission on the Emissions Reduction Plan, prepared by members of the NZPsS Climate Psychology Task Force. November 2021 - read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society made a Submission to the Parliamentary Justice Select Committee - on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill- read more
The New Zealand Psychological Society responds to the letter published in the Listener by a group of academics at the University of Auckland- read more
New Zealand Psychological Society Submission To the Climate Change Commission - prepared by members of the NZPsS Climate Psychology Task Force. March 2021- read more
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.
From The Office of the California Surgeon General
Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health.
The report provides clear and equitable response solutions, models, and best practices to be replicated or tailored to serve community needs. The comprehensive report brings together global experts across sectors, specialties, regions, and disciplines to drive science-based approaches to primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for ACEs and toxic stress.
The Society made a media release on 18 November 2022: Psychologists condemn un-informed and ineffective ‘Boot Camp’ policy
The Society made a media release on 8 June 2021: Psychologists hailed in Queen’s Birthday honours
The Society revised the position statement on 'Conversion" Therapy, 17 February 2021
Psychology organisations from across the globe are working to prevent and reduce domestic violence, especially in the wake of COVID-19. They have collaborated to produce this practical advice sheet for psychologists to implement a concerted evidence-based approach in this area
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