Progressing New Zealand’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy in a COVID-19 context

Progressing New Zealand’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy in a COVID-19 context

Maree Brown

This will discuss how New Zealand's Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy’s framework can guide government policy and service responses for children.

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In this webinar Maree Brown will discuss how the Strategy’s wellbeing framework can help guide government policy and service responses for children and young people in the wake of the COVID pandemic. Maree will also talk about work underway to review which elements may need to be scaled up or given greater priority to respond to emerging needs as well as new opportunities.

While the AIFS Conference 2020 has been postponed, we’re not standing still. We’re using this time to delve into key family safety and wellbeing issues impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

These times have thrown us either closer than ever to our families or isolated us from them. They are confining us to home, redrawing boundaries between work and family life, and heightening the differences between the haves and have-nots.

To explore some of these issues in-depth, join us and a line up of outstanding speakers for the Families in Focus Webinar Series during the month of June. We’re delighted that keynote speakers who were due to speak at our postponed conference have given their time so you can get a taste of the AIFS Conference from the comfort of your virtual working environment.

We encourage you to test your system before the webinar to make sure you can attend without experiencing technical difficulties.


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About the presenters

Maree Brown

Director, Child Wellbeing Unit, New Zealand Dept of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Maree is Director of the Child Wellbeing Unit in the New Zealand Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which is leading cross-sector work on New Zealand’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. Prior to her current role, Maree held senior positions in Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, ­the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. She has spent most of her career in child and family policy roles.