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Webinar: Do we need more than Maslow's hierarchy to advance tamariki and rangatahi wellbeing?

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The Child Wellbeing and Poverty Reduction Group at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Child Wellbeing Research Institute at the University of Canterbury co-hosted a webinar today focused on tamariki and rangatahi wellbeing.

Nationally, strengths-based, locally-led initiatives are contributing significant gains for tamariki and rangatahi wellbeing. While there is recognition that positive outcomes are being generated by such practices, more analysis is needed across successful transformation that aims to unpack commonalities in how and why change is occurring. 

This webinar explored the change mechanisms underpinning two very different approaches to uplifting child and youth wellbeing, with a particular exploration of how we need to evolve our thought processes beyond Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

The webinar was chaired by Child Wellbeing Poverty Reduction Executive Director Clare Ward and facilitated by Associate Professor Sacha McMeeking. Keynote speakers included founder of Bros for Change Jaye Pukepuke and founding member of Mindfulness in Schools Ōtautahi Erica Viedma.

You can watch the video below.

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