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ACYS books include titles such as Researching youth; Ethnic minority youth, Youth, crime and the media, and others on youth subcultures, and young people and work.

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1 - 3 Nov 2006 Involve 06 creativity, diversity, connection, New Zealand
Involve brings together hundreds of people in the youth health and development sectors.

Involve 06 will give you the chance to hear from leading youth health and development researchers, policy makers and grass roots practitioners.

Invited key note speakers include:
Michelle Dagnino a young social justice advocate, speaker and author from Canada. Michelle has worked as a child labour coordinator and her first book on hip hop and activism will be published this year.

Ruth Jones Tumu Whakarae, National Maori Manager Strategy and Planning for CCS. Ruth has a wealth of expreience working in the disability sector with young people, children and adults. Ruth also has worked at a community development and strategic level.

Deborah Christie a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Honory Senior Lecturer and head of Paediatric and Adolescent Psychology at Univiersity College London and Middlesex Hospital.

Rangimoana Taylor, Kaumatua of Toi Whakaari, the New Zealand Drama School.

Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Youth Affairs

Expressions of interest to present close on 7 May 2006. The submission form can be downloaded at: http://www.involve.org.nz/#expressionsofinterest

Conference participants can register for an additional one day workshop in motivational interviewing that will be presented by Deborah Chrsitie.

Involve06 is Coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Adolescent Health and Development with support from the National Youth Workers Network and the Ministry of Youth Development.
Venue: Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand
Contact: Full details of the conference are available on the conference website. The site includes online registration.

Conference contact:
Matt Roberts
New Zealand Association for Adolescent Helath and Development,
Ph: (04) 382 9944,
Fax:(04) 381 3846,
Email: [email protected]

Conference web site: www.involve.org.nz
Website: http://www.involve.org.nz
E-mail: matt[AT]involve.org.nz


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