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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2008
"The Inter-agency Plan for Conduct Disorder/Severe Antisocial Behaviour 2007-2012" (Ministry of Social Development, 2007) is assessed according to the SWOT dimensions of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The document is one of the most important statements for the social services in New Zealand because of the primacy that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Social Services
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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2007
Many teachers and human service workers are 40-50 years of age and this paper explores the formative influences, and the developmental characteristics, of workers who are presently middle-aged. This leads onto an examination of the importance of relationships and work to mid-lifers. In the concluding section of the paper, there is some…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Older Workers, Midlife Transitions
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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2006
This is the second of two papers providing a critique of categorisation and of the biomedical interpretation of personal adjustment issues experienced by children and youth. Whereas the first paper (Stanley, 2006; published in "Kairaranga" earlier this year) appraised this approach from an array of theoretical vantage points, this paper…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Adjustment (to Environment), Classification, Behavior Problems
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Stanley, Peter – Kairaranga, 2006
This is the first of two articles that provide a critique of categorisation and of the biomedical interpretation of personal adjustment issues experienced by children and youth. In this paper the appraisal is made by the devising of an imaginary mental illness, through the presentation of some important theoretical frameworks, by considering…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Policy Analysis, Student Adjustment, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Stanley, Peter; Stanley, Lesley – Kairaranga, 2005
Responding to serious behaviour problems requires new practice answers and emphases. Best practice principles and a developmental perspective indicate that the family should be the focus of preventative work. The Incredible Years parent training series is described as an important example of an empirically-supported programme that is presently…
Descriptors: Prevention, Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Early Intervention