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ERIC Number: EJ907909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Kicked out of School and Suffering: The Health Needs of Alternative Education Youth in New Zealand
Clark, Terryann; Smith, Jodi; Raphael, Deborah; Jackson, Catherine; Denny, Simon; Fleming, Theresa; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Crengle, Sue
Youth Studies Australia, v29 n4 p10-17 Dec 2010
Anonymous self-report health and wellbeing surveys were completed by alternative education (AE) students in the Auckland and Northland regions of New Zealand, and 11 semi structured interviews were conducted with key informants about their perceptions of health issues for AE students. Both groups reported concerning health-risk behaviours among AE students, including drug and alcohol abuse, depressive symptoms and dangerous driving. Health services have consistently failed to engage AE students in effective primary and preventative care that includes their whanau/family. Significant changes to the current New Zealand health system are required to provide appropriate and effective health care for students attending AE facilities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand