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Child poverty and mental health: a literature review

Child Poverty Action Group and the New Zealand Psychological Society warmly invite you to attend the report launch of Child Poverty and Mental Health:A Literature Review at the Auckland City Mission on 18th May 2017.

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Large numbers of children in New Zealand suffer from mental health problems, and large numbers of children suffer from poverty and hardship.

This launch will discuss the findings and issues around the relationship between poverty experienced during childhood and the impact that poverty may have on the mental health of a child or young person, or later in their adulthood. 


Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane -Angus Hikairo Macfarlane (Ngati Whakaue) is the Kaihautu of the New Zealand Psychological Society. Professor Macfarlane is the Director of Te Ru Rangahau, the Maori Research Laboratory at the University of Canterbury.  His research explores cultural concepts and strategies that influence professional practice.

Quentin Abraham - Quentin Abraham is the current President of the New Zealand Psychological Society. He works in private as an educational psychologist with 26 years' experience.

Associate Professor Kerry Gibson - Kerry Gibson is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland.  She is a clinical psychologist and former President of the New Zealand Psychological Society. 

Professor Innes Asher - Innes is a Paediatrician (Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland) and CPAG's children's health spokesperson.  She chairs the Global Asthma Network. In 2017 she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to their inaugural Expert Panel on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).