Podcast – Youth suicide

Speak Up Kōrerotia logoChristchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand’s only specialist human rights radio show Speak up – Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton.

The latest episode deals with youth suicide. New Zealand has high rates of youth suicide, especially among Māori and Pasifika populations.

  • Part I: Sir Peter Gluckman (Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor)
    Youth suicide statistics in NZ and elsewhere; possible reasons; the importance of providing supportive contexts for young people.
  • Parts II and III: Jackie Burrows and Tanith Petersen (He Waka Tapu) and Wesley Mauafu (PYLAT – Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation). Possible reasons; situation among different ethnic groups; situation in post-earthquake Christchurch and Elements for youth suicide prevention initiatives – sport, music, support, etc.

Transcript of the audio

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Cover of Suicide awareness and preventioncover of Spin by Dylan Horrocks Cover of Y do u h8 me Cover of Breaking the silence Cover of Sorrows of a century Cover The Roaring Silence A Compendium of Interviews, Essays, Poetry, Art and Prose About Suicide Cover of Twelve Thousand hours Cover of After the Suicide of Someone You Know Information and Support for Young People Cover A Practical Guide to Working With Suicidal Youth Cover of Alcohol information for teens

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Early World of Learning: for the little ‘uns!

My Mum tells me that at five I kept putting pegs on my tongue then running around hysterically unable to get them off. Nowadays I am watching five-year-olds work iPads like it was the most natural thing in the world. Either I was an idiot or kids are getting smarter.

Early World of LearningIf kids are getting smarter and more technically savvy, then how does that sit with them getting a proper education? That is where authoritative online vendors like World Book can help. You can have the bright colours and loud noises – but you can also learn at the same time.

World Book has produced Early World of Learning which is aimed at preschoolers and early primary aged children with three beautiful interactive learning environments:

  • Trek’s Travels: learn alongside Trek the scarecrow and Taffy the cat, as they travel around learning about: colours, numbers, size, shapes, sounds, places, taste and smell, opposites and time.
  • Welcome to Reading: features 48 stories in four reading levels. Aims to help strengthen phonics, vocabulary and comprehension skills;
  • Know It: is a child’s first online encyclopedia.  All text can be read-aloud by an online narrator and accompanied by word-by-word highlighting.

This product is easy to use, bright and informative in all the right ways. Have a gander today from home using your library card and password / PIN or in libraries through the Source or the catalogue.