I offer research, project management, training, consultancy and development assistance to civil society organisations, the public sector and private enterprise to accelerate sustainable locally-led development in communities around New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.
Clients and project partners have included: Ministry of Education; Te Puni Kōkiri Ministry of Māori Development; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Social Development; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Youth Development; Accident Compensation Corporation; The World Bank; NZAID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade; Te Runanga o Ngāti Porou; Te Ora Hou Aotearoa; NZ Youth Mentoring Network; National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa; NZ Council of Christian Social Services; Salvation Army Parliamentary & Policy Unit; Youth Action Nepal; Lilok Community Transformation (Philippines); Hastings District Council; Taupo District Council; Gisborne District Council; and Tairāwhiti District Health Board.
Currently I have long-term project management and research contracts with three community-led development projects in Gisborne and Whanganui and undertake additional consultancy work on an ad hoc basis.
- Location: Te Tairawhiti/ East Coast
- Qualifications: All Researchers, Bachelor Degree, Post-Graduate Diploma
- Ethnic Groups: New Zealand European, Tongan
- Area of Expertise: Poverty & Wealth, Children & Youth, Community Development, Environment, Families/ Whānau & Parenting, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, I offer Research & Evaluation Mentoring, Non-profit Sector, Social Services, Volunteering / Mahi Aroha, Whānau Ora
- Key Publications: PUBLICATIONS: Baxter, R. Caddie, M. Cameron, G. Indigenous youth development in contemporary youth work practice. (Chapter in "Unequal Age: International Perspectives on Youth Work and Inequality", Routledge, to be published 2014)Aotearoa New Zealand was colonised by Europeans nearly 250 years ago, yet a unique treaty signed between Māori tribes and the British Crown in 1840 has been increasingly recognised in legislation and society as establishing a bi-cultural country. Youth work practice over the past 30 years has taken increasing cognisance of the Treaty-based rights and responsibilities of both Tangata Whenua (indigenous peoples) and Tangata Tīriti (people of the Treaty). This chapter explores the influence of indigenous rights and cultural competence in youth work modalities including the development of a National Code of Ethics for Youth Work from the experience of youth workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. The authors also refer to the recent influence bi-cultrual youth work in Aotearoa has been having on youth worker training in Australia and the South Pacific.Ultimately, a number of practical indigenous approaches are offered with the hope youth work practitioners might explore these in work with young people."Hei Tikitiki: Traditional Māori Rites of Passage and Positive Youth Development", Te Ora Hou Aotearoa Inc. (2011)The project involved youth workers and young people interviewing more than 30 kaumatua and kuia from different rohe and iwi about their experiences as children and young people through the transition to adulthood. Included in the report is one of the most comprehensive literature reviews on the subject of rites of passage and youth development for Māori and indigenous peoples.Mana Ngākau, AUT. (2013)CHAPTER SYNOPSIS: The ways in which voluntary associations can be nurturing environments for tamariki and taiohi are appraised.Whakapūmau Taonga: Kaiti Youth Development and Offending Reduction Strategy 2010‐2015, Te Runanga ō Ngāti Porou. (2010)A community-wide Kaiti youth development and offending reduction strategy developed with support from Te Runanga ō Ngāti Porou.PRESENTATIONS:2013 - The Weight of Risk and the Risk of Weighting presentation at Hastings District Council Mayoral Symposium on Oil & Gas, Hastings.2013 - Public Finance Planning in New Zealand presented at: “2nd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in the US & Canada”, Loyola University, Chicago, USA2012 - Hei Tikitiki: Traditional Māori Rites of Passage presented at: Future Wellbeing Social Services Conference, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, Auckland University2008 - Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Prevent Offending by Young People: presented at: “Youth Justice Forum” hosted by Taupo District Council & Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft; Workshop on Kapiti Coast for Child, Youth & Family Youth Justice staff & Youth Quest, an NGO YJ programme provider; and 2008 National Alternative Education Conference, Wellington.2007 - He Whakaaro Pai: A Cognitive Behavioural Game for Young Offenders – presented new resource developed at the Working Together: National Conference on Youth Offending.Arnold Goldstein, the Prepare Curriculum and Preventing Youth Offending: Workshop in Wanganui, Gisborne, Wellington and Napier co-facilitated with Marcus Akuhata-Brown for CYF Youth Justice staff & Youth Justice NGO Providers.Funding & Contracting Issues in the Community Sector: Workshop for Praxis Diploma in Youth Work & Community Development, Christchurch. (www.praxis.org.nz)What Works (to Prevent Youth Offending): Co-Presented with Kaye McLaren to Youth Justice staff, Central Region, Child Youth & Family.2005 - Te Wharaunga o Te Waka: Alternative Education in New Zealand: Poster Presentation at NZ Alternative Education Providers Conference, Wellington.Funding & Contracting in the Social Services: Workshop for Praxis Diploma in Youth Work & Community Development, Wellington. (www.praxis.org.nz)2003 - Arnold Goldstein, the Prepare Curriculum and Alternative Education in Aotearoa: Workshop co-facilitated with Marcus Akuhata-Brown at the NZ Alternative Education Providers Conference, Auckland.
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- Professional Memberships: New Zealand Association of Impact Assessment (2008-2014)Association of International Consultants (2007-2011)Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (2006-2010)
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