KYS is committed to ongoing improvement and staff development and as such, we provide training and professional development opportunities for all our staff. Some of this is provided by external providers and some is provided in house by our own staff. We have been growing this area to the wider sector by providing training for other organisations and groups as requested. The training has been at our site on the Kāpiti Coast and in other locations from Whangarei to Invercargill.
We have a range of training options and trainers from within our staff. This includes Clinical, Psychological, AOD, Social Work, Community and Youth Work. Some of our staff have provided training overseas and presented at international conferences. Our management also provides training and consultancy on the leadership and management of the Not For Profit sector.
The PARTH model is a set of practice orientations identified in the Pathways to Resilience and Youth Transitions projects, led by Professor Robyn Munford and Professor Jackie Sanders (Massey University).
It’s designed to guide interactions with young people that focus on immediate issues, as well as onlong-term goals. KYS staff participated in the Youth Transitions and Pathways research programmes and as a result have partnered with Robyn and Jackie to co-design and deliver the three-day PARTH training programme. This programme draws on the research findings that identify the factors that lead to better outcomes for young people.
The PARTH training is an intensive training experience for youth practitioners from statutory, NGO and Iwi organisations that work with young people across Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
The projects we have been involved in with Professors Munford and Sanders are:
- 2020 – ongoing – Developing Relational Practice Resources to develop PARTH/ Tōu Ake Mana (MBIE).
- 2009-19 – Long-Term Successful Youth Transitions (MBIE)
- 2008-16 – Pathways to Resilience (MBIE)