The year is racing by and Christmas bells are ringing in the distance. As you start to plan your summer holidays, it might be a good time to start to reflect on plans for next year. The release of the E-Skills Plus, the online Real Skills Plus self-assessment tool could be a good place to start. This will allow you to map your skills and perhaps highlight areas for further development. This is a new tool developed at the Werry Centre and more details are given below. We would love to hear how you find using it. If you would like to develop your skills, now is a good time to think of enrolling in one of our post-graduate courses. There are a range of youth health papers (more about them in this newsletter), we have the Post Graduate Certificate papers in infant, child and adolescent mental health
, and will shortly be announcing some financial support for the CBT papers. Watch for the announcement soon.
We have action aplenty at the Centre until the end of the year. The workforce development team are running a number of events and planning for work next year, on the teaching side folk are marking papers from the many courses we teach and research staff are in the last few months of data collection on the TrACY study (assessing the effectiveness of MATCH-ADTC in New Zealand), collecting data on the implementation of SPARX as a national tool, planning for the Better Start National Science Challenge, and work continues on the IDEAL and PEN studies, among others. We have confirmed the appointment of some great new staff at the Werry Centre. Rachel Zondag has joined us as our core services manager, Stephanie Brown has joined the project support and administration team and Leanne Eruera has brought her financial and business skills to the team. It is lovely to have these three new people join us, and we wish them all a warm welcome. I am sure you will enjoy getting to know them.
Summer is arriving at long last. We hope you are all enjoying the longer, warmer days and that the usual end of year rush is not too stressful. Hiran has gathered together a great selection of interesting articles for you to read as you loll in the sun. Enjoy!