Working with Vulnerable Youth

April 8, 2018

Vulnerable youth in Kapiti are set to benefit from an approach for working with them, that the Kapiti Youth Support service has adopted.


Massey University’s School of Social Work developed the PARTH model, as a guide for the way professionals work with vulnerable youth on immediate issues, and their long-term goals.


Kapiti Youth Support or KYS, describes the model as unique as it connects with professional practice, while being inclusive of young peoples’ perspective and voice.


Currently about 5,400 young people access services or programmes from KYS – a youth one-stop service working with 10 to 25-year-olds.


Ahead of a 3-day PARTH training session kicking off today (Monday), KYS manager Raechel Osborne says they’ve adopted the PARTH model because it has synergy with the way they’re already working.


PARTH focuses on ensuring that young people are part of the decision making and intervention, as well as helping youth to build on their existing resources and capacity.




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