We are grateful for the grant we received from the Lynn Bevan Trust (administed by the NZ Family Court’s Association) that assisted us to complete this small research project about the communication involved in protection orders. We often hear from people that legal language can be confusing and the expectations on people involved in legal […]
This report was commissioned by Kingslea School who wanted to find out more about the language and communication skills of their students who attend school at a Youth Justice Residence. We carried out this research in partnership with colleagues from The University of Auckland. The report describes what young people told us about their experiences […]
New Level 3 resources: See futher down this page to access these new resources The new dark green set are about NZ at Alert Level 3 There’s a new video about Youth Justice at Alert Level 3 A new set that answers questions from young people in youth justice residences about COVID-19 and what it […]
Download a copy of our recent Youth Voices report: Students from the NZ Animation College have been doing an assignment to create short animations for some of the quotes from our data. You can view some of these here. They used our Talking Trouble Aotearoa NZ images (drawn by Carol Green) and created audio and […]
Sally Kedge and Clare McCann provided an article for the NZ Youth Court publication, ‘Court In The Act’ describing how the needs of a fictional young person might be addressed within the NZ youth justice setting.
Dr Judy Clegg from The University of Sheffield recently visited TTANZ. She gave two very useful and well-attended professional development presentations in Auckland. 1) a seminar for a general audience of professionals who work with vulnerable children and young people on 9 December 2015. Click to access: TTANZ Judy Clegg presentation 9 Dec 2015 handout of slides […]
Presentations and article in the latest newsletter from the NZ Principal Youth Court Judge, Court In The Act Sally Kedge from the Talking Trouble NZ team recently presented to the NZ Youth Court Judges in Wellington and Auckland on the oral language competency issues facing many of the young people involved with the legal system. […]
Talking Trouble NZ hosted a visit from Pamela Snow from Monash University for a week at the end of October 2013. Pamela has conducted extensive research into the oral language needs of vulnerable children, including those involved with child protection and youth justice services. Over the week, Pamela participated in a range of meetings with […]