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Mark Wood

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 32: The Trials and Challenges of Using a Youth Development Approach in a Mental Health and Addictions Service for Young People

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The Trials and Challenges of Using a Youth Development Approach in a Mental Health and Addictions Service for Young People
The Trials and Challenges of Using a Youth Development Approach in a Mental Health and Addictions Service for Young People
Mark Wood
Introduction

I migrated to New Zealand ten years ago and I try to summarise the difference between a Māori world view and a Western world view in acknowledgement that I grew up in the UK, in England. The Western model of (allopathic) medicine sees human beings as individuals with symptoms that need a diagnosis and cure. If someone presents as unwell, medics try to fix the illness without necessarily considering the context within which the illness occurs. In contrast, many indigenous ...

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