Infant, child and youth

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There are many services for infants and the child in Hurunui including;

Plunket New Zealand

Early Start family support services

Parent2Parent  support for families raising children with disabilities    

Preschools and Playcentres

Primary schools and Area schools (year 1-13)

In 2018, the Hurunui SKIP project  interviewed 35 whanau/parents across the district on their experiences with parenting and  access to services.  SKIP Hurunui Project Summary

Hurunui Youth Programme  offers recreational activities and development programmes for youth in Years 7-13 in the Hurunui District. 

Lee Hooper, a PhD student studying self-regulation in children with stress related disorders at University of Canterbury spoke to the Together Hurunui network on Chronic Stress in Children following the Canterbury EQs.   Summary of Chronic Stress in Children Following the Canterbury EQs Presentation by Lee Hooper 

Youth resources

298 Youth Health Resource. 2017

Copy of Settlers Health Christchurch Youth Services Directory