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Since opening in we have worked hard for excellence, while improving and extending the services we offer to our 5, young people. This high level of engagement is the direct result of the consistent efforts of our highly qualified team in contributing to the positive development of healthy young people as they transition into adulthood.
The KYS team is experienced in working with young people and responding to their needs in a manner that achieves results. Our services include medical and nursing services, sexual health, clinical psychology, counselling, alcohol and drug services, social work, mentoring, parenting, peer support, transition to work, youth development, education programmes and therapeutic groups.
All of our services are available free to Kapiti young people aged between 10 and 24 years.
Our holistic model of care allows each member of our team to build strong enduring relationships with the young people we engage with.
Our core strength is our commitment to seeing each young person as an individual with needs, strengths and challenges that are unique to them. This approach enables meaningful contact and engagement with each young person and allows us to be responsive to their needs.
Being able to engage with young people from the ages of 10 to 24 in consistent ways supports relationship based practice.
This is acknowledged as the most effective approach to working with young people, and our experience confirms this. Our Vision To be respected internationally for enabling youth to thrive in our community Our Mission To provide a safe, confidential, youth focused environment for To my fellow youth summary delivery of high quality health and support services for young people in the Kapiti Coast community Our To my fellow youth summary Young Person Centered - Staff are responsive to the needs of young people and establish trusting and respectful relationships.
Staff build engagement through a consent based relationship and focus on the strengths of the young person. Commitment to Quality - Staff makes sound decisions guided by research and evaluation and have the required skills, knowledge and training for their position.
Kaupapa of Care - Staff are passionate about improving the lives of young people and recognise the cultural, historical, economic, social and political contexts that young people live in. Staff are compassionate and show mutual trust and respect with colleagues as well as young people.
Relationship Focused - Staff advocate for young people and communicate with integrity while maintaining effective relationships Staff work collaboratively, and contribute to ongoing integration within KYS.
Staff use evaluation, research and continual development to trial new ideas and learnings to ensure KYS is relevant to young people All of our services are provided free of charge for young people aged years. Because of this, funding is continually one of our greatest challenges.
If you have a child who is engaged in our services or has been in the past, we would ask you to consider, if you possibly can, to use the donate button at the top of this page. Every little bit makes a difference. We have warm and friendly premises in both Paraparaumu and Otaki.
For college students we also provide weekly outreach clinics at Paraparmumu, Kapiti and Otaki colleges. Please see our school clinics page for more details. Our greatest success stories are always about positive outcomes for the young people we engage with. Here are a few comments from young people and their families where KYS has made a difference in their life: No comparing KYS to anything else.
Without KYS, for some of us, we would be losing our youth. Our commitment to youth, our focus on best practice and continuous commitment in research and development has resulted in us becoming a recognised leader in the delivery of youth services both internationally and in New Zealand.
Some of our achievements include: This project affirms KYS as an innovative leader in the field of youth health and social support in NZ. KYS in partnership with Evaluation Works Ltd, using funding from the Health Research Council, has developed a youth outcomes model and measure that captures a set of meaningful and useful information about the outcomes for young people, including the hard to measure areas that are key to the development of healthy, resilient, thriving young people.
We have trialled the model and measures as part of an impact evaluation that identified the changes experienced by young people and the contribution KYS made to those changes.
The highlights of the impact evaluation include: KYS worked well for all young people, particularly those with challenges in their lives. The top two things that young people said helped them make a difference were their families and KYS.
KYS works well for all young people, irrespective of gender or ethnicity. It is a significant step towards developing an integrated; outcomes focused monitoring and reporting system to inform clinical and service planning, funding decisions and funders. Creating positive, well supported journeys into adulthood builds a foundation of strong confident contributors for our community.
It is in all of our interest for this community to be populated by youth who are enabled to be everything they possibly can be. Our work has a direct impact on the reduction of youth suicides, crime, violence, drug and alcohol misuse. Costs to society from these issues is significant. Although we receive some government funding there is a significant shortfall and funding is often short term and not guranteed.
We rely on donations, grants and fundraising activities to support the current services. There are few investments that provide such enriched outcomes for not only our young people but their families and wider community.
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