World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day was recently celebrated. This is the day social workers worldwide stand together to advance a common message globally. This year the theme is Ubuntu: I am Because We Are – strengthening social solidarity and global connectedness.  ABI recognises our social workers’ essential role in connecting people and whānau to their communities and… Continue reading World Social Work Day

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It’s the value of progress and of all of the small steps that lead to success

Chloe Hogan Background and interests: I was born and raised in Auckland and continue to call it home. Following high school I left for a year to work and travel around Europe, before returning home to attend University to study sport and recreation. Being physically active I played sport and went to the gym during… Continue reading It’s the value of progress and of all of the small steps that lead to success

Concussion, Post-Concussion Syndrome and CTE

There has been a lot of news recently about the role of concussion in a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), originally identified in American sportspeople. This has been fuelled in part by the release of the movie, ‘Concussion’, starring Will Smith. There is also a CTE related legal challenge against World Rugby taking… Continue reading Concussion, Post-Concussion Syndrome and CTE

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Video from ACC

Deane’s story – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects the whole whānau Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can happen to anyone at anytime, and it affects the whole whānau. Thank you to Deane and his family for sharing their story with us.

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