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Winter Community Newsletter 2010 - Therapeutic Texting

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Article Index
Winter Community Newsletter 2010
Therapeutic Texting
Measuring Outcomes for Young People
Youthline Teams Up With MyiD
Our Partnership with Massey University
Manukau Centre Development
Youthline Receptionist Goes To Outward Bound
Youthline Turns 40
A Young Person's Journey With YTS
Urge Interview
Youthline Alternative Education
Research Symposium
Youthline Marae Stay 2010
Epsom house
Youth Mentoring Is
Something Worth Reading
Clinical Services Integration
All Pages



Therapeutic Texting: understanding text messaging as an e-therapy (Youthline, 2010)

Technology is an essential platform of communication for young people. Changes in online preferences and tools happen quickly. It is essential those working with them remain responsive in providing the means for enabling young people to live successful, well connected, and vibrant lives, in an increasingly digitalised world.

The Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) commissioned Youthline to scope and explore the potential development of online electronic and digital therapies, resources and services, particularly the use of texting for young people. This paper offers a broad discussion on the development of these electronic and digital therapies.
This paper presents some theoretical, academic and practical information to act as a foundation from which greater discourse and development of electronic therapies can take place. It includes:


• A literature review around electronic therapeutic intervention in practice with  a focus on text messaging

• Youth advisory consultation

• An analysis of Youthline’s Text 234 service

• A discussion of the potential use and implementation of electronic and digital resources and services in   Counties Manukau

• Recommendations for future work

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