Category Archives: ACC

16 Sessions Funded For Sexual Abuse Counselling

Survivors of sexual abuse can access now 16 sessions of counselling funded by ACC when they either lodge a new claim or have lodged a claim recently and are still waiting for a decision from ACC. This funding was made available after the independent review panel has sharply criticised ACC's handling of sexual abuse claims. …

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ACC: The Modern Brothers Grimm

 Has anyone seen today's article in the New Zealand Herald about ACC failing to help most sexual abuse survivors? Follow the link to read the whole thing – or get the paper out, it's on page 4. It mentions that we are having the survivor summit this coming Sunday, which is a good thing! It's …

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ACC: The Modern Brothers Grimm

 Has anyone seen today's article in the New Zealand Herald about ACC failing to help most sexual abuse survivors? Follow the link to read the whole thing – or get the paper out, it's on page 4. It mentions that we are having the survivor summit this coming Sunday, which is a good thing! It's …

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Survivors Experience with the new ACC Pathway

   Survivors have spoken out about their experiences with the new clinical pathway introduced by ACC in October 2009. We are still collecting responses, so if you haven't taken the survey yet, go to the survey page and fill it out. The results from this survey will be presented to the Review Panel appointed by the Minister …

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Denied Help For Sexual Abuse, Dead Days Later

Today’s NZ Herald brings this tragic story. The minister of ACC, Nick Smith, and ACC have been warned by counsellors and support services for over 6 months now that the new clinical pathway will cost lives. Sadly, it was not an empty warning! “A review of new rules for sexual abuse counselling has come too …

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ACC And Monkey Business

If you want to have another little ACC injection, read up on my last post on some crazy monkey business!

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ACC’s Wall of Shame

Psychotherapists and counsellors have collected stories of mishandling of claims since the implementation of the new clinical pathway. It's a long long list which is published on my blogs in two installments. It would be good if people would reach inside themselves and find a fighting spirit. It's not right, it's not OK, and survivors …

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Nick Smith’s Mismanagement Hurts CSA Survivors

Read the latest media release from Labour MP Lynne Pillay about the trauma survivors of sexual abuse have to deal with in the aftermath of the implimentation of ACC's New Clinical Pathway. Parotting over and over again that this new pathway is designed to improve services for CSA, Peter Jensen from ACC has yet (6 …

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Action Against ACC Funding Cuts For Counselling

Nick Smith, Minister for ACC, has promised an independent review after 6 months from implementation of the new clinical pathway ACC has pushed through inspite of wideranging protest from survivors and clinicians working with survivors alike. Sofar nothing seems to have been organised and the action group (therapists, counsellors, psychologists, doctors, psychiatrists, social workers and more) is still …

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We Take Away Your Recovery But Give You Money To Buy New Knickers

The government plans to introduce new legislation in November that enables victims to access financial support through a scheme financed by the offender levy. Although Victim Support, Sensible Sentencing Trust, and Rethinking Crime and Punishment welcome the initiative, service providers for sexual abuse recovery are dumbfounded by yet another absurd policy recently presented. ÔÇťAnother piece-meal …

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