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Do you have a resource or any other information at all to share in New Zealand?
Please post about it in the comment section below, thank you!


Animal Hoarding:

We aren’t aware of any specialized resources in New Zealand for animal hoarding right now, but below are good sources of information in the U.S. that may help lead you to find resources in your area:

 

 

Assessment & Measurement Tools:

 

 

Authority in the U.S. for Information about Hoarding Disorder:

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning Companies-Hoarded Environments:

In New Zealand, there is now a voluntary Marketing Association Code which makes it a Code violation to deliver junk mail to a letterbox where the owner has indicated that they don’t wish to receive any. The letterbox sign must have the words Addressed mail only. The sign pictured (while mostly effective even prior to adoption of the Code), is not compliant with the Code. Ignoring an Addressed mail only sign could result in a fine of up to NZ$20,000 for the individual or organisation in breach of the Code. New Zealanders should be aware that this will not only stop real estate agents (the worst offenders) putting their flyers in your letterbox, but also prevent the delivery of free community newspapers. An 0800 number (0800 111 811) will be operated by the Marketing Association from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday to receive complaints from the public about non-compliance with the Code. Source

•Additional crisis cleaning/hoarding related
•Want to break into the hoarded home cleaning business?

•Hoarder Home Specialist Course

 

 

Doctors/Therapists/Counselors:

*Seeking information

 

 

Elders:
Image source-My Mother’s Garden Documentary

*Seeking information

Elder & hoarding related info & news stories

 

 

Fire Departments Specially Trained for Hoarded Structures/Related:
Currently we don’t know of any specialized training in this area. Here’s what they are doing in the U.S. state of Arizona though-hooray AZ!

Maricopa County firefighters practice battling fires in hoarder homes.
Watch the video.

Fire & safety hoarding related news stories

 

Hoarding Task Forces & Related Services:

We aren’t aware of any Hoarding Task Forces in New Zealand at this time, but please check the two sites* above who may have more current listings than we do at the present time.

 


Professional Organizers:

  • Interational Listings: Organizers specializing in chronic disorganization (ICD Certified)
  • International Listings: National Association of Professional Organizers
  • AAPO: Australasian Association of Professional Organisers Inc Australia & New Zealand

 


Excerpt from: Professional Organizers & Hoarding Clients

  • by Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, PhD, LICSW

Professional organizers can provide important help for clients who are getting mental health treatment for hoarding. Very few mental health providers make home visits and even those who do can usually only provide limited visits (for example, once per month). Working with a professional organizer can give clients critical hands-on help with their hoarded items. Ideally, the professional organizer would contact the therapist and work with them to help the client’s hoarding symptoms.

Some professional organizers have specialized training in working with hoarding or related problems, such as chronic disorganization (CD). This specialized Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) provides information about CD and trains professionals to work effectively with this problem. However, CD is not the same as hoarding because a person may be chronically disorganized without having hoarding (for example, because of current depression or attention deficit disorder). In contrast, most people who hoard do have CD. The ICD provides contact information for professional organizers with different levels of expertise in working with CD (www.challengingdisorganization.org). The National Association of Professional Organizers provides contact information for the broader group of professional organizers and also provides training opportunities.

 


The ICD offers a variety of resources to help both people who are challenged by chronic disorganization and the professionals who work with them:

  • The Code of Ethics provides guidelines for professionals and also helps potential clients know what to expect of an ethical organizer
  • The Useful Links section provides links to outside organizations that offer information and assistance to chronically disorganized people
  • The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale is a free assessment tool to help professional organizers and related professionals evaluate the health and safety aspect of clutter/hoarding situations
  • The FAQs section provides answers to questions the public might have about chronic disorganization and the ICD
  • The ICD is involved in collaborative research projects relating to chronic disorganization. The Research Projects section describes that work.
  • Additional reading from the ICD

•Want to break into the organizing business & help hoarding clients?
•The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers
(BCPO®) (certifying body whose charter is to increase the professionalism of the organizing industry)

 

 

Support Groups, In-person-Family Members of Hoarders:
We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area

 


Support Groups, In-person-Hoarders:
We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area

 

Manual for Facilitating a Support Group
from the IOCDF, if you’d like to start a group in your area!


Treatment Centers/Clinics for Hoarders:

We aren’t aware of any at this time in this area


Additional Information/Resources:


News Articles/Media:

1/23/12:  The Dominion Post
Waste, stench in extreme hoarders’ dwellings

Quote:
Local authorities have the power under the Health Act 1956 to order residential property owners to clean up extreme filth if the situation is deemed to be a health risk.
Property owners can be prosecuted for non-compliance and fined up to $500.

General hoarding related news articles in our archives/all areas, if you’d like to see how the reporting has changed (and readers comments) with all the recent awareness about Hoarding Disorder:

From 2010
Various dates-selected articles

January, 2009
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Disclaimer re: all services/businesses/providers
The services, businesses, treatment providers and all others (as well as external links) listed do not mean a recommendation or endorsement by Children of Hoarders Inc. These listings are for sharing general knowledge on what is available only. All businesses and services should be carefully researched by consumers before entering in to any contract or any schedule of services what-so-ever. Children of Hoarders Inc. has no affiliation with any of the businesses or services listed, nor does it receive any commissions for services contracted by our site visitors. Children of Hoarders Inc. is not responsible for the business practices, services or fees, of anyone listed in these pages, or the content of any external links.

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