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Aug 2008
Commissioned
This report includes a series of proposals for reducing child poverty – some are broad, long-term preventative measures, while others are specific and short term.

Sep 2003
Completed
Social Work Now, Issue 25, pages 24-30a Marie Connolly reviews the international research on kinship care and considers its implications for New Zealand

Jun 2001
Completed
In 1997 Statistics New Zealand was granted funding from the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) to conduct a feasibility study for a Longitudinal Survey of Income, Employment and Family Dynamics (LSIEFD). This report is the final output from the feasibility project and sets out the results and conclusions from...

Jul 2005
Completed
Social Work Now, Issue 30, pages 8-14 When the Gisborne Child, Youth and Family office focused on permanent placements, eight children were identified with complex case histories who could not be placed with family/Whānau and required permanent caregivers. When a referral was made...

Dec 2005
Completed
Social Work Now, Issue 32, pages 19-22. A Differential Response Model (DRM) is one of Child, Youth and Family’s strategic initiatives. It is based on a legislative framework that has been proposed as an amendment to the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (CYP&...

Jan 2014
Completed
The B4 School Check (B4SC) is a free health and development check provided for all children as soon as possible after they turn four years old. The B4SC includes a range of assessments and tools, including vision and hearing testing and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). The SDQ is a short...

27 May 2014
Completed
Encouraging families to live healthy lives – by making good food choices, being physically active, sustaining a healthy weight, not smoking and drinking alcohol only in moderation – is part of the Government’s approach to promoting good health. As in many countries around the world, obesity and its associated...

30 Apr 2014
Completed
This exploratory study sought to identify the major challenges of stepfamily life and the strategies that families use to address these challenges. Parents, stepparents and older stepchildren from a community sample of 44 stepfamilies who had been together for at least five years participated in the study. Measures of several...

Jul 2005
Completed
Social Work Now, Issue 30, pages 15-19 This research combines a review of the international literature on adolescent fathers with New Zealand based research. It covers a set of qualitative interviews with adolescent fathers to assess the effects that parenthood had on them.

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