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Dec 2006
Social Work Now, Issue 35, pages 22-27. Internationally there has been a decline in the use of residential care as a placement option for children in need of care and protection, resulting primarily from beliefs that children are best left in the care of their own families where...

Jul 2000
ALAC has extended the focus of its Youth Drinking Campaign to include the parents and caregivers of teenagers. In this regard, a communications programme targeted at the parents of Youth, 14 to 18, was launched on Sunday, April 16 2000. This report presents the results of a Benchmark survey of parents of 14 to...

Young people’s perceptions of parental attitudes and rules about smoking are associated with youth smoking, and these perceptions may be an even stronger influence on youth smoking than parental smoking behaviour. Participants in the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) were asked to ‘agree’ or ‘disagree...

Dec 2007
Social Work Now, Issue 38, pages 5-10. Infants are one of the most vulnerable groups of children referred to statutory child welfare systems, a fact research continues to reinforce. The average annual rate of child maltreatment deaths in New Zealand for children under one year is 4...

Dec 2006
Social Work Now, Issue 35, pages 17-21. The Intervening Early Programme (IEP) is an early childhood education support programme for families with young children who are deemed to be in an at-risk situation. Families are referred to this programme by a Child, Youth and Family social...

Feb 2017
Teen Parent Units (TPUs) aim to improve access to schooling and to promote positive educational outcomes for teenagers who are pregnant or parents. They also provide wrap-around support, early childhood education for children, and links with health and social services. Existing evidence and ERO reports suggest...

Jul 2005
Social Work Now, Issue 30, pages 4-7. The purpose of the access is at the very heart of access arrangements for children in care. It is commonly assumed, unless there has been a clear written statement to the contrary, that while a parent continues to visit there is still a...

Jul 2006
This research report provides a descriptive picture of the reciprocal relationship between paid work and family life and raising children. Specifically, it provides insight into the work and lifestyle preferences and expectations of New Zealanders, and how paid work and family life are managed, as well as the division of...

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