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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...

Nov 2013
NMSSA is an annual programme to assess and understand student achievement across the curriculum in years 4 and 8 in English-medium schools. The study has built on and extended the design of the previous National Education Monitoring Project (NEMP), which was conducted between 1995 and 2010. NMSSA incorporates...

Apr 2009
Social Work Now, Issue 42, pages 5-11. Working with young people is tremendously rewarding. Few professional areas of social work provide the kind of practice potential that connecting with young people can – the vibrancy and creativity of young people can be harnessed to nurture a...

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...

Apr 2010
Social Work Now, Issue 45, pages 20-25. There is a rich history of professionals intervening early and working collaboratively to assist families who are struggling to nurture their children. Increasingly, ‘whole of government’ policies and approaches attempt to transcend ‘sectoral...

Oct 2011
Social Work Now, Issue 48, pages 10-17. Child neglect is one of the most insidious and damaging forms of maltreatment, having serious long-term consequences on the health and development of the child. It is also the second most frequent Child, Youth and Family child maltreatment...

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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