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Jan 2010
We worked with child, young people, and organisations to explore poverty and how it affects children and young people. The result is this collection of photos, poems, artwork and stories.

Jul 2007
This report presents the top-line findings from the 2006 Year 10 In-depth Survey (YIS). The YIS is part of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM), a national survey of 14 and 15 year-olds' behaviours, and risk and protective factors associated with smoking uptake. This report presents top-line...

Jul 2009
Topics: Research, Disease, Youth
This report presents the findings for the HSC component of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor. The survey explores 14 and 15-year-olds' smoking behaviours, and risk and protective factors associated with smoking. Topics include cessation, HSC interventions and youth culture.

The Youth Insights Survey (YIS) forms part of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM), a collaborative effort by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). The YIS is a nationwide paper-based survey of Year 10 students conducted in schools every two years. The YIS was first carried out in its...

Dec 2014
In winter 2014, HPA and the Ministry of Health implemented a mass media campaign aimed at increasing awareness among parents and caregivers of at-risk children and young people about the causes and effects of rheumatic fever. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the campaign by assessing changes in rheumatic fever-...

The Youth Insights Survey (YIS) collects data on smoking-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, as well as students’ interests, lifestyles, activities and media use, and responses to tobacco control initiatives. It monitors the broad spectrum of risk and protective factors that relate to smoking uptake among young people....

Apr 2009
Social Work Now, Issue 27, pages 30-36. Youth justice practitioners are well aware of a tension between practice approaches that elicit strengths and resources of young people and approaches that focus on risks and needs. Despite the public perception of youths ‘out of control’ and...

Sep 2011
The purpose of this report is to influence funders and planners to direct funds to achieve not only wellbeing for children and young people but also to reduce long-term mental health and addiction costs. A brief literature review on prevention in mental health in New Zealand and internationally was undertaken...

Jun 2010
This is the first national survey of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and dietary habits in five to 24 year-olds in New Zealand. The Survey was commissioned by SPARC together with the Ministries of Health, Education and Youth Development. Face-to-face interviews with follow-up telephone calls were conducted with a...

Dec 2005
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&...

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