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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...

Dec 2008
This paper uses longitudinal data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset to describe the employment and earnings patterns of people who first received paid parental leave between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2005. Recipients were observed for at least 36 months before starting leave and at least 18 months afterwards. We focused on...

Sep 2012
Ministry of Social Development commissioned the University of Auckland’s to consider how predictive modelling could be used to target early intervention to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, and improve outcomes for children and young people. The University of Auckland’s research developed a...

Sep 2011
While it is commonly accepted that alcohol misuse is harmful, very little is known about the effects of alcohol on the lives of children in New Zealand, particularly those under the age of 16. This special report was commissioned to investigate the role that alcohol consumption plays in the deaths of children and young people in...

16 Jan 2015
Policymakers in New Zealand have been concerned by the teenage birth rate for many years. Cross-country comparisons indicate that New Zealand has a higher rate of teenage births than other comparable countries, except for the United States (see section 2 below). In 2012, in response to a ministerial request, the Families...

Mar 2013
Suffocation, foreign body inhalation and strangulation are well-recognised causes of death in the paediatric age group. Data from the United States and United Kingdom show a significant burden of death due to unintentional suffocation, choking or strangulation. Prevention of these deaths is more likely to be...

Aug 2013
Poisoning has been defined as injury to, and destruction of, bodily cells through the ingestion, inhalation, injection or absorption of toxic substances (World Health Organization 2008). In Western countries there are two demographic peaks of poisoning activity and deaths. The first is unintentional exploratory poisonings, where...

1 Jun 2005
Research shows that parent support and development programmes, especially as part of overall strategies to address family concerns, can make a positive difference. This review looks at key parenting programmes in New Zealand and their key issues, provides recommendations, and suggests ways forward. In New Zealand, there is a...

Sep 2012
This ERO report is part of a series of reports being published over three years about aspects of the implementation of the National Standards in English-medium schools, with students in Years 1 to 8. The report focuses on schools’ progress with reporting to parents in relation to the National Standards.

Parents have a significant influence on the societal norms, values and behaviour learned by their children. Permissive parental rule setting and monitoring has been shown to relate to a greater likelihood of children engaging in health-compromising behaviours such as smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. Tobacco smoking and...

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