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15 May 2017
At the request of the Minister for Social Development, Superu commissioned research on the importance of resilience in helping children and adults respond to adversity. Our research specifically looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and investigates the key factors that contribute to...
14 Aug 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Families & Whānau, Relationships, Policy, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Resilience
Many families successfully cope with difficult situations, but some do not. ‘Family resilience’ explains how families draw on protective resources to adapt to the risks they face. This paper focuses on the concept of ‘family resilience’. The evidence presented in the In Focus: Family resilience paper shows that identifying critical...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Support Groups, Community Development, Emergency Services & Disaster Relief, Economic Growth, Income & Wealth, Education & Training, Natural Disasters, Transport, Healthcare, Mental Health, Population Shifts, Urban, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Quality of Life, Resilience, Socio-economic status
The Canterbury Wellbeing Index tracks the progress of the social recovery, using indicators to provide information on the impacts of the earthquakes on wellbeing and to identify emerging social trends and issues. It helps CERA and partner agencies make decisions about the most efficient way to target funds and resources. It also provides...
Ministry of Social Development: MSD, Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu (Legally known as the Families Commission)
Topics: Methodology, Monitoring, Research, Blended Families, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Single Parents, Ageing, Child Development, Drugs & Alcohol, Pregnancy, Children, Māori, Pacific People, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Women, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Resilience, Socio-economic status
Growing Up in New Zealand is a longitudinal study that provides an up-to-date, population relevant picture of what it is like to be a child growing up in New Zealand in the 21st century. It is the first longitudinal study of its kind that has recruited and collected information from both mothers and their partners from before children...
13 Apr 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Impact, Social Services, Health & Safety at Work, Healthcare, Prisoners, Women, Youth, Quality of Life, Resilience, Sport & Recreation, Gender, Sexuality
Contents Editorial- Darius Fagan Desistance from crime: A review of the literature - Marianne Bevan Discovering desistance: Reconfiguring criminal justice? - Fergus McNeill, Stephen Farrall, Claire Lightowler and Shadd Maruna Lessons from research into youth desistance - Jill Bowman The role of release planning in the reintegration...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Groups, Community Development, Voluntary & Community, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Emergency Services & Disaster Relief, Family Violence, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Housing & Homelessness, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Impact, Natural Disasters, Sustainability, Transport, Healthcare, Mental Health, Arts and Culture, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Resilience, Socio-economic status, Sport & Recreation
The CERA Wellbeing Survey is an opportunity for residents of greater Christchurch to say how they're going and what they think about the earthquake recovery. It's conducted every six months by CERA and partner agencies with the participation of a random selection of around 2,500 greater Christchurch residents. The feedback...
Topics: Research, Self-Advocacy, Community Development, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Impact, Unemployment, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Policy, Mental Health, Resilience
Many New Zealand families are on a low income; some of these families manage to meet their everyday needs while others do not. For example, less than a half of those in the bottom income decile, and a third in the second lowest decile, report that their income is inadequate to meet their everyday needs. The purpose of this research was...
Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu (Legally known as the Families Commission), Families Commission (now operates as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu)
25 Nov 2014
Topics: Community Development, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Housing & Homelessness, Income & Wealth, Poverty & Child Poverty, Social Impact, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Hazards, Whānau, Quality of Life, Resilience, Communicating, Social Media
The research seeks to understand the kinds of services, support and information that Christchurch families and whānau affected by the earthquakes need to maintain resilience and aid their psychosocial recovery. It also focuses on identifying the most effective channels, access points and referral pathways required to reach families in...
Ministry of Education: MoE, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority: CERA, Ministry of Youth Development: MYD
Topics: Research, Peer Support, Self-Advocacy, Natural Disasters, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Resilience, Socio-economic status
If you're between the ages of 12 and 24 and live in greater Christchurch, you're part of a group that actively participates in our region as students, employees, employers and leaders: young people. It's important that we understand your perspectives and needs to ensure the right decisions are made for greater Christchurch...
Stories of Resilience and Innovation in Schools and Early Childhood Services: Canterbury Earthquakes 2010-2012
Topics: Evaluation, Emergency Services & Disaster Relief, Social Impact, Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Teachers, Impact on Education, Schools, Natural Disasters, Families & Whānau, Children, Resilience, Innovation
This national report gives an insight into what Canterbury schools and early childhood services experienced during and after the earthquakes. It tells their stories and gives good advice about emergency planning for others in the education sector.
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