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Topics: Monitoring, Research, Community Development, Families & Whānau, Marriage & Marital Relationship, Relationships, Single Parents, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status, Race & Ethnicity
Here you’ll find regional data on the wellbeing of families and whānau across the different regions of New Zealand: National Northland Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty Hawke’s Bay Gisborne Taranaki Manawatu-Whanganui Wellington Marlborough & Nelson West Coast & Tasman Canterbury Otago Southland Our regional data about families and...
Topics: Research, Caregivers, Families & Whānau, Grand Children & Grandparenthood, Relationships, Children, Māori, Older People
Relationships and emotional support in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about the relationships people have with their family and friends and whether they feel that emotional support is available to them for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years). The findings are from a population-based...
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: Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Impact on Education, Relationships, Leadership, Pacific People, Culture, Religion, Beliefs & Spirituality
This report highlights the crucial role of leaders in Pacific early childhood services to manage changes that improve learning outcomes for Pacific children. Other leaders may find this report useful when considering improvement-focused changes in their centres. ERO evaluated eight Pacific services with good leadership practices that...
Topics: Literature review, Research, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Social Impact, Families & Whānau, Marriage & Marital Relationship, Relationships, Hapū, Iwi, Wairua, Whānau, Women, Quality of Life, Gender
Primary prevention of violence against women is an approach that seeks to stop violence against women before it occurs in the first place. It is an internationally emerging field of practice with a growing evidence base about what works. However, research on how it is understood and how effective it is in diverse cultural contexts is...
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Education & Training, Secondary Education, Relationships, Youth, Sexuality
Mates & Dates is a healthy relationships programme for secondary school students. It’s designed to help prevent sexual and dating violence by teaching young people relationship skills and behaviours to carry with them throughout their lives. It’s about all kinds of relationships, including friends and family.
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)
Family Violence Indicators: Can national administrative data sets be used to measure trends in family violence in New Zealand?
5 Mar 2014
Topics: Research, Abuse & Neglect, Family Violence, Law & Justice, Victims, Social Security & Welfare, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Relationships, Healthcare, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Women, Youth
Good quality, reliable outcome indicators can be used to monitor trends, identify emerging problems, create awareness, guide legislative and policy reforms, and ensure adequate provision of services. This report assesses whether the administrative data sources collected by the Ministries of Health, Justice, Social Development (CYF) and...
Topics: International Research, Research, Community Development, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Law & Justice, Families & Whānau, Marriage & Marital Relationship, Relationships, Policy, Women, Quality of Life, Gender
Increasing the safety of women, so they live without fear of violence, is a priority for the Ministry. The focus of primary prevention is on stopping violence against women and girls before it occurs so they have better futures and lives. Primary prevention is an emerging field of practice in New Zealand. This paper highlights growing...
Topics: Research, Impact on Education, Schools, Caregivers, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Relationships, Policy, Children, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
This paper looks at the impact parents, caregivers, families and whānau can have on children and young people’s learning and education success, and provides a rationale for greater focus and support.
16 May 2013
Topics: Social Impact, Healthcare, Monitoring, Evaluation, Youth, Relationships, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Child Development
The NZ Youth Mentoring Network has worked with the Ministry to produce safe practice guidelines for mentoring providers. These will support providers to review and develop their programmes, and help them work towards better systems, practices, procedures and protocols. The guidelines include advice to assist programme providers to:...
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