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What Works: Integrated Social Services for Vulnerable People – the evidence is promising

For those questioning whether further investment should be targeted at integrating social service delivery, we found promising outcomes for individuals, families and whānau with multiple & interrelated needs.

Superu reviewed available research on international and national integrated...

Timely review of whether integrated social services make a difference – from a NZ and International perspective

For those questioning whether further investment should be targeted at integrating social service delivery, we found promising outcomes for individuals, families and whänau with multiple & interrelated needs.

Superu reviewed available research on international and national integrated...

New Chair of Social Science Experts Panel appointed

Superu is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Richard Bedford QSO FRSNZ as chair of the Social Science Experts Panel.  The Panel provides Superu’s Board with advice on our work programme and peer reviews our research and evaluation publications.

WARNINGS about immunisation prove more influential than positive messages

Media Release:

Negative messages about immunisation have a far greater impact on parents’ decision to delay vaccinations than encouraging information has on vaccinating children on time, reveals a new policy brief released today by the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

Alcohol and Pregnancy - Understanding the New Zealand context

To better understand the patterns of women’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Superu analysed data and contextual information collected from the respondents of the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

What enables families to adapt when faced with adversity?

Many families experience difficult situations, but some families are better able to cope than others. To explore this further, Superu produced the In Focus: Family Resilience issues paper.

Media Release - New Zealand Families and whānau faring well with the exception of single parents

Today the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) released the 2015 Families and Whānau Status Report measuring how New Zealand families and whānau are faring across a range of well-being indicators.

Media release – Vulnerable children of gang-involved parents require greater focus; community-based approaches promising

What Works: Improving outcomes for children of gang-involved parents was released by Superu today.

Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison

Today Superu released a new research publication titled What Works: Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison.

It is estimated that 20,000 New Zealand children are affected by parental imprisonment. Māori children are much more likely to have a parent in prison compared to...

Last update: 22 Apr 2018