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Family Violence Research

In November we put a spotlight on family violence in support of the White Ribbon Campaign. Get up-to-date research and data on family violence here.

Family violence has been a key priority area for Superu since 2005.  We are working...

From the Chief Executive – Why context matters

I was fortunate enough to attend two conferences in the UK recently which focused on evidence.

One of the key pieces of information I took from both conferences is that context matters. Research is specific to a particular context: location, political environment, culture, economy and...

Using evidence to improve social programmes

Howard White, Chief Executive of the Campbell Collaboration in the UK, is a global influencer on evidence and what works in the social sector. He spoke at this month’s Superu seminar about the...

From the Chief Executive – Working to improve youth mental health

Our Government has a focus on youth mental health.  We know that, in New Zealand, we’re similar to Australia where around 24% of youth report some form of mental health issue.  Superu is working to ensure policy makers, service providers and funders know what works and what doesn’t when...

Looking for evidence about social sector programmes?

Superu’s Hub is a one-stop-shop for New Zealand social science government research about education, health and wellbeing, crime and justice, families, children and young people.

It contains over 5,400 reports that have been undertaken, commissioned or at least partly funded by central...

Research highlights ethnic differences in the wellbeing of Kiwi families

Superu has just released its latest Families and Whānau Status Report, which explores the wellbeing of New Zealand’s families and whānau. 

This year’s research focuses on ethnic differences in how our families are faring, a greater understanding of who Māori describe as their ‘whānau’ and...

Seeing the future of the public sector

Superu staff recently attended a conference for the next generation of leaders, thinkers and policy shapers.

Sophie Debski and Ella Myftari attended the recent Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) New Professionals conference which focuses on realising potential...

From the Chief Executive - Understanding families and whānau

Families and whānau are the most significant socialising influence in our lives, so their wellbeing is important.  In order for the social sector to make the best decisions to improve the outcomes for New Zealand families and whānau  we need to better understand how different cultures describe ‘...

Research confirms whakapapa as foundation of whānau

Superu’s recently released Families and Whānau Status Report includes an exploration of who Māori describe as their ‘whānau’.

Last year, Superu researched whānau wellbeing using Te Kupenga, the first Māori social survey, and Superu’s Whānau Rangatiratanga Framework. This year, we’ve built...

Research highlights issues facing Māori families

Superu has just released its latest Families and Whānau Status Report.

“In 2015, Superu explored whānau wellbeing through the use of Te Kupenga, the first survey of Māori wellbeing,” says Donovan Clarke (Waikato, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāti Hine),...

Last update: 24 Jul 2017