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From the Chief Executive – Supporting a social investment approach

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Evidence informed decision making is a hot topic in New Zealand’s social sector at the moment. Knowing what works and what to fund in order to achieve the greatest impact is integral to improving social outcomes for New Zealand families, whānau and communities.

Enabling families to adapt when faced with adversity

This In Focus synthesises what is known about family resilience.  It shows that families’ day to day interactions are important to help build families resilience to cope with challenges and adversities.

Patterns of alcohol consumption during pregnancy

The Ministry of Health recently published a paper on actions to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  Evidence provided by Superu contributed to this work.  

From the Chief Executive – Taking a system-wide approach

Welcome to the first of Superu’s new regular eNews. 

New tool measures language skills of NZ Samoan and Tongan children

Researchers from the Growing Up in New Zealand study have developed the first ever Samoan and Tongan language inventories to formally gauge the language skills of New Zealand toddlers speaking Samoan or Tongan as their first language.

Dads can help boost immunisation rates - study

Aiming immunisation campaigns specifically at fathers-to-be could be a promising new approach to get more New Zealand children immunised on time suggests new research by the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

Effective Community-level change: What makes community-level initiatives effective and how can government best support them?

Community-level initiatives have been widely implemented in New Zealand and overseas. However, there is a lack of robust quantitative evidence on whether community-level initiatives are effective in achieving their outcomes.

Commissioned Report: Measuring the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence

The ‘Measuring the effectiveness of the ‘whole-of-system’ response to prevent family violence’ report provides a useful platform for considering how systems approaches might be developed to assess the effectiveness of integrated responses to complex social issues.

In Focus: Families with complex needs – International approaches

In Focus: Families with complex needs - International approaches identifies approaches to support families with complex needs in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

In Focus: Families with complex needs – International approaches

This In Focus has been produced to increase awareness of approaches to support families with complex needs in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

Last update: 24 Aug 2017