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Media Release - Maori worldview key to success for whanau parenting programmes

Today Superu is releasing What Works: Parenting programmes effective with whānau, a summary of the key findings from a Superu research report on effective parenting programmes published in April 2014.


Youth Mental Health Project – formative evaluation

In 2012, the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was established to address concerns about mental health vulnerability in young people.

The Youth Mental Health Project is intended to promote the mental health and wellbeing of young people with or at risk of developing mild...

What works for reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence

Today Superu published the paper Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence. Previously little focus has been given to bringing together research on the role of alcohol in family violence.

The paper summarises what we know about the link between alcohol and family violence...

What works: effective parenting programmes

Family and whānau wellbeing is central to achieving positive social and economic outcomes.

Children who are abused or neglected are at greater risk of poor psychosocial outcomes than their peers, over both the short and long term. Maltreated children are more likely to experience a range...

Paid Parent leave

Superu's role is to provide evidence on a range of social issues. We are currently reviewing the evidence related to paid parental leave and will make this available on our website in coming weeks.


The wider economic and social costs of obesity

The wider economic and social costs of obesity

Obesity is an important global issue that has severe social and economic impacts on people, their families and whanau, and society.

New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world and the prevalence of obesity...

Teen births in New Zealand: current trends

New Zealand has high teen birth rates compared to other OECD countries and was second only to the United States in 2010. Teen births are associated with poor educational and social outcomes for some teen parents and their children.

Superu commissioned the University of Waikato to produce...

New research raises important questions about Kiwi kids

Superu (formerly the Families Commission) welcomes the release of the latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

Chief Executive Clare Ward says the findings from the report called ‘Residential Mobility Report 1: Moving House in the first 1000 days’ have the...

Knowledge Exchange Forums

From time to time, Superu holds Knowledge Exchange Forums to help decision-makers to better understand how to tackle social problems.

The aim of these forums is to bring together experts from policy, research and/or practitioners to...

Intimate partner violence and the workplace

This Issues Paper, by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, aims to raise awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) as a matter that has serious implications for the workplace.

The paper highlights the need for employers to see the perpetrator’s behaviour as the problem rather...

Last update: 23 Jun 2017