Research evidence

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13 Jun 2017

This 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives.

The main highlight of this paper is that the harm caused by family violence exposure is...

Document type: What Works
Size: 992.49 KB
31 May 2017

Adolescence is a key time when many young people begin to experience romantic and sexual relationships. For some of these young people this time in their life will also include some form of violence and/or abuse in their early relationships, yet most intervention and prevention programmes...

Document type: Report
Size: 359.27 KB
12 May 2017

This report is part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and was prepared by the University of Auckland. It focuses on the children from the study as they get ready to start school.

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Document type: Report
Size: 1.83 MB
15 May 2017

At the request of the Minister for Social Development, Superu commissioned research on the importance of resilience in helping children and adults respond to adversity. Our research specifically looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.39 MB
15 May 2017

At the request of the Minister for Social Development, Superu commissioned research on the importance of resilience in helping children and adults respond to adversity. Our research specifically looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 260.78 KB
19 May 2015

The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) is leading an evaluation of the Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP). Initiated in April 2012, the YMHP consists of 26 initiatives focused on 12- to 19-year-olds. The initiatives aim to prevent mental health problems, increase...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 111.83 KB
3 Apr 2017

This publication summarises the research report Subjective whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga, which was the first national survey of...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 766.9 KB
3 Apr 2017

This report addresses a substantial gap in the quantitative evidence base about whānau wellbeing. It is also the first report to undertake a detailed analysis of self-assessed whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga, the survey of Māori wellbeing undertaken by Statistics New Zealand following the...

Document type: Report
Size: 5.97 MB
4 May 2017

This report identifies the critical factors that helped and hindered the evaluations of the Barnardos and Pillars programmes, as well as the systems and skills organisations should ideally have in place before undertaking a process or outcomes evaluation. 

Document type: Report
Size: 1.47 MB
4 May 2017

This case study details the outcomes evaluation undertaken with Barnardos in Whangarei on its in-home parenting programme. The evaluation focused on how well the programme met its objectives in changing clients’ lives for the better (ie effectiveness).

Document type: Report
Size: 2.15 MB
Last update: 26 Jun 2017