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15 Jun 2018

This report is part of the 

Document type: Report
Size: 3.35 MB
17 Aug 2017

The transition to school is an important milestone for young children with impacts on later outcomes. Transition is more likely to be successful if a preschooler participates in high-quality early childhood education. This includes the amount of time spent reading books at home with...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 273.23 KB
15 Dec 2016

This report is one of three published as part of the Phase 2 strategic evaluation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. The

Document type: Report
Size: 2.89 MB
15 Dec 2016

This report is one of three published as part of the Phase 2 strategic evaluation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP). The

Document type: Report
Size: 2.7 MB
15 Dec 2016

This Summative Evaluation Report is one of three reports published as part of the Phase 2 strategic evaluation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP). It synthesises the findings and recommendations from the...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.98 MB
4 Dec 2015

Government agencies undertake a substantial amount of social science research and evaluation each year. The Government Social Science Research and Evaluation Publishing Protocol is for agencies that carry out, commission or communicate social science research and evaluation.

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Document type: Report
Size: 193.42 KB
5 Nov 2015

Supporting families with complex needs often requires funding and delivery arrangements that differ from standard social services. A continuum of interventions, including individual, targeted approaches alongside universal approaches, is required to bring about significant change at the...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 308.97 KB
5 Nov 2015

Provision of integrated social services is not new. It is however, increasingly being seen as key to addressing service fragmentation and inefficiencies. But what do we know about how well social service integration works to improve outcomes for vulnerable groups of people, in New Zealand...

Document type: What Works
Size: 775.57 KB
14 Aug 2015

Many families successfully cope with difficult situations, but some do not. ‘Family resilience’ explains how families draw on protective resources to adapt to the risks they face. This paper focuses on the concept of ‘family resilience’.

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Document type: Research Summary
Size: 3.41 MB
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: Report
Size: 772.87 KB
Last update: 24 Sep 2018