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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
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
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
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
4 May 2017

This case study explains the process evaluation undertaken with Pillars in Christchurch on their mentoring programme for children with a caregiver in prison. The purpose was to assess how well the programme worked for its clients (ie efficiency).

Document type: Report
Size: 1.73 MB
3 May 2017

At a Glance: Spotlight on youth less well-served focuses on those groups of youth who were identified as not having their needs as well met. These include LGBT youth, youth with disabilities, youth at schools without YMHP services, and young people who had experienced...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 600.06 KB
3 May 2017

A Research Summary, Improving youth mental health: What has worked, what else could be done, shares insights on the progress and effectiveness of all 26 YMHP initiatives. It flags potential ways to improve services and overcome barriers experienced by youth and...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 834.4 KB
10 Apr 2017

This short and practical user guide explains how organisations can best use administrative data for continuous improvement purposes, as well as demonstrating the impact of their programme or service. The guide first focuses on organisations building solid internal data collection systems...

Document type: Capacity Tool
Size: 2.34 MB
Last update: 24 Aug 2017