Research evidence

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19 May 2015
Youth mental health is a complex issue and of significant concern to families, communities, policymakers and practitioners. In 2012 the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP) was established as a response to the concerns about mental health vulnerability among young people. The YMHP is...
Document type: Report
Size: 1.64 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 resilience, and...
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 111.83 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 resilience, and...
Document type: Report
Size: 772.87 KB
19 May 2015
Paid parental leave is part of a package of government policies that support parents and families. This paper discusses both the labour market dynamics associated with the provision of paid parental leave and the operation and impacts of paid parental leave, informed by New Zealand and Australian...
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 175.67 KB
5 May 2015
Superu has worked in partnership with the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA) to develop a set of Aotearoa-specific evaluation standards that set out the expectations of the evaluation process, practices and products. The standards provide guidance on what should occur at all stages...
Document type: Report
Size: 403.37 KB
May 2015
This paper, from the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse,  looks at principles, challenges and ways of assessing change in community mobilisation approaches. Community mobilisation works to build local leadership and ownership around an issue, highlighting the central role of community...
Document type: Report
Size: 620.66 KB
17 Apr 2015
This paper summarises what we know about the link between alcohol and family violence – specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment. Increasingly international approaches include reducing alcohol harm as a specific action point in preventing family violence. Dealing with...
Document type: What Works
Size: 442.83 KB
30 Mar 2015
 Many parenting programmes are effective and support family wellbeing by improving parenting practices and thereby reducing the risks associated with child maltreatment. The review found: There are many effective parenting programmes and these share common characteristics. Evidence on the...
Document type: What Works
Size: 277.75 KB
12 Feb 2015
This is a summary of the report 'Wider economic and social costs of obesity to New Zealand'
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 580.22 KB
12 Feb 2015
This is a fact sheet for the report 'Wider economic and social costs of obesity to New Zealand'
Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 590.07 KB
Last update: 31 Mar 2017