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9 Jun 2015

This report is part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and was prepared by the University of Auckland.

Parental leave, particularly if paid, is associated with improved maternal and child health outcomes and...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 553.4 KB
4 Jun 2015

This paper presents what we know about interventions and strategies to improve outcomes for children with a parent in prison.

It also shines a light on the wide range of negative impacts that children with a parent in prison experience, including long term poor health,...

Document type: What Works
Size: 235.6 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
19 May 2015

What Works: Parenting Programmes Effective with Whānau has been designed for policy analysts, programme developers and/or funders to provide information on kaupapa Māori and culturally adapted parenting and whanau development programmes, to inform policy and programme development. Kaupapa...

Document type: What Works
Size: 241.11 KB
19 May 2015

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 intended to promote the mental health and wellbeing of young people (aged 12-19 years) with, or at risk of...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 103.86 KB
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Document type: Report
Size: 620.66 KB
Last update: 26 Jun 2017