What works

Our 'What works' series synthesises what we know about a specific social issue. We draw on international and local research to identify what works - or doesn't work - to address an issue.

 

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.

 

Going digital to deliver wellbeing services to young people

Looks at high-level findings on the most established types of digital tools for delivering wellbeing support, then digs deeper to learn about good practices from particular cases.

 

Integrated social services for vulnerable people

Brings together information about the effectiveness of integrated social services, including what is known about how, when and for whom they are most effective. We also identify factors to consider when deciding whether to implement integrated social services.

 

Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison

What we know about interventions and strategies to improve outcomes for children with a parent in prison.

 

Improving outcomes for children with gang-involved parents

What we know about interventions and strategies to improve outcomes for children with gang-involved parents.

 

Effective parenting programmes

Provides evidence about how to improve outcomes for vulnerable children.

 

Parenting programmes effective with whānau

Identifies a range of effective practices occurring across kaupapa Māori and culturally adapted parenting programmes.

 

Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence

Summarises what we know about the link between alcohol and family violence, specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) and child maltreatment.

 

You may also want to check out our Evidence at a glance page.

Last update: 22 Nov 2017