Te Ao Māori

Mana Whānau Final Evaluation

By: Alex Woodley
Published: 2020-12-01

The purpose of the report is to evaluate the first two years of the Mana Whānau programme, to identify the approach, key components and delivery mechanisms, determine how well it…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Tamariki
Non-profit Sector

Agenda for Change

By: Social Service Providers Aotearoa
Published: 2020-07-31

SSPA has been working with some sector leaders on what a reset of the social services system could look like. We’ve prepared an agenda for change and are now ready…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

‘Forced’ family separation and inter-generational dynamics: multi-generational new Chinese immigrant families in New Zealand

By: Guanyu Jason Ran & Liangni Sally Liu
Published: 2020-07-30

In New Zealand (NZ), due to the immigration policy change against family reunifications, many ‘forced’ transnational immigrant families emerged between NZ and other immigration sending countries. Closely tied family members…

Families, Whānau and Parenting
Health

A Parent’s Perspective: A parental perspective of young people’s alcohol use in Wanaka. 2019 Update.

By: Tawa Rata Research & Evaluation
Published: 2019-11-25

This report presents the findings of a survey of 211 parents of students at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka. Parents were asked about their recent supply of alcohol to their teenagers,…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Ngā Tau Mīharo ō Aotearoa : Incredible Years Parenting Programme Social Impact Report

By: Sneha Lakhotia
Published: 2019-10-01

This report provides robust evidence of the importance and impact of early intervention and parent management programmes for Māori. It is essential to make social investments into programmes such as…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Health

The Complexity of Food Provisioning Decisions by Maori Caregivers to Ensure the Happiness and Health of Their Children

By: Marewa Glover
Published: 2019-04-30

Obesity in children is a global health concern. In New Zealand, one in three school entrant children are overweight or obese. M¯aori, the indigenous people, are disproportionately represented among the…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing
People and Society

The Power Of Four: Lessons from the VOYCE collaboration

By: Centre for Social Impact, Foundation North, Todd Foundation, The Tindall Foundation, Vodafone Autearoa Foundation
Published: 2018-12-10

This report, written by Rachael Trotman of the Centre for Social Impact, focuses on the funders’ experience of the VOYCE collaboration, which also actively involved care-experienced children and young people,…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Philanthropy
People and Society

Welfare for Wellbeing: A crowdsourced story-based report on the need to transform and reform our welfare system so all children and whānau flourish

By: Child Poverty Action Group and ActionStation
Published: 2018-11-08

This report reflects the voices of people most directly affected by the New Zealand welfare system. Between 18 and 31 October 2018, 267 people contributed their perspectives, insights, and experiences…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Welfare & Benefits
People and Society

Waimate Matters

By: Dr Bronwyn Boon
Published: 2018-05-31

The primary objective of this research was to identify how people felt about living in the wider Waimate District, and the barriers to particpation for residents. This research will in…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Migrant Parenting Report

By: Tamati Ihaka, Elizabeth Cameron, Haiying Dong, Point Research
Published: 2018-05-22

This research aims to better understand the parenting practices of new migrants in Auckland’s North Shore communities. Its primary use is to assist Whānau Marama Parenting, a parenting programme provider…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Manawanui: Illuminating Contemporary Meanings of Culturally Effective Social Work Supervision Practice in Te Taitokerau, Northland

By: Eliza Wallace
Published: 2018-04-01

This thesis is a cultural journey of interconnectivity between Te Ao Māori and social work supervision. Its main focus is to honour and validate tupuna or ancestral knowledge from Te…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Governance & Kaitiakitanga Social Services
People and Society

Operation and experience: Formative evaluation of the Transition from Care to Independence Service

By: Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre - Te Pokapū Taunakitanga
Published: 2018-01-29

OverviewThis report details aggregate findings from a formative evaluation of two Auckland-based Transition from Care to Independence (TCI) services – Launch and Ka Awatea. The original impetus for this evaluation…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Transnational parenting practices of Chinese immigrant families in New Zealand

By: Angel Chan
Published: 2018-01-01

This article advocates for fluid pedagogies that align with the transnational parenting practices of immigrant families. New Zealand is now considered to be a superdiverse country with a large population…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Ethnicity and Diversity

Parental Ideologies and Family Language Policies among Spanish-speaking Migrants to New Zealand

By: Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire
Published: 2018-01-01

The latest New Zealand Census figures indicate that between 2006 and 2013 over five thousand speakers of Spanish joined the nation’s population, mostly as the result, we can assume, of…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Language and Culture
People and Society

African Mothers’ Experiences of Raising ‘Afro-Kiwi Kids’ in Aotearoa / New Zealand

By: Helene Connor, Irene Ayallo, Susan Elliott
Published: 2017-12-01

This article presents findings from qualitative research data gathered from a group of ten refugee-background and immigrant African mothers living in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. The research study—From Mama Africa to…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Women/Wāhine
People and Society

The politics and construction of identity and childhood: Chinese immigrant families in New Zealand

By: Angel Chan
Published: 2017-01-02

Diverse immigrants have significantly transformed the ethnic make-up of New Zealand, and they have brought with them diverse identities to this country. Findings from a doctoral research project which involved…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Law & Justice

Study of grandparents in family court proceedings over their grandchildren prior to the 2014 changes to the court

By: Liz Gordon
Published: 2016-11-16

Grandparents raising grandchildren are often required to formalise caregiver arrangements before they are given access to support. Our study examined those who went to court before and after the family…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Law & Justice
Health

The need for Autism Support Services in Northland, New Zealand

By: Children's Autism Foundation
Published: 2016-10-03

Many Northland communities are relatively geographically isolated from urban centres. Because of this, services can be limited and travel, housing and the general cost of living are expensive for many.…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Social Services
Pacific Peoples

Our best generation yet! Engaging Pasifika whanau hearts & and minds in their children’s learning and education.

By: The Rise UP Academy/Trust
Published: 2015-12-30

In 2013, the Rise UP Trust gained Lotteries funding to explore culturally relevant and responsive ways to engage Pasifika whānau in their children’s learning, and to support the development of…

Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting Pasifika
Health

COPMIA Project Evaluation. Report for SF Taranaki.

By: Diane Doehring
Published: 2015-12-09

Recent years have seen an increased awareness of the risks that children of parents with mental illness or addiction (COPMIA) face. While there are a range of services that support…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health
Health

Animals and social work: An emerging field of practice for Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Walker, P; Aimers, J & Perry, C.
Published: 2015-03-01

Social Work is traditionally human-centered in practice, even though for many the bond between humans and animals is the most fundamental of daily-lived experiences. The intent of this paper is…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health Social Services
People and Society

A Report to BayTrust. A focus on opportunities to make a positive impact in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and youth engagement

By: The Centre for Social Impact
Published: 2015-02-01

BayTrust’s mission is to “effectively build, strengthen and enhance present and future Bay of Plenty Communities.” To support this, BayTrust approached the Centre for Social Impact to provide research and…

Children & Youth Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation of jigsaw Whanganui’s White Water Years Parenting Programme

By: jigsaw whanganui
Published: 2014-11-28

This report presents the results of a small scale process and outcomes evaluation of jigsaw Whanganui’s White Water Years Parenting Programme carried out during 2014 and funded through a Lottery…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Wellington Region Collective Impact Feasibility Study Nov 2014

By: Michelle Wanwimolruk
Published: 2014-11-17

‘Collective Impact’ has been sweeping the non-profit world by storm, beginning in North America and gaining popularity in Australia and New Zealand. Collective Impact sees that no single organisation can…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Leadership
Health

Hearing the Voices of Canterbury’s Children-Evaluating the Place of Cholmondeley in the Overall Canterbury Social Services Environment

By: Clarity Research
Published: 2014-09-18

Since 1925 Cholmondeley Children’s Centre (formally Cholmondeley Children’s Home) has provided emergency and planned respite residential care for children aged between 3 and 12 years old, that is directly accessible…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
People and Society

Early Childhood Needs Analysis – West Coast

By: Anne Hilson
Published: 2014-04-30

A full needs analysis of the early childhood communities from Haast to Punakaiki on the West Coast. The triangulation method involved interviews with parents, early childhood teachers, primary schools, playgroup…

Children & Youth Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting
Ethnicity and Diversity

There is always someone worse off…The unheard voices of women fromthe Christchurch earthquakes and beyond

By: Women's Voices Project, National Council of Women
Published: 2014-02-01

The Christchurch earthquakes can be viewed from many disciplines: geology, geography, history, disaster management, psychology, sociology etc. For the past two years, the National Council of Women in Christchurch has…

Emergency & Disaster Families, Whānau and Parenting Women/Wāhine
Health

He Mokopuna He Tupuna: Investigating Traditional Maori Views of Childrearing Amongst Iwi Within Taranaki

By: Ngaropi Cameron, Dr Leonie Pihama, Rawinia Leatherby, Awhina Cameron
Published: 2013-12-15

The phrase ‘He Mokopuna He Tupuna ’ is one that provides a cultural framework for understanding the positioning of tamariki within Te Ao Māori . It is drawn from the…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori Whānau Ora
Economics

Peter McKenzie Project options paper: Narrowing the focus

By: Janet Digby
Published: 2013-10-15

The Jayar Charitable Trust (JCT) was established to invest funds for future distribution into the community through the JR McKenzie Trust (JRMT). Inspired by the late Peter McKenzie, who had…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
Health

The Anger Change Programme Research Report

By: Dr Tina Darkins, PhD
Published: 2013-09-10

The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of the Anger Change Programme for Mothers. The Anger Change programme is a New Zealand-based child abuse prevention programme, developed…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse Women/Wāhine
Health

The effectiveness of services delivered by DOVE Hawkes Bay Inc (May 2013): Summary Report

By: Penny Ehrhardt, Gaylene Little, Maryanne Marsters, Geoffrey Nauer, Mandy Pentecost, Ariana Stockdale-Frost, and Judy Wivell.
Published: 2013-05-23

DOVE and EIT wanted to address this by examining the efficacy of family violence prevention services run for men, women and youth in Hawke’s Bay. In particular, we were interested…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse Health & Wellbeing
Advocacy

Moving beyond love and luck: building right relationships and respecting lived experience in New Zealand autism policy

By: Hilary Stace
Published: 2012-12-19

PhD thesis in Public Policy which looks at the policy problems arising from the rapidly increasing diagnoses of autism in recent decades. Considers history and construction of the concept of…

Advocacy Children & Youth Disability Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Social Services
People and Society

ToughLove Programme for parents evaluation

By: ToughLove Auckland
Published: 2012-10-30

Evaluation of ToughLove parenting programme. funded by Lottery Community Sector Research Committee.

Families, Whānau and Parenting Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 13

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2012-10-10

NZCCSS’s Vulnerability Report Issue 13 covers the period January – March 2012. The report shows what life is like three years on from the first report done in June 2009.…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Health

Pets as Pawns: The Co-Existence of Animal Cruelty and Family Violence

By: Dr Michael Roguski
Published: 2012-03-21

This study examined the link between animal cruelty and family violence. The issue was investigated with a combination of in-depth interviews and a survey of 203 Women’s Refuge clients and…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse
Sport and Recreation

Family-oriented non-competitive outdoor recreation events and on-going participation

By: Robyn Zink
Published: 2012-01-01

This study contributes to an emerging body of work exploring family participation in outdoor recreation in New Zealand. Recreation research has also been slow to take the views of children…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Sport & Recreation
Health

ParentWorks Review

By: Christchurch Methodist Mission
Published: 2012-01-01

Since 2002, ParentWorks, a programme of Christchurch Methodist Mission, has been helping non-custodial parents to build better relationships with their children and assist them both in the short and long…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse
Non-profit Sector

Doing it for ourselves and our children: Refugee women on their own in New Zealand

By: Ruth De Souza and Jill Conway
Published: 2011-12-14

Little is known about the experiences of women who enter New Zealand through the Women at Risk category identified by UNHCR. The purpose of this project was to examine the…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Whānau Ora

Making Work Pay: Policymakers Perspectives on ‘Working for Families’

By: Dr Amohia Boulton, Dr Heather Gifford
Published: 2011-11-15

The paper focuses on preliminary analysis of the first set of data collected, namely key informant interviews conducted with policy makers involved in the development of the Working for Families…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Policy
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 10

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2011-09-01

The tenth Vulnerability Report covers September 2011. It illustrates the experiences and pressure points for both families and social service agencies. Data from Christian agencies who are members of the…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori
Health

Working with the families and children of prisoners in Aotearoa / New Zealand; A guide to effective practice to ensure good outcomes for the children

By: Lesley MacGibbon, Verna McFelin and Liz Gordon
Published: 2011-01-01

An in-depth research programme undertaken by Pillars has found that the effects of imprisonment on the children are profound and long lasting. The purpose of this practice manual is to…

Children & Youth Crime & Safety Families, Whānau and Parenting
Te Ao Māori

Hei Tikitiki: Māori Rites of Passage & Youth Development

By: Manu Caddie & Michael Ross
Published: 2011-01-01

Summarises interviews with kaumatua/kuia from different rohe about their experiences of the transition to adulthood. Included in the report is a literature review on the subject of rites of passage…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori
Non-profit Sector

Counting in the community sector: how clients measure success

By: Maxine Campbell
Published: 2010-06-15

This report gives voice to the clients of Link House Agency, a counselling and social work organisation dedicated to single parent families. The clients shared their stories during a focus…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Non-profit Sector Social Services
People and Society

Relocation Following Parental Separation: The Welfare & Best Interests of Children

By: Dr Nicola Taylor, Megan Gallop, Prof. Mark Henaghan
Published: 2010-06-01

The modern world is characterised by an increasingly mobile population as family members transfer or relocate nationally and/or internationally to pursue new career or lifestyle opportunities. How positive this decision…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Health

Stop!, I don’t like it!’ An Evaluation of the ‘Healthy Relationships’ programme.

By: Bryce Hamilton (BA) and Dr. Mark Turner
Published: 2010-01-01

‘Healthy Relationships’ is a programme designed by Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust to teach personal safety through explanations and interactive stories. The goal of the stories is to develop understanding of…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Health

The PATH Planning Tool and its Potential for Whanau Research

By: Kataraina Pipi
Published: 2010-01-01

PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) is a research tool that can assist in individual and whānau planning. It uses visual images alongside facilitation that seeks to clarify, research and…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Whānau Ora
Health

2010 The Social Report – Te Purongo Oranga Tangata

By: The Ministry of Social Development
Published: 2010-01-01

The Social Report 2010 provides a picture of progress towards better social outcomes for New Zealanders. It shows how we are faring on a range of important social indicators and…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Social Services
People and Society

Invisible Children – A study of the children of prisoners

By: Liz Gordon with Pillars Incorporated
Published: 2009-11-01

Invisible Children is the first year report of a three year research project entitled ‘A Study of the Children of Prisoners’.

Children & Youth Crime & Safety Families, Whānau and Parenting
Economics

Vulnerability Report – 1st June 2009

By: Anne Kelly
Published: 2009-06-01

NZCOSS’s first Vulnerability Report shows the recession’s community impact on NGO services. The Vulnerability Report will be produced quarterly and will actively monitor the level of economic and social hardship…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Philanthropy
People and Society

The 2009 Child Discipline Referendum – What Children and Young People think about Parents’ right to hit children

By: Grant Taylor
Published: 2009-06-01

In 2007, the New Zealand Parliament passed a Private Members Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961. A petition in response to this law change forced a…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Economics

Te Kawai Toro – Report of analysis of expressions of interest 2006

By: Jennie Harre Hindmarsh
Published: 2006-10-02

In 2006 the J R McKenzie Trust invited expressions of interest from Maori community organisations for grants supporting whanau development. This resulted in a large and diverse response. This document…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori Philanthropy
Economics

Poverties and Satisfiers: A Systems Look at Human Needs. Creating a New Democracy.

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2000-11-19

All systems have needs, whether the systems be people, families, communities, cities, economics or ecosystems. System needs are complex. They exist simultaneously, and must be addressed systemically and holistically, rather…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Poverty and Inequality Research & Evaluation
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