Family Violence Research

This page lists recent news about family violence-related research being conducted in New Zealand and internationally. 

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Latest Research News

May
31
Research
Calling all Māori students in Aotearoa New Zealand who are interested in building their research skills in Māori sexual and reproductive health or Māori health and wellbeing. Te Whāriki Takapou invites you to consider applying for a Health Research Council-funded Māori Health Research Summer Studentship, worth $5000. The Summer Studentships are primarily aimed at undergraduate students studying health-related courses who have had little research exposure and want to undertake a Māori health research project over the summer break
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May
10
Research
Each year the Government awards up to $750,000 in funding for social policy-relevant research to further investigation of the information gathered by the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study. The 2019 funding round is open from 4 June 2019 to 26 July 2019
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Mar
29
Research
Through simple games and day-to-day tasks, parents can help their children learn self-regulation, a skill considered essential for success, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Dione Healey, of the Department of Psychology, says self-regulation is a key early developmental skill that predicts a wide array of life outcomes
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Jan
25
Research
Obesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by pre-school children who exceed New Zealand’s screen-time guidelines, according to a study funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and Families Research Fund
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Nov
30
Research
Researchers at the University of Waikato have received $2.16 million in funding to conduct the first national survey of family and sexual violence for Māori
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Oct
12
Research
A lack of data regarding family violence and Pacific communities led the Ministry and the Pacific community representatives to work to improve information and evidence about Pacific family violence
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