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Multiple factors at play in family violence

Monday, 10 November 2014, 5:03 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes the release of the report ‘Measuring the Economic Costs of Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in New Zealand’ as another opportunity to highlight the significant toll family violence takes on our society. More >>

Families Commissioner steps down

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:33 am | Families Commission

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes is stepping down immediately to pursue a new role with Minister Paula Bennett. More >>

Growing Up in New Zealand Report exploring vulnerability

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:21 pm | Families Commission

The Chief Executive of the Families Commission says the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) report released today is the first step towards developing a greater understanding of vulnerability in the New Zealand context. More >>

Building a better understanding of how families are faring

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 3:45 pm | Families Commission

Building a better understanding of how families and whānau are faring in New Zealand More >>

Report provides unique insights into contemporary families

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 12:44 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes the latest Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) report released today which provides a unique insight into the critical first 1000 days of approximately 7,000 children and their families. More >>

Meaningful action needed on child abuse & domestic violence

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:08 pm | Families Commission

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes says the People’s Report released today confirms what we already know about the impacts of domestic violence. “The report demonstrates the importance of quality relationship education in schools, which has been shown ... More >>

Focus on evidence in social decision making – Symposium

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 9:47 am | Families Commission

Some of the world’s leading international experts on using evidence in social decision-making will be discussing the latest innovations to help policymakers, practitioners and funders make more informed policy decisions, at a symposium on Evidence2Action. More >>

Commissioner welcomes Budget support for families

Friday, 16 May 2014, 9:11 am | Families Commission

The Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes is welcoming new spending of $500 million in today’s Budget to support the well-being of young families and vulnerable children. More >>

Valuing families on International Day of Families

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 11:38 am | Families Commission

15 May 2014 Families are the heart of our communities and our country and its important to acknowledge the important role they play especially on International Day of Families (Thursday 15 May). Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes says, “We have huge expectations ... More >>

Parenting programmes can reduce risk of child maltreatment

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 10:14 am | Families Commission

A comprehensive report released by the Families Commission finds effective parenting programmes are a key way to reduce the risk of maltreatment of vulnerable children. More >>

New family violence research welcomed

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:16 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes new research that estimates the cost of domestic violence to New Zealand employers at $368 million this year. The Snively report calculates potential productivity gains from implementing workplace protections to support victims ... More >>

New family violence research welcomed

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:10 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes new research that estimates the cost of domestic violence to New Zealand employers at $368 million this year. More >>

Families Commission’s new mandate to identify what works

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:30 pm | Families Commission

New legislation passed yesterday will see the Families Commission working to increase the use of quality evidence to inform better decisions and promote debate on key social sector issues to improve the lives of New Zealand communities, families and ... More >>

Better family violence evidence needed

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:31 am | Families Commission

The Families Commission is recommending improved ways to measure family violence so those working to reduce family violence can make better informed policies and decisions More >>

Strengthen family ties this Children’s Day

Friday, 28 February 2014, 9:07 am | Families Commission

There are lots of ways to celebrate Children’s Day this Sunday, and the Chief Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes suggests families might consider starting a new family tradition to mark the importance of New Zealand’s children. More >>

Fall in teen pregnancies welcomed

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 3:10 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes the substantial drop in teen pregnancy reported in the State of the Nation released today. More >>

Quality relationship education can reduce partner violence

Monday, 25 November 2013, 11:33 am | Families Commission

A Families Commission report released today, White Ribbon Day, finds that quality relationship education in schools is one of the most effective ways to prevent future dating or partner violence. More >>

Another half-baked idea from Labour

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 4:53 pm | Families Commission

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has challenged Labour to explain its plan to axe the Families Commission. More >>

Study of 7000 NZ children will make a difference

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 2:06 pm | Families Commission

From today responsibility for managing the ground breaking study of 7000 New Zealand pre-schoolers transfers to the Social Policy Evaluation and Research unit within the Families Commission. More >>

Family Commission welcomes evidence-based focus

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 4:41 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes a new report on the importance of robust research-based evidence to inform good decisions by government. More >>

 

 

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