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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 >>

New Chief Executive of the Families Commission announced

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 3:02 pm | Families Commission

The interim Chief Commissioner of the Families Commission Belinda Milnes is delighted to announce that Clare Ward has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the Families Commission. More >>

Families Commission urges families to be counted in census

Monday, 4 March 2013, 5:13 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission is urging all families and whānau to complete the census tomorrow so that their needs are counted. More >>

Knowing what works for children and families the key

Friday, 1 March 2013, 10:32 am | Families Commission

Knowing what works for children and families is the key to better outcomes says Chief Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes ahead of Children’s Day this Sunday. More >>

Financial education welcomed in Pacific communities

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 11:28 am | Families Commission

The Pacific Families and Problem Debt Report, released by the Families Commission today, examines the impact high levels of debt are having on Pacific families and communities. More >>

Māori grandparents speak from the heart

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 9:50 am | Families Commission

Māori grandparents’ experiences are shared in a new publication released by the Families Commission today. More >>

Accessible Housing Fundamental To Family And Whānau Success

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 2:14 pm | Families Commission

30 October 2012 Media release Accessible Housing Fundamental To Family And Whānau Success The Families Commission says there are no silver bullets but the release yesterday of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations ... More >>

Accessible housing fundamental to family and Whānau success

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 1:22 pm | Families Commission

30 October 2012 Media release Accessible housing fundamental to family and Whānau success The Families Commission says there are no silver bullets but the release yesterday of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations ... More >>

Bold step towards protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 9:45 am | Families Commission

Bold step towards protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable The Families Commission says it welcomes the Minister taking a priority stand on children and families in the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, released today by the Minister for Social ... More >>

New challenges for today's dads

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 4:15 pm | Families Commission

Media release New challenges for today's dads. 30 August 2012 The Families Commission says Fathers’ Day provides a timely opportunity to acknowledge a group of fathers who are often overlooked. The Commission’s Chief Research Analyst, Dr Jeremy Robertson, ... More >>

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