Nau Mai, Haere Mai
This website contains information about research within the youth sector.
The research began in 2008 as part of an international study at the Resilience Research Centre in Canada. It is funded by the NZ Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. There are three projects. Two have been completed and one forms the core of this website. All projects focus on rangatahi with complex needs. Approximately 1500 rangatahi aged between 12 and 17 years formed the foundation for the research.
The Pathways to Resilience Research Project
This was a 6 year study looking at what services rangatahi in Aotearoa used and what their experiences have been. It aimed to identify services and strategies that were successful in assisting them to achieve positive outcomes.
The Youth Transitions Research
This was a longitudinal study that followed rangatahi as they moved into adulthood. It explored the strategies they used, their strengths and abilities, plans and relationships and that services that helped them cope with hard times and to make successful transitions to adulthood.
Our latest project intends to support kaimahi working with rangatahi.