Month: May 2011

Stating the bleeding obvious….

From the NZ Herald today Kids taught self-control do well as adults Teaching self-control to children as young as 3 can set them up for healthy, wealthy and crime-free lives, researchers have found. Physical health, alcohol and drug addictions, personal…

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Welfare Reforms Will Help Tackle Child Abuse

Media Release 1 June 2011 Family First NZ says that a number of the proposals contained in the Welfare Working Group Reducing Long-Term Benefit Dependency report will make significant improvements in targeting at-risk families and reducing the potential for child…

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Family First Midweek Update (31 May) – hot off the press!

1.Marriage Reduces Child Poverty by 2/3’rds Family Research Council May 27, 2011 Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) released a synthesis paper today showing that economic well-being in the United States is strongly related to marriage. The paper,…

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NZ’ers Want Brothels Booted Out of Residential Areas

Media Release 30 May 2011 Two out of three New Zealanders want the prostitution laws amended to ban brothels in residential areas.  Family First NZ has re-released the results of their recent poll in response to TV2’s My House My…

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Marriage Reduces Childhood Poverty by 2/3’rds

Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) released a synthesis paper today (27 May) showing that economic well-being in the United States is strongly related to marriage. The paper, entitled Marriage and Economic Well-Being, shows that married couples are…

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Why we need an independent CYF Complaints Authority

Covered by 60 Minutes The coroner has launched an investigation into how a teenage girl in Child, Youth and Family care went on to kill. Tonia Bennett burnt down the house of her ex-boyfriend’s mother in 2007, killing Lynette Chapman.…

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This was predicted….

From the Dominion Post Children as young as two and three are forming gangs of “thugs” – swearing at, biting and kicking other kids and teachers. Dame Lesley Max, chief executive of children’s agency Great Potentials, said younger children were…

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Turn off the tv/computer – get the kids to bed

From the Christchurch Press today Children who do not get enough sleep have an increased risk of becoming overweight, a New Zealand study has found. The University of Otago study, published in the online version of the British Medical Journal…

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