Literature Reviews:
We are experts in searching the literature and making sense out of complex topics. We have access to specific search engines and millions of articles and books. We present logical reports that can answer any question, from ‘what causes an issue?‘, ‘what theories underpin an issue?‘, ‘what are others doing?‘ or answering ‘what works?‘

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Government action on child maltreatment must be informed by evidence. SuPERU wanted to know which parenting programmes produced for positive outcomes for vulnerable children. The literature review also identified key elements of successful programmes.

The Ministry for Primary Industries believed that jobs counted for more than just numbers, and wanted to know what other outcomes employment contributed to. The literature review was part of a programme  to develop the evidence base about the value of primary industries to NZ.

The social and health effects of employment

This literature review fed into Ministry of Social Development’s contribution to the Government White Paper on Vulnerable Children. The scan focused on what interventions worked, tracking children through services and definitions of ‘vulnerable children’.

What works for vulnerable children?

Effective parenting programmes for SuPERU