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Grandparents pack

Grandparents pack

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New Zealand was a leader in international child welfare legislation reform with the passing of the New Zealand Children Young Persons and their Families Act (1989). This Act mandated the extended family/whanau as the preferred placement for children in need of care and protection, respecting traditional Maori concepts of family responsibility and decision making. However, recent data raises the question of how well the Maori model of collective responsibility translates to European families. This study was carried out to discover how well New Zealand grandparents and other kin carers had fared over the five years since the last study was under taken. While much of the statistical data is similar to the 2005 study, two major factors stand out in this study  Caregiver resilience and commitment to the grandchildren in spite of huge hurdles and difficulties  The stability afforded the children that has led to a considerable level of improvement in the children’s physical and psychological health  The joy most carers described in seeing their grandchildren flourish and the loving relationships existing between the children and their grandparents. - Taken from executive summary
Author description
Jill Worrall is an Honorary Research Associate of Massey University in Auckland and has been a senior lecturer in Social Work. She is a Trustee of both the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust and Youth Horizons Trust and is a life member of the New Zealand Family and Foster Care
Federation. She has completed research on the care of children who have been the subject of abuse and/or neglect both in New Zealand and overseas and currently works as a consultant on social work policy and practice.
Table of contents
Grandparents and Whanau/Extended Families 4
Preface 4
Executive Summary 5
Introduction 6
Literature Review 8
Incidence of Children in Grandparent / Whanau Care in New Zealand 9
Methodology 10
Section A: Demographic Analysis of the Caring Families/Whanau 12
Section B: The Children 23
Section C: Legal issues 44
Section D: Personal Financial Matters 55
Section E: General Health of Carers 61
Discussion 78
Recommendations 81
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : The Dust Jacket
  • : The Dust Jacket
  • : May 2009
  • : 297x210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colour and black and white illustrations
  • : 85
  • : 362.7330993
  • : Spiral Bound