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Your opportunity to participate in research

Gabrielle Mulder, a student studying their Masters in Child and Family Psychology, is exploring the influence of New Zealand European, Māori and Asian culture on parenting practices and children’s social behaviours.

  • How does culture influence parenting practices?
  • Do parents view their parenting through a cultural lens?
  • How do parents of different cultures perceive their children’s behaviours?
  • What are some of the similarities and differences among cultures in regards to parenting and children’s behaviour?

This project is seeking mothers and fathers of children between 3-5 who identify as either New Zealand European, Māori or Asian (Chinese, Indian, Filipino) to share their views and perceptions around how their culture has influenced their parenting, and their children’s social behaviours, with a view to completing two short questionnaires and an interview.

If you meet the criteria and are interesting in participating, please email Gabrielle Masters, who will be happy to send you through some more information.

Mindfulness for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) a group for children (age 7-11 years) who struggle with stress, anxiety and their parents to develop skills of mindfulness. 

PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improved focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduced stress. Our recent pilot group at the Psychology Centre also found that PBS is effective at reducing anxiety and improving coping in children.

The group will run between 4 – 5pm, from Wednesday 15 August  for 7 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. The course requires both child and parent/ caregiver to attend, and learn together. The cost of the program is $120.

For more information, call 3693777 or email ann.huggett@canterbury.ac.nz.

Superu Children and Families Research Fund

Applications are now open for the Superu Children and Families Research Fund.

The Fund is dedicated to funding policy-relevant research using external data from the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study. It provides researchers with an opportunity to explore and shape social policy that supports children and their families, whānau and communities.

The Fund is open to government agencies, non-government organisations, academics, and public or independent research organisations with demonstrated research capability.

Applications close on 28 February 2017. Funding totaling $750,000 a year, every year is available until 2025/26 with $1,050,000 available in the first funding round.

Find out more about how to apply