In time for Fathers Day this year we have completed our study on fathers who raise young children with no or very little input by the children’s mother. This is a usually forgotten and quite ‘invisible’ family type that seems to engage little with the communities they live in. For more detail and the full […]
Dr Fran Vertue is supervising a student’s Masters thesis at the University of Canterbury. This study will explore the mental health and parenting practices of New Zealand parents who have separated in the past year or two. We decided to conduct this study online, as it is convenient for most people, and helps to maintain […]
Families Commission research released today Heart and Head, showed that 60% of fathers think the media portrayed them in a poor light, and half thought that society overall does not recognise their importance.
The Families Commission is calling for four weeks paid leave for fathers with today’s release of their father research report. The report showed that fathers are asking for more time with their children.
We have been approached to help recruit especially solo fathers to this study in order to make it as representative as possible of the population. See here for details. You’re asked to use the study code SOLOD if that applies to you.
Fathers are called on to participate in a study on their experiences of a difficult birth of their baby. See here for more info.
Father & Child Trust is looking for fathers who have day-to-day care of at least one child eight years or under in either Christchurch or Auckland. The Trust is conducting what is believed to be the first study in New Zealand on the circumstances, issues and support of solo fathers and their young children.
University of Auckland researchers from the Department of Psychology are conducting a study on attitudes towards genetic testing for unborn babies. “This research is important as understanding how people feel about whether or not to undertake prenatal genetic testing is crucial in order to assist them through the process. Data collected through this research will […]
The Lottery Grants Board declined an application by Father & Child Trust and Canterbury University researcher Jeffrey Gage for funding to conduct research on single custodial fathers with small children.
New Zealand has 24,000 solo dads with dependent children, most of them in paid employment and typically plugging away without any direct support. How they became solo dads, whether they or their children need anything or if there is useful information to help them is not known. Another funding body has declined Father & Child’s […]