21 Apr 2010

Maori parents of teens sought for research project

11:56 am on 21 April 2010

Auckland University researchers are looking for Maori parents of young teens who can help evaluate the effectiveness of an international parenting programme.

Sue Furragio from the education faculty says the parents will attend seminars in west Auckland on the principles of positive parenting and strategies for managing the behaviour of teenagers.

Their feedback will be used to work out whether modifications are needed to the 30-year-old Triple P programme to incorporate cultural differences among Maori and Pacific island families.

Much of the research has been done in Australia, she says, and researchers want to look at the context young people are growing up in in New Zealand