The Growing Up in New Zealand study – findings from the first 1000 days of the cohort’s development Event as iCalendar

12 April 2016

10am - 12pm

Venue: Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson

Presentation by Growing Up in New Zealand Director Associate Professor Susan Morton at the Waitakere Anti-Violence Essential Services (Waves) Trust Inter-Agency Meeting in Auckland/New Zealand

Abstract
Growing Up in New Zealand
 is the country‚Äôs largest and most comprehensive longitudinal study, following the lives of nearly 7000 children born in 2009 and 2010 from before they are born until they reach adulthood.

This talk will describe how these children, who represent the diversity of contemporary NZ pre-schoolers, are developing throughout their critical first 1000 days of life when the foundations of so many later life health and wellbeing pathways are being established.

Many things are going well for these toddlers and their families, but for our most vulnerable children it is clear that they are falling behind from the beginning, and we could do better to support their wellbeing.

The longitudinal information now collected from the children and their families from pregnancy to school entry represents a rich and valuable resource that is available for collaborative as well as externally based research projects.

 

For more information visit the Waves Trust website