Webinar series 2023

Webinar series 2023
May 11, 2023

Join our free webinars to hear about the latest research from Growing Up in New Zealand about what life is like for twelve-year olds. The webinars explore the findings from the just released “Now We Are Twelve” snapshot series and are relevant to anyone interested in how young people are doing in Aotearoa.

The series will provide insights about young people at the start of adolescence - a time of rapid social, emotional, and physical development.

Each webinar will include presentations by lead researchers, followed by an expert panel discussion chaired by our research director, Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Paine. These are FREE events but please get tickets through Eventbrite and webinar access links will be sent to you and we'll also send you a link to a recording of the webinar.

Please get FREE tickets here: Now We Are Twelve Webinar Series Tickets | Eventbrite

Sign-language interpreters will be present for all webinars.

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 9-10am NZST

WEBINAR 1: Material hardship; Housing and homelessness in young people

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Provides the first contemporary study of material hardship in New Zealand, from birth to early adolescence.  

Provides insight into young people's housing quality and residential mobility.  

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 1-2pm NZST

WEBINAR 2: Food insecurity; School engagement in young people

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Examines food insecurity among young people from 8 to 12 years of age and how government assistance and food programmes in schools are helping.

Provides an overview of young people’s engagement in school and identifies key factors associated with school engagement.  

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 1-2pm NZST

WEBINAR 3: Young people’s experiences of depression and anxiety; the COVID-19 pandemic and wellbeing

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Explores young people's self-reported experiences of depressive and anxiety symptoms and factors that may influence these conditions from age 8 to 12. 

Explores who was most worried about the COVID-19 pandemic and how this relates to young people's wellbeing.

NEW DATE: Wednesday 19 July 2023, 1-2pm NZST (was 29 June 2023)

WEBINAR 4: Relationships with parents, peers and special adults; the impact of disability on young people

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Examines the networks of social and familial relationships young people experience at age 12 including with parents, peers and special adults.

Highlights the impact of disability on young people and their families.