UC Child Well-being Research Institute

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Child and Youth Well-being Website

Have you seen the new Child and Youth Well-being Website? Recently lauched, this website should become your go-to for all things child and youth well-being in Aotearoa|New Zealand. You can find out more about the government's aspirations, the comprehensive strategy, and how they plan on measuring success. There are some great resources, and you can also share your opinions and stories.

Child and youth wellbeing website

Our Vision

The overall aim of the institute is to advance high quality, multidisciplinary research to enhance the learning success and healthy well-being of children and young people. The focus is holistic, including research related to infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their whānau, family and community. There is a commitment to being a leader in developing a strengths-based discourse around child development, health and well-being that speaks to the context of Aotearoa, New Zealand. We hope that this can be our way of supporting the national strategy for children and youth.


What We Value


We value creativity and difference through unique methodological approaches, technologies and collaborations.

Equity and Social justice

We value research that is critical, empowering and mana-enhancing. We value research that esteems Te Ao Māori and Pasifika Talanoa.

Vision Mātauranga

We value the New Zealand government science policy framework that mandates the unlocking of science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people for the benefit of all New Zealanders.


We value our inter-professional community and stakeholders who contribute, share ideas and provide a sense of fellowship.

Global influence

We value research that is world leading, connected and relevant to global policy and trends.


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UC Child Well-being Research Institute

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