Supportive Government enquiries/document/discussion papers over the last decade for the case of intensive, targeted, comprehensive, long-term home visiting programmes for families with multiple difficulties.

  • Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children: Consequences of Emotional Neglect in Childhood by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. This booklet (a 333kB PDF file) is one in a series developed by the ChildTrauma Academy to assist parents, caregivers, teachers and various professionals working with maltreated and traumatized children. It is promoted by, which is distributing some very interesting information about the developing infant brain - in particular Dr. Bruce Perry's work.
  • The Discipline and Guidance of Children: A Summary of Research published by the Office of the Commissioner for Children in conjunction with the Children's Issues Centre University of Otago (June 2004). This summary of a review of research commissioned by the Office in 2003, and is intended to provide parents and professionals with important information about the effects of physical punishment on children's behaviour and well-being. The report is timely as we debate how to better protect our children, in light of a damaging UNICEF report titled "A League Table of Child Maltreatment Deaths in Rich Nations", which shows that New Zealand fares poorly with high rates of maltreatment of children.

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