This was a three-part study. First, 51 rangatahi and their whānau took part in a photo elicitation project. Young people were given an internet tablet and asked to take photos of things, people, places that made them feel connected, supported and well. These rangatahi and their whānau then engaged in storytelling about these photos with our researchers. We have gleaned such wonderful insights into the lives of rangatahi and what made them feel loved, strong, and connected (Methods paper in preparation).
The second part of the study involved taking these learnings and putting questions into the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey, specifically about whanaungatanga. We undertook the representative survey of 7,500 young people from Waikato, Tamaki Makaurau and Tai Tokerau (link to Youth19 intro and methods report), with 1,528 (20%) of those who did the survey being rangatahi Maori.
The third and final part of the study was to develop resources for rangatahi and their whānau. We also have published some papers and have others in development.
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