Research shows that CART programmes for the hard-to-reach are durable and cost-effective. It is difficult and often impossible for government agency programmes to reach these problematic communities. For sure, CART outcomes are mostly longer lasting and infinitely more economical than programmes intended to suppress and police counter-social behaviour. We are heard and heeded by Nga Mokai. We change their attitudes and we help them fulfil their potentials.
Research generated by CART delivers real change. Consider these real-world examples
- 'Kia piki te Ora o Nga Whanau'
Whanau access to effective health care research paper completed in collaboration with Otago University 4th year Maori Health students and CART, June 2014.
- 'Needs Analysis' research paper completed by Wellington City CAYAD, June 2014
- 'Reducing Drug and Alcohol related Harm in Youth' research paper completed by Wellington City CAYAD, January 2012
- Mahi Whanau 2 (O’Reilly, 2008)
- CART 2006 comprehensive study into Whanau future narratives spelling out a family’s desired future and strategies to eliminate the gap between their desired future and their current state.
- CART 2005 Pilot study on overcoming barriers to health services.
- CART 2005 Focus group studies into barriers to eating healthily and regularly and exercising regularly.
- O'Reilly Limited 2003 Pilot Study on Building Community Resilience Against Methamphetamine
Consensus Card Sort
Consensus Card Sort is a powerful way of giving voice to Whanau aspirations, it's what we call ‘Whanau Future Narrative’. We use it as a Research tool that encourages Nga Mokai and their Whanau to reframe their lives and seek higher goals.