• Home
  • News
  • Research on Risk & Resiliency in Young Women

Research on Risk & Resiliency in Young Women

14 Sep 2015 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

I’m a researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, with a particular interest in the well-being of young women.  I hope that through better understanding problems and the ways young women cope with them, it will be easier to offer services and support that can help.

My current project is: ‘Factors implicated in young women’s self-harm: Risk, resilience and recovery’.  This research is on risk and resilience in young women and I’m trying to recruit young women (15-25) to take part in interviews. The exact content of the interviews is flexible, but I’m interested in talking to young women who might be considered to be ‘at risk’, to talk about how young women deal with problems/risks, coping skills etc.   (This current project is NOT an evaluation of a specific service; more of an exploration of how young women deal with problems in their lives, what works currently, and how things could be improved in general). I am needing to complete interviews by early December. Interviews are taking place in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch. 

Please contact Cate Curtis for further information.

Several documents are attached:

  • a little more information about my background (‘Info for services’)
  • a flyer for possible participants in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch (the latter could also be used for Dunedin and Wellington), which gives just the key information they need to know to capture their interest, and
  • a more detailed information sheet, to help them decide whether to take part (this would usually be sent to them by me after they’ve made an initial enquiry, but you might find it useful too, in deciding whether you’re supportive of this research, or so that you have more information for possible participants). 

If you’re willing to display the flyers but don’t want to have any other engagement, I understand how busy people are these days, and I’d be very grateful for any assistance that you can give.

Risk and Recovery Research Info for Services.pdf

Risk and Recovery Research Participant Info Hamilton.pdf




Dr Cate Curtis

School of Psychology

University of Waikato


  • 15 Sep 2015 11:07 AM | Cate Curtis
    The links to the flyer and information sheet don't seem to be working at the moment. Please contact me directly for more information, or if you'd like me to post you a flyer.
    If there's sufficient interest, interviews could also take place in other cities (e.g. Nelson, Dunedin).
    Link  •  Reply
Powered by Wild Apricot. Try our all-in-one platform for easy membership management