Dunedin Study Member with a Teenager
If your kid is turning
15 this year, you can expect a phone call from one of our researchers to
talk to you about the Next Generation Study. In this phone call we will
also ask your permission to contact your 15 year-old.
live with your teenager and would like to come with them to their
assessment day, you will be asked to bring them in for an assessment
very similar to your own at age 15. We will also do a brief interview
with you, asking about your 15 year-old, your relationship with them,
their characteristics, skills, and personality, and talk about various
events that have occurred over their life.
This usually takes
around an hour and a half, and then your part of the assessment is
complete. While you're having your interview, the young person will also
be answering some questions. They will have a break at about the same
time you finish your interview, and you are welcome to join them for
morning tea. Then they will carry on with their assessment day, and we
ask that you return around 3pm to pick them up. If you would like to
stay at the unit during the rest of the day, there is a space available
for you to use.
As with the Dunedin Study, any information you
give us will be entirely confidential, and we can't share it with anyone
else - including your family members.
Meals will be provided, and we will discuss transport and
accommodation requirements with you when we initially contact you.
someone else is your 15 year-old's primary caregiver (for example
your ex-partner, a foster parent, a grandaparent, or your spouse or
partner), we will ask your permission to contact them and your 15
year-old. If you're happy with this, we will make contact with them and
invite them to come to Dunedin for the assessment day described above.
will contact you again to take part in a brief phone interview where we
talk about your 15 year-old and your relationship with them. We will
arrange this at a time convenient to you.
As with the Dunedin
Study, any information you give us will be entirely confidential, and we
can't share it with anyone else - including your family members.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more about the Next
Generation Study, please contact Judith Sligo, the Next Generation Study
Manager, at 03 479 7223.