We provide mentoring for young people for 3-6 months depending on the situation. This involves weekly connections where we talk to young people about what is going on in their lives, build safety plans if required and tailor appropriate programmes to provide information and education for the purpose of helping them to develop tools and strategies that they can use now and in their future.
Our programmes are varied and include life skills, self-esteem, tools and strategies to allow understanding of emotions, particularly anger and also discovery camp where we take youth away for four days so that they are able to discover their potential and begin to develop a sense of identity and self-worth.
We also provide social work support to families. Common reasons for referral are domestic violence, budgeting, parenting, advocacy and information giving along with support to specialist services should this be required. Where we are working with a young person, we try to support the parent/caregiver as well as the young person as we believe this is more likely to bring about long term change. We also offer Triple P parenting programme either in a group setting or through one on one connections.
Strengthening Families helps you get the best support for your family/ whānau to thrive. All the people and agencies who could help your family are brought together. Together you discuss your family’s needs and agree on what everyone is going to do. Eleven New Zealand government agencies are actively involved with Strengthening Families along with hundreds of community-based services
A programme to support parents and caregivers by engaging, encouraging and empowering families to address common child and adolescent social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Triple P aims to enhance a parent’s knowledge, skills and confidence; to promote the development of non-violent, protective, and nurturing environments for children; to promote the development, growth, health and social competence of children and to enhance the competence, resourcefulness, and self-sufficiency of parenting in raising their children.
Triple P Primary Discussion Group (for parents of children aged 0-9)
Triple P Discussion Group for parents of Teenagers (for parents of children aged 10-17)
One on one support
Stepping Stones: For parents of children with disabilities.
Triple P Primary Discussion Group Topics:
Dealing with Disobedience
Managing Fighting and Aggression
Hassle-free Shopping With Children.
Developing Good Bedtime Routines
Teen Discussion Topics:
Getting teenagers to co-operate
Coping with teenagers emotions
Building teenagers survival skills
Reducing family conflict
A GRIEF EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR ADULTS BEREAVED BY SUICIDE.
The primary focus of the WAVES programme is to provide people with the opportunity to participate in a psycho-educational programme that offers an experience of healing and community by connecting them with other people who have been bereaved by suicide. The purpose of WAVES in this context is to help adults learn more about grief and suicide, find meaning in their experiences, learn to mange emotions, reduce stigmatisation and feelings of isolation and assist them to move forward.