Our Child and Youth Services are dedicated to mitigating the impact of family violence, trauma, grief, physical or social neglect, abuse, gender identification, and bullying on children and youth.
We understand that children and young people require tailored support based on their age and developmental stage to heal. In our safe and nurturing environment, children and youth can freely express themselves and find solutions to their challenges.
By fostering improved communication between parents and children, we drive sustainable change within entire family units. Our mission is to empower children and youth to overcome adversity and thrive in the face of adversity.
Our Child & Youth Services include the following:
We offer Child Therapy for tamariki aged 5 to 18 years old. Our therapeutic space is really focused on encouraging tamariki to be able to connect with the therapist, connect with their inner self, and feel safe enough to express their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours without feeling judged.
The therapist builds trusting, open, communicative, calm and safe relationships between themselves, the tamariki and their whānau, working together toward unified, realistic goals for the child.
Our strong focus with this youth mentoring initiative is to improve the safety, well-being and health (both mental and physical) of our tamariki and rangatahi who are using violence to express themselves within a family setting.
For those who live with inter-generational complexity, the goal is to break the cycle of family harm, keep tamariki and rangatahi engaged in education, and build self-belief and resilience to strengthen their long-term outcomes.