Our work in the family violence sector aims to ensure that the voices of children and young people impacted by family/whānau violence are heard and their needs met.
Our team work in the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) coordinated by Christchurch police. It is a multi-agency intervention designed to ensure the immediate safety of victims and children, and to work with perpetrators to prevent further violence. ISR takes a whole-family and whānau approach that puts the risk and needs of family and whānau at the centre of their work.
Our strong focus with this new initiative is to improve the safety, well-being and health (both mental and physical) of our tamariki and rangitahi 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 rangitahi engaged in education, and build self-belief and resilience to strengthen their long-term outcomes.
Whānau Resilience has a vision of violence free families/whānau throughout Aotearoa by providing wrap-around support for families with complex intergeneration issues. This programme provides support and services to tamariki, rangatahi and whānau for up to five years.