Any kind of family violence is not ok. Our specialist
Our Children's Safety Programme is a Ministry of Justice approved programme for children aged 3 - 18 years who have witnessed or experienced family violence. It progresses over a period of ten weekly sessions in a warm, supportive, and creative environment.
The groups are led by qualified family violence specialists who have an and in-depth understanding of the impacts of violence and abuse on women and children.
We focus on establishing outcomes that are centred around each child and their unique world. These include:
Developing a safety plan for your child, with your child and/or their siblings and whānau
Identifying and creating their community of 'safe people'
Educating your child on what abuse and violence is
Helping your child identify and manage their feelings and worries
Teaching your child about anger - what it is and how best to express it
Growing confidence to give your child a voice
Understanding your child's hopes and dreams around living and staying in a safe home.
Following programme completion, individual review and family/whānau meetings are optional along with an opportunity to review changes in family structures and behaviour.