Children and Youth
We believe that every child/tamariki and family/whanau deserves a decent chance; that every family/whanau has strengths but now and again needs help; that every family/whanau will flourish when helped to build upon their strengths; and that New Zealand will be better off when children/tamariki are raised in flourishing families/whanau.
At Family Works it is our vision that Aotearoa New Zealand becomes the best place in the world to raise children/tamariki in flourishing families/whanau.
Commissioners for Children
JIGSAW - Helping families put together what's best for our children
New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour and offers advice and activities on how to help them flourish.
The Mental Health Foundation and the Back to School Network held a Bullying Forum on 13 April 2010.
The event received wide spread media coverage and included an excellent array of speakers including Dr Janis Carroll-Lind from the Children's Commissioner, Lee Chisholm from NETSAFE, Rainbow Youth's Priscilla Penniket and Mike Williams from Edgewater College.
Resources from the day are now available online and include video interviews of presenters, a directory of services, Dr Janis Carroll-Lind's Responsive Schools report and the key speakers' presentations.