The parents we work with in South Auckland (80% Maori, 20% Pacifika) struggle with complex issues, including depression, prostitution, serious criminal activity and welfare dependency. Approximately 90% of our clients have been physically and/or sexually abused. Many have court cases pending and have had children removed from their care by Oranga Tamariki (Ministry for Vulnerable Children).
Through years of consultation with marginalised Maori and Pacifika families, we have developed a richly relational and community-embedded approach that engenders deep parent engagement and produces significant, intergenerational change in the vast majority of families we work with.
Our methods include individual and group interventions and are intensive, highly relational, and long-term.