Family Works knows that our children/tamariki flourish when families and whānau function well.
We believe that children/tamariki, family and whānau deserve a decent chance; that every family and whānau has strengths, but now and again need help; that they will flourish when they are helped to build upon their strengths; that New Zealand will be better off when children/tamariki are raised in flourishing (strong, healthy, nurturing) families and whānau.
Aotearoa is the best place in the world to raise our children, our tamariki and young people, our rangatahi.
We want all children/tamariki to flourish so we work to support them and their families and whānau, and to champion their cause in our communities:
Children and young people with choices
Strong, healthy families and whānau
Parents with choices
Safe children and young people
The principles that guide the way we work with people. Family Works staff and services:
recognise the strengths inherent in everybody
are accessible and non-discriminating
are confident and competent to work with people
operate within a Code of Ethics as defined by their profession
work with children, young people, families and whānau and individual adults in respectful relationships
recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of our nation and for our relationship with Māori, who are ‘tangata whenua’ – the first peoples of the nation
recognise New Zealand as a bi-cultural nation and a multicultural society.
Shine to merge with Presbyterian Support Northern
Shine, an Auckland-based domestic abuse charity is to merge with Presbyterian Support Northern. From 1 July 2016 Shine will deliver services alongside Family Works and Enliven.
PS Otago’s Buddy Programme impresses
Giving young people the opportunity to spend time with an adult outside of their family, someone who has positive regard for them and shows interest in their lives, helps build confidence and presents new experiences.
Works - at a glance
Our new publication "Family Works - at a glance" describes how we make a positive difference to families throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.