Tararua Strengthening Families – Supporting families to thrive
Strengthening Families helps you sort things out when life’s challenges weigh you down.
Whatever your concern or need:
- Knowing you need to make a change but don’t know how
- Worries about your child’s health or behaviour
- Making ends meet
- Housing difficulties
- Coping with stress at home.
Strengthening Families brings together the agencies that can help your family/whānau deal with your concerns.
Your voice is important
The focus of Strengthening Families is always on you and your family/whānau. You choose what will be discussed, when and where your Strengthening Families meetings are held – they could be at a marae or other community setting, for example. You help decide which agencies will be at the meetings; and you can bring family/whānau members and friends for support.
By having everyone together at the same time, you only have to tell your story once.
Your Strengthening Families meeting
At the first meeting, you express what is important to your family/whānau, and what you want to see happen. The agencies invited to be there will talk about how they will assist you and your family/whānau. Together, you and the agencies will develop a plan to help you achieve your goals. This plan identifies what everyone will be doing in the days and weeks ahead.
Follow-up meetings will be held to ensure the plan is working for you.
Benefits of Strengthening Families
- Voluntary for families/whānau
- Family friendly
- Respectful of tikanga Maori and cultural diversity
- Good at helping families connect with their community.
For more information
Contact the Tararua Strengthening Families Coordinator
Telephone: 06 374 6565 Ex: 2