Strengthening Families (S/F) is a strategy that joins the Health, Education and Welfare sectors of government to improve life outcomes for children.
It aims to improve family health, educational attainments and reduce the incidence of persistent offending, or abuse and neglect. S/F aims to help strengthen families whose children are at risk of poor outcomes as a consequence of their social and family circumstances.
- Strengthening Families pulls together support for whanau in Rotorua
- The people helping your whanau may be a budget advisor, truancy officer, social worker, medical specialist, counsellor, teacher, WINZ advocate or other support worker
- You work out together what support your whanau needs and what each service is going to do
- It is set up so whanau tell their story once to everyone at the same time. Then everyone agrees on a plan to move you forward
Strengthening Families is FREE and 100% voluntary