Our story

Safe children, strong families, connected communities.

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) supports families and communities across New Zealand. We work in a way that focuses on strengths, positive outcomes and giving people the skills to resolve problems themselves.

FDR is just one of many services offered by Family Works. By providing a wide range of professional support, we can address any number of challenges you and your family might face – from early intervention and prevention, to intensive casework and social services.

Our vision is to make Aotearoa New Zealand the best place in the world to grow up – a place where all children are safe, whānau are strong and communities are connected.

SAFE means children and young people feel secure and protected

STRONG means families have the resources and skills to face life’s challenges

CONNECTED means people feel supported and included in their communities

We do this by building on the strengths, skills and resources individuals and their whānau have, by taking a whole-of-family approach and by tailoring our services to meet the needs of the individual and their whānau.

Our multi-disciplinary team are not only qualified and experienced but also respectful, approachable and non-judgemental.

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Our additional support services include:

 

Our qualified and experienced social workers help families that are facing life’s most difficult challenges. We can help you and your children work through complex problems and emotions in a positive way. We also provide advocacy and advice to make sure your family is getting the right support in the right way.

 

Learn how to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and responses, and get the support you need to make positive changes in your life.  Family Works supportive counsellors provide an unbiased ear to listen to your concerns.  We offer counselling for individuals, including children, young people and adults, as well as couples, families and groups.

 

Being a good parent or carer is one of the toughest, yet most important jobs you can do. We offer a variety of group programmes covering topics such as understanding the behaviour of your kids or teens and communicating with them, happy parenting principles and strategies for managing challenging behaviours.

 

Our qualified and experienced social workers help families that are facing life’s most difficult challenges. We can help you and your children work through complex problems and emotions in a positive way. We also provide advocacy and advice to make sure your family is getting the right support in the right way.

 

Learn how to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and responses, and get the support you need to make positive changes in your life.  Family Works supportive counsellors provide an unbiased ear to listen to your concerns.  We offer counselling for individuals, including children, young people and adults, as well as couples, families and groups.

 

Being a good parent or carer is one of the toughest, yet most important jobs you can do. We offer a variety of group programmes covering topics such as understanding the behaviour of your kids or teens and communicating with them, happy parenting principles and strategies for managing challenging behaviours.

 

It is not ok for someone to use emotional abuse or physical power to control or hurt you. Family Works offers a range of specialist family violence safety programmes and support services. These services are designed to be flexible to suit your individual needs and are focused on supporting you to make positive changes in your life and feel safe again.

 

Family Works provides a wide range of youth mentoring, counselling and support services tailored for young people. Our youth workers, also known as kaitautoko whānau, are role models and trusted mentors who walk alongside teenagers to listen, support, encourage and guide through difficult times.

 

Group programmes are tailored to the needs of the community and therefore they vary significantly depending on the needs. Run by experienced facilitators, our programmes cover topics such as positive parenting, developing and maintaining health boundaries and relationships and resilience building. For more information, contact us.

 

It is not ok for someone to use emotional abuse or physical power to control or hurt you. Family Works offers a range of specialist family violence safety programmes and support services. These services are designed to be flexible to suit your individual needs and are focused on supporting you to make positive changes in your life and feel safe again.

 

Family Works provides a wide range of youth mentoring, counselling and support services tailored for young people. Our youth workers, also known as kaitautoko whānau, are role models and trusted mentors who walk alongside teenagers to listen, support, encourage and guide through difficult times.

 

Group programmes are tailored to the needs of the community and therefore they vary significantly depending on the needs. Run by experienced facilitators, our programmes cover topics such as positive parenting, developing and maintaining health boundaries and relationships and resilience building. For more information, contact us.

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