Noaˈia ˈe mḁuri, Kia Orana, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō e lelei, Malo le siofua, Malo nī, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri
We understand and value the importance of the ‘va’ – the relational space between people, underpinned within Pasifika worldviews.
Through key programmes, initiatives, and resources we engage not just with the individual, but we aspire to work with and support the whole family, aiga, kāiga, hainga, famili, vuvale or kopu tangata and the communities with which they identify.
We use the Tango Mou Pasifika Cultural Humility Framework, commissioned by Oranga Tamariki and developed in collaboration with our Principal Advisor Pasifika and other leaders in the social services sector.
We have staff with Pacific heritage, and we work with a growing number of Pasifika families.
Our commitment to Pasifika is underpinned by our Pasifika Strategy and Pasifika Komiti, leading activities that embrace the customs of Pacific peoples.
Our Pasifika Matua Council
Following a period of consultation with relevant Pasifika community leaders, in 2022 we established a Pasifika Matua Council made up of Matua from the nine main Pacific Island groups. The Council provides ongoing expert pan-Pacific and ethnic-Pacific cultural advice, guidance, support, and leadership, to our organisation.
Functional Family Therapy Cross Generations Programme – Te Huarahi o Te Rangatahi – Pae Whakatupuranga, exclusively supports Pasifika families and communities, through its cultural and therapeutic framework – Uputāua. It recognises that every Pasifika nation is unique, with its own identity, values and practices.
Our Functional Family Therapy and Positive Parenting programmes bring families together. We work with youth and whānau to reduce conflict, break the cycle of justice involvement, create positive family environments, and strengthen community bonds.
Functional Family Therapy Cross Generations Programme – Te Huarahi o Te Rangatahi – Pae Whakatupuranga
Our Functional Family Therapy and Positive Parenting programmes bring families together. Find out more about our Whānau Services.
Our Functional Family Therapy Cross Generations Programme – Te Huarahi o Te Rangatahi – Pae Whakatupuranga, exclusively supports Pasifika families and communities, through its cultural and therapeutic framework – Uputāua.
Providing future-proof and responsive support for Pasifika youth is a key focus. Our NEET programme covers all life bases – education, career planning, budgeting, to name a few.
We deliver teaching and parenting programmes – within safe and supported group homes. Helping our youth reach their full potential at school and in their communities. To connect with a home and learn more about our teaching programmes click here.
We have residential group homes across Aotearoa. In our Auckland-based homes, most of our home staff are of Pacific descent and are supported by the leadership of our experienced Operations Manager Chaze Tulafono, who is of Tokelauan descent. Meet Chaze here.
Our foster care programmes connect youth in need of support with a trusted hand and a safe home. To connect with this service – become a foster parent, or to access our Foster Parent portal click here.
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Locations: Auckland-wide: Henderson, Central, North Shore, South Auckland, West Central