HELPLINES

If you or your children are in immediate and serious danger call the Police on 111 or the Child Youth and Family Call Centre 0508 326 459 

PLUNKET HELP-LINE (24 hours) 0800 933 922

HEALTH HELP-LINE (24 hours) 0800 611 116

PARENT HELPLINE (7 am – 11.00 pm 7 days) 0800 568 856

WOMEN’S REFUGE WHANGANUI   (24 hours) 06 3442204

SHINE DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE (9.00 am -11.00 pm 7 days) 0508-744-633

 

DIRECTORIES

http://www.manageme.org.nz/    health and community services across Whanganui, Rangitīkei and Ruapehu

http://www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/    national directory of MSD funded services

RESOURCES FOR WHANAU AND FAMILIES

http://www.ririki.org.nz/  Te Kahui Mana Ririki inspiring violence free whānau

http://etuwhanau.org/   Māori building positive change for whānau

http://www.skip.org.nz/  building community capability, knowledge and focus to support parents and prevent child maltreatment.

http://www.theparentingplace.com/   ideas and solution to help on the parenting journey

http://www.triplep-parenting.net/glo-en/home/    Triple P Positive Parenting Programme

http://incredibleyears.com/   internationally renowned parent training programme

http://www.speld.org.nz/  supporting children with learning difficulties

http://www.parent2parent.org.nz/  support network for families where someone has a disability

http://www.grg.org.nz/  Grandparents (and kin careers) raising Grandchildren

http://www.ricklavoie.com/gateindex.html    information and inspiration for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities

http://www.greatfathers.org.nz Information and resources for Dad’s to best support  their babies’ needs

http://www.2shine.org.nz/  making NZ homes violence free; information and resources

ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH ADVANCING THE WELLBEING OF WHANAU, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

http://www.occ.org.nz/  Office of the Commissioner for Children

http://www.ispcan.org/ International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

http://www.childmatters.org.nz/   training and advocacy to inspire adults to protect children.

http://www.brainwave.org.nz/   raising awareness about the impact of trauma on young children’s brain development

http://www.otago.ac.nz/cic/  Children’s Issues Centre,   advancing knowledge about children’s development, well-being and rights.

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/psyc/centres-and-institutes/mckenzie-centre  Roy McKenzie centre for the study of families

http://www.whakauae.co.nz/   Kaupapa Māori research

https://nzfvc.org.nz/   NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse

http://www.cpag.org.nz/  Child Poverty Action Group :  The right to security, food, shelter, education and healthcare for every child in New Zealand

http://www.everychildcounts.org.nz/  campaigning for children to be the at the centre of public policy

http://www.superu.govt.nz/  Building evidence to understand and best support the needs of whānau and families

http://inspiringcommunities.org.nz/   growing local communities from the ground up

PROFESSIONAL

http://www.swrb.govt.nz/   NZ Social Workers Registration Board

http://anzasw.org.nz/ Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

http://responsebasedpractice.com/ Centre for Response Based Practises

http://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs/community-services/social-worker/?search[q]=social+work Careers in social work