Children & Young People

Our facilitators are fully trained and are experienced in working with children and young people.

They have a wide range of skills relating to family violence/abuse, child protection, adolescent issues and childhood trauma.

Our aims are to ...

  • educate and empower children and young people who have witnessed abuse and are wanting to process their experiences and build their self confidence

  • help break cycles of abuse

We also provide...

  • counselling for children and young people

  • education programmes on living without abuse for men and women.

We are approved by ...

  • the Ministry of Justice

  • the Ministry of Social Development

  • Oranga Tamariki

  • Department of Corrections

Who attends?

Children and young people from 4 to 16 years of age who have experienced family violence/abuse.

Why have a programme?

Children and youth are often the unseen victims of family abuse. they may suffer trauma and show signs of stress.

They may become;

  • Withdrawn or unhappy,

  • act out and become angry and non-compliant,

  • stop learning at school,

  • blame themselves for the violence/abuse,

  • have difficulty adjusting to family changes

  • learn to become an abuser or victim in relationships with peers and /or partners in later life

How it works

  • there are individual and group programmes for children and young people

  • assessments are undertaken with the parent/caregiver and children/young people

  • the parent/caregiver is kept fully informed and involved

  • individual and group programmes are tailored to individual needs

  • our programmes are free of charge or at a minimum fee

Participants will learn


  • to identify and express feelings

  • abuse is not okay

  • abuse is not their fault

  • abuse happens to other families too

  • healthy anger management techniques

  • to process what they may have witnessed or experienced

  • how to keep themselves safe

  • how to build self esteem and self confidence.

Plus much more

Programmes are age specific and discussions are held in complete confidence.

For services for women

Text your name to

021 023 20297

and we will call you back

For service for children & youth


Text your name to

021 023 20297

and we will call you back

For services for men


Text your name to

027 344 0098

and we will call you back

Abuse Prevention Services gratefully acknowledges the support from:

NZ Lotteries, COGS, Ministry of Social Development (Oranga Tamariki), Ministry of Justice, Department of Corrections, Foundation North, NZ Post,

Mahurangi Community Trading Post, Pub Charity and Blue Sky

Oranga Tamariki Ministry of Children

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