Our Approach

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Learn, grow and thrive

At Family Works we aim to build strong families and help children and their families to learn, grow and thrive.

We believe that every family can be a great family. Families work well when they are free from violence, share healthy relationships, and have the resources they need to flourish. Our approach is to work alongside families, supporting them to build on their strengths.


Our approach means we:

  • recognise the unique strengths and potential in each person
  • value differences
  • believe that change happens when we all work together
  • acknowledge that each person’s own perspective takes priority
  • believe that positive change occurs through caring relationships
  • see challenges positively, as difficulties that can bring out the best in people
  • acknowledge that people feel more comfortable with familiarity and consistency
  • encourage people to succeed.

Learn more about our approach and how we aim to make New Zealand the best place to raise children in our 2018-2020 strategic plan.