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Parenting support and education

Being a good Mum, Dad, step-parent or guardian is one of the toughest, yet most important, jobs you can do.

Whether you’re just starting out, experiencing problems, parenting other people’s children, wanting to put some more fun into it or just needing some support from other parents – Family Works is here to help you.

We can tailor support for you and your whānau.

We can help you:

  • understand the behaviour and milestones of your children or teenagers
  • build stronger relationships with your children or teenagers
  • learn useful and practical parenting tools and strategies
  • communicate with your children or teenagers
  • develop positive ways of dealing with challenging behaviour.

Individual support

Family Works Central is able to provide professional support and advice for individual parents and/or couples. This may include one-to-one support and education, counselling or social work services.

Group parenting programmes

Family Works Central offers a variety of parent education groups that can support you to be a positive role model for the children in your life.

Current parenting education programmes offered by Family Works include:

  • Incredible Years
  • Negotiating the Minefield
  • Good Fathers programme
  • Growing Together
  • Connecting with your Child/Teen
  • Boundaries with Kids


If you’re interested in taking part in a parenting programme or if you’re after some individual support, call us on 0800 FAM WORKS to talk to one of our friendly team.

Support Family Works parenting programmes

Family Works Central’s parenting education and support is only made possible thanks to the support and generosity of our communities. Click here to make an online donation or call 0508 TO HELP (that’s 0508 86 4357).