Help for you and your child via school

Family Workers in Schools and Kindergartens is a Family Works initiative to give help and support to children in some schools and kindergartens throughout the Upper South Island.

Our Family Workers may work with you as a parent, counsel your child one-to-one, or support your child in other ways, better suited to meet their rights and needs.

Who we help:

You can refer yourself to our Family Worker in Schools and Kindergartens service. It is free. Contact us if you are worried about:

  • Your child’s emotional well-being
  • Things that may be preventing your child from learning and enjoying school/kindergarten
  • How well you are parenting your child
  • Your child’s relationships within the family

How we help:

Our Family Workers are there as:

  • Emotional support and a listening ear
  • A neutral advocate for children and their families
  • Someone to talk to in confidence

Where to start:

  1. Contact us via this website to find participating schools and kindergartens in your area
  2. Contact your school administration
  3. Visit our Events page to find out more about community-based parenting programmes

“I learnt how to express my feelings and ideas better.”

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