Whānau Resilience

This service is strengths-based and informed by Kaupapa Tuku Iho.

It consists of learning opportunities that build cultural competence and protective factors against Family Harm, while fostering

respectful and mana-enhancing ways of engaging that keeps
everyone safe and promotes flourishing for the whole whānau.


The issues that the service will aim to address include
but are not limited to the following:

  • Unhealthy and detrimental relationships that fosters
    intergenerational Family Harm.
  •  Disconnection from the self, whānau, hapū, iwi and
    surrounding environments.
  •  Negative or damaging skills including behaviours and ways of engaging or expressing oneself towards others.
  •  Breakdown in communication

(ranging from no communication to mana diminishing forms)


Accessing the service:

Parents and guardians or caregivers (e.g kaumātua, aunties and
uncles) who have been affected by Family Harm can access the

These whānau members will also contribute to building the
resilience of the whole whānau by using the programmes taught within the whānau resilience service.



Whānau can self refer

Health proffessionals

Educational bodies

Other Agencies


Please note that whānau consent is paramount.




The easiest way is online.  Simply fill in the referral form and send to Admin@rwo.nz